International company Fool's Proof Theatre set off play their new show 'It's Uniformation Day' at the Edinburgh Fringe this August 2011
What we want to do:
This August 2011, Fool's Proof Theatre will set off for the Edinburgh Fringe with our new show It's Uniformation Day.
We are being presented by the Zoo, a well respected venue that presents cutting edge national and international dance and physical theatre companies. We will play a full festival run, August 5th-29th, at their Roxy Arthouse in a theatre space called 'The Loft' every day at 2:00.
This will be an opportunity for us to show our work to audiences, including presenters, from all over the world.
It is unfortunately a very costly venture.
Production costs for this project have been funded by the Arts Council England, with additional support from organizations in and around Liverpool, UK (see our profile).
However, none of this will cover the cost of going to Edinburgh. Which is why we are in part using Kickstarter to raise the funds to get there.
How much it costs and what the money is for:
We need to raise a minimum of £6000 (nearly $10,000) to cover our costs at the Fringe. This money will be used for venue costs, accommodation, marketing, our touring technician Mary, our intern Holly, and shared subsistence during our time living together in Edinburgh.
We have set our Kickstarter goal to half of that - $5,000. We have also hosted fundraising parties in our local area (Liverpool, UK) and will be doing online fundraising in Europe to raise the rest.
And now we get to the exciting part-- !
About the show:
Directed by fringe first winner Jamie Wood, design by Mamoru Iriguchi (Evening Standard Award 2009). With original Electro Funk soundtrack by Barry Han and lighting design by Mary Cummings. Created by Fool's Proof Theatre.
On Fool's Proof Theatre's previous work:
“… a highly original concept, passionately developed. The play is thoughtful, provocative, demanding and funny.”
What if one mighty rocket could contain all the glamour, glory and disgrace of the Academy Awards, Disneyland, Club Med and Scientology?
Audience are invited on a deluxe pilgrimage package tour to space to witness the 17th Uniformation Day; an homage to the founders of a new human era. On board, amongst the lucky winners of this once in a lifetime trip, are this year’s selected participants all tasked with ridding themselves of their obsessions.
One of many identical sisters, Alpha Bixie2 of the all-female 3rd Shiny City has lately developed the sneaking suspicion she might not be the original. Arthur Burden D6571, the sole survivor from his home planet after the Great Dehydration must expose the depth of his guilt. And bright eyed 2 Blue A, from the Orphan Sea, is convinced that utter perfection will bring her closer to attaining romantic love.
Somewhere between glittering techno fairy tale and social experiment this show is a visceral tour through the more delicate and dangerous sides of human identity, by turns absurdly funny, menacing and beautifully sad.
A first version of the show was presented at The Bluecoat in Liverpool in January 2011. It's Uniformation Day will premier at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2011.
'We are incredibly excited to launch this final piece in our trilogy about identity. So far the process of making the show has been an intensely creative time for us. Whether it will be in Edinburgh at the Fringe, elsewhere in the UK or an international destination, we are looking forward to the moment of being able to share this work with you.
Thanks for taking time to find out about the project, and for your encouragement.'
- Ben, Britt and Mary
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $5,000 goal
seconds to go
May 28, 2011 - Jun 27, 2011 (30 days)
Pledge $1 or more
Email us your photo, and it will be discreetly included in the show in a time capsule. Make the 23 rocket journeys into space with us while we're in Edinburgh, due to launch each day precisely at 2:00 (BST)
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A set of 2 badges with our slogan 'Free your I, Be Another Other'. Wear them proudly with your favorite Other.
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Poster from the show, signed with a message for you from the cast.
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Fool's Proof Fringe time capsule: includes 2 free tickets to see the show in Edinburgh (to use or give away), a signed programme from the show, photos and artifacts from the festival collected by the cast.
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A Future ARTifact made especially for our FUTUREVisions art auction & fundraiser event held in Liverpool. We would also include your name - real or fictional - on our Programme if you agree.