Editing and completing a documentary about Theatre Novi Most's 2010 production "The Oldest Story in the World"
We are asking for money to fund the completion of a full length documentary film "In Company with Theatre Novi Most: devising Gilgamesh". It follows our Minneapolis based theatre company Theatre Novi Most through one year of rehearsals, design meetings, workshops and finally performances as we stage a new work, "The Oldest Story in the World". This physical theatre performance is based on the ancient Mesopotamian epic of Gilgamesh and premiered in Oct 2010 in Minneapolis.
The film will show the way a devised piece of theater gets made from early conversations with director, actors, scholars, playwright and designers to script sessions and physical improvisations -- including in this specific project, Kallaripayattu and Biomechanics training which the actors did to generate the physical vocabulary of the piece. The film will also include interviews with actors and the creative team about what it means to work on a project that takes years to develop, includes artists from several states and does not start with a finished script. The film will explore how this method differs from the usual models in place for new play development in the regional theatre system in the U.S.
Film maker Megan Lewis and director Lisa Channer are the partners on this project. Megan shot many hours of footage over two years and we are ready to edit the final film with the goal of finishing it by fall 2012. The money we raise will go directly to pay editors, studio time and marketing of the final film.
We already have an 8 minute rough edit to show. See it here:
See more about the show and the company at www.theatrenovimost.org
No amount is too small. We truly welcome your gift of $10 or more. And we have gifts for you starting at $15! Every little bit counts. We have one month to raise $2000 or more. We hope we can count on you to join our team with your gift.
Megan and Lisa
The Oldest Story in the World Artistic Team:
Directed by Lisa Channer, Text by Kira Obolensky, Scenic design by Adrian Jones, Sound design by Vincent Oliveri, Media design by Daniel Vatsky, Costume design by Annie Katsura Rollins, Lighting design by Robert Perry. Cast: Billy Mullaney, Erik Hoover, Julianna Drajko, Barbra Berlovitz, Dario Tangleson, Vanessa Voskuil, Stephen Pearce, Jeanne Wilcoxin, Vladimir Rovinsky. Original music composed and sung by Johanna Gorman-Baer, Molly Dworsky and Sasha Gibbs.
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Listed as a vital funder on the documentary dvd. Personal thank you from Lisa and MeganEstimated delivery:
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CD of the beautiful music composed for The Oldest Story in the WorldEstimated delivery:
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Copy of the finished dvd "In Company with Theatre Novi Most: devising Gilgamesh"Estimated delivery:
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Free attendance at one Theatre Novi Most workshop in 2112/13. Workshops are often offered in Biomechanics and Physical Stanislavsky. Exact schedule to be determined.Estimated delivery:
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two free tickets to one Theatre Novi Most production in 2012/13.Estimated delivery:
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Russian dinner for you and up to five additional guests cooked by Lisa and Vladimir in your home. Exact date to be determined by you and us.Estimated delivery:
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