This project aims to ask you what you are and show you that while we all seek our answers outside of ourselves, the answer is actually within.
Who We Are
The In Between People is a company of people who discover the importance of continually redefining our roles in each others lives through performance. It’s not about the story or the plot or the characters. It is about the connections made between people every day, every minute and every second, and the awareness that underscores, and stems from, these connections. For us, it’s about shedding your inadequacies to identify and redefine yourself, both for you and for those around you.
What We’re Doing
The In Between People is currently exploring the affect that children's stories and their universal messages have on audiences of all ages. The self-titled project, The In Between People, is a performance that uses The Missing Piece Meets the Big O by Shel Silverstein as a launching point, and creates an extension of this story through performance. We are combining personal stories and experiences with this universal message to find a new meaning in the interaction between people and performance. We are creating a theatrical experience that focuses not on any one of these stories, but the universal through-line of what it means to be human and every person's struggle to truly define who they are.
Why We’re Doing It
Often we explain what we are not. We harp on our inadequacies and these inadequacies don't allow us to truly be who we want to be. Because of this we look outward, trying to find the things that we believe will make us whole. This project aims to ask you what you are and show you that while we all seek our answers outside of ourselves, the answer is actually within. We’re actively creating and recreating that journey of discovery, in hopes of creating a community with a greater awareness of each other for the sole purpose of human connection and the power that lies within that.
The Theory Behind The In Between People:
We believe that the individual performer carries with them the power to change lives simply through their presence. The In Between People is a company of performers who do just this – they command a presence like no other and ask you to come on a journey to round your corners.
In order to fully support the production qualities needed for the performances we will need to raise $4500, which will cover the costs listed below. We have been very fortunate that all collaborators are willing to work free of charge.
$2250 – Lighting/Sound Equipment and Rental
Included in this cost is the renting of Lighting Instruments, a lighting control board, Speakers and Sound control Board, pickup and delivery of the rental package, cables and power hook up.
$500 – Rehearsal and Workshop
Throughout the remainder of May, June and July we will often need to rent rehearsal space, engage in interdisciplinary workshops and incorporate different elements into rehearsals. The $500 will ensure that we are able to have enough rehearsal time and space as well as the ability to engage in the workshops necessary to make the work affective.
$250 – Advertising and Publicity
While there exist many different free forums for advertising our production, we have found with past productions that in order to reach audiences of all ages it is important to have proper advertising materials (postcards or bookmarks, posters etc.) and also to document our work in as many ways as we can in order to provide examples of our work down the road. Included in this cost are advertising materials, photo documentation, and video documentation.
$1000 – Costumes and Props
Included in this line item are all costumes for a company of 15 performers, built props, and all other necessary additional object that will be used by the performers throughout the production.
$500 – Contingency
As with all theatrical productions, many things can change up to and through the performances. This cost will be a reserve that will help support any additional costs incurred throughout the production. If this money is not used fully, any remaining funds will be used to purchase copies of the Missing Piece Meets the Big O and donate them to a NYC public school in need.
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Will have their name printed in a “Special Thanks” section of our production program.
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Will receive 1 free ticket to a performance date of their choice as well as have receive a signed copy of the production program.
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Will receive 2 free tickets to a performance date of their choice as well as have their name listed on our website as an “Honorary Contributor”.
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Will receive 4 free tickets to a performance date of their choice as well as have their name and bio listed on our website as an “Honorary Member”
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Will receive a DVD copy of the making of The In Between People and a DVD of the performance as well as a CD copy of the music from the production.
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Will receive a copy of the Missing Piece Meets the Big O signed by the company and 10 free tickets to a performance date of their choice.
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Will be formally thanked at the performance as an “Instrumental Contributor and Forever Member of the company”, receive 10 free tickets to a performance date of their choice and will be formally thanked each night at the beginning of each show, as well as be listed as a co-producer of the production.
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Will be listed as a producer of the production in all publicity and marketing, receive a copy of the The Missing Piece in addition to receiving a copy of the Missing Piece Meets the Big O - all signed by the company, and will receive a copy of all production photos, marketing documents and publicity pieces.
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