We're the Norwyk Theatre Company and we want to produce the play, Moonchildren, with your help!
HEY Y'ALL! We reached our goal! But now we need to keep keeping-on and raise as much additional money as we can because unfortunately, this project needs a lot more than $5,000. Any help you can provide, and any chance you get to spread the word about our project would be much appreciated!
The Norwyk Theatre Company is a group of artists collaborating in New York City. We have a strong connection to North Carolina, and for a lot of us, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Norwyk Theatre Company works to bring a community of artists together to create and connect through text, dialogue, and performance. We strive to provide networking opportunities to artists of all kinds. Our mission is to spark conversation between artists–bridging the gap between the ordinary and the extraordinary.
We are excited about Moonchildren, by Michael Weller, because it speaks to us and to our generation. It also has a lot of relevance to the time in which we live.
We need funds in order to:
# Rent a rehearsal space
# Rent a performance space
# Pay our designers and director
# Pay for costumes/set/props
# Buy hundreds of antique milk bottles
# Print programs
We need a lot more than $5,000 to produce this play--for every dollar you contribute, that's one dollar closer to us reaching our goal!
Our director for Moonchildren is an amazing artist and human and we want to be able to pay him for everything he's able to do for us. Here's a little bit about him: Bryan Close is an actor, director and teacher living in New York City. Bryan is the artistic director of Occam Rep, for whom he recently directed George F. Walker’s Featuring Loretta. Other New York directing credits include Christopher Fry's The Lady's Not for Burning, John Patrick Shanley’s Savage in Limbo and readings of The Art Room by Billy Aronson and Or by Liz Duffy Adams.
Since 2005, Bryan has headed the summer theater program at the NC Governor's School in Winston-Salem, where he has directed numerous plays, including Shakespeare's Henry V (starring several Norwyk company members!) and Brecht's Caucasian Chalk Circle, as well as full-length plays by Peter Barnes, Horton Foote, Tina Howe, Charles Mee and Timberlake Wertenbaker. On the strength of his innovative recent staging of Wertenbaker's Our Country’s Good, Bryan was invited to direct at the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
As an actor, Bryan has performed at American Conservatory Theater, Berkeley Rep, San Jose Rep, Arizona Rep, Passage Theatre, Charlotte Rep, Charlotte Shakespeare Co. and two seasons each at Colorado Shakespeare Festival and Tennessee Stage Co. NYC credits include The Barrow Group, E.S.T., Rude Mechanicals, Living Image Arts, Metropolitan Playhouse, Emerging Artists and others. Favorite roles through the years have included Hamlet, Romeo, Orlando, Bassanio, Touchstone and Mercutio. Bryan teaches Shakespeare at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. MFA, A.C.T.; M.A., Columbia.
The word ‘Norwyk’ was inspired by two places that we hold very dear to our hearts: North Carolina and New York. If you look really closely, you’ll notice that ‘Norwyk’ is a combination of those two states’ names. Norwyk Theatre’s founding members, Franny and Alexandra, are both graduates of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. This is where they met and where the idea to form a theatre company was born, even before Franny and Alexandra knew it themselves.
Eating brunch in one of their favorite New York City restaurants one spring morning, the conversation that would eventually grow into Norwyk started with a question: “We know so many talented people in New York. We’re not working. Why don’t we just do it ourselves?”
It began with a want to promote ourselves and our alums from UNC-G. It continues with a need to promote talent, creativity, ambition, and new ideas from and to our New York City community.
* Gratitude cannot be redeemed for money in any form.
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pledged of $5,000 goal
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Jan 25, 2012 - Mar 1, 2012
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$10* worth of gratitude! What a deal.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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A personalized postcard from one of our company members containing a thank you, a limerick, a haiku, or a riddle!Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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One (1) ticket to our show, and a postcard.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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Three (3) tickets to our show, and a postcard.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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Special thanks in our program, we’ll bake you something sweet, and four (4) tickets to our show.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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Our wizard of a graphic designer, Matt Palmer, will create a custom piece of art after a brief conversation via email or phone, four (4) tickets to our show, thanks in the program, we'll bake you something sweet, and a postcard.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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A unique and fun gift basket created with our favorite things, a custom piece of art, four (4) tickets to our show, thanks in the program, we'll bake you something sweet, and a postcard.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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Wow. You’re awesome. An executive producer credit in our program, curtain speech, and website, we’ll frame your custom art, a gift basket, four (4) tickets to the show, we'll bake you something sweet, a postcard, and a whole lot of gratitude.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012