The Hidden Room will be a presenter on OP sexiness at the illustrious Blackfriars Conference at the American Shakespeare Center.
- STRETCH GOAL - We made it to $3250! We are incredibly grateful to our supporters! If we can make it to $3500, that will go toward our rental car, and shipping Kate's dress to Staunton. Hooray!
The Hidden Room has been invited to present a staging session at the world famous American Shakespeare Center's Blackfriars Conference. We will be performing scenes from last year's Taming of the Shrew - Original Practices and discussing Original Practices techniques. This is our big chance to have our amazing Austin actors perform for some of the world's most renowned Shakesperean scholars.
But, first we need to get to Staunton, VA.
And preferably survive while we're there.
Plus it would be nice to return to Austin when we're done. We're fond of it.
Your donation of any amount will help fly our Hidden Room team to Staunton and provide accommodations while we are there. All our folks have already taken care of their own conference fees, but additional moneys raised will go to reimbursing those and other costs incurred on the road. Like food and other such niceties.
Throughout our week in Staunton, the Hidden Room will have the opportunity to learn from and meet with some real academic heroes in the world of Renaissance Drama. Then on Thursday October 27th, we will perform and present on the Blackfriars stage - an exquisite recreation of Shakespeare's original indoor playing house. You can help make a dream come true for our band of players, and allow us the chance to bring Austin to the American Shakespeare Center.
Take us to the ASC. They're waiting for us.
We are grateful for your support - more than you know.
If we told you, then it wouldn't be a mystery...
We can tell you that it will occur only once, sometime in December in a location somewhere in downtown Austin. If our campaign has been successfully funded, you can expect your invitation in November.
Once we are successfully funded, you will be contacted by the Matriarch. She can aid you in getting your reservations, appointment, or your mailing address to receive your picture book or invitations.
All moneys collected will go to the funding of the Hidden Room's trip to the Blackfriars Conference. First to plane tickets and hotel accommodations, any shipping costs, and local transportation, then to conference registration fees, living expenses, or other unexpected expenses.
Then we don't get anything, and your card isn't charged.
Our presentation is on scenes of sexuality in Original Practices productions where men are playing female characters. Our goal is to examine different techniques for keeping these scenes sizzling.
We will be setting the date and sending out invitations pending full funding of the campaign. If you can't make the date for the secret show, we are still extremely grateful for your assistance in helping our project come to life, and you will have our most sincere thanks.
Sure! The Blackfriars Conference happens once every other year in beautiful Staunton, VA and is a siren call to scholars and practitioners of renaissance drama all over the world. You can learn more about the wonderful work at the ASC, their amazing recreation of the Blackfriars stage, and the conference here: www.americanshakespearecenter.com.
We are planning a production of a new work in February, but it's still currently under wraps while we hammer out some final details. We promise it will be exciting. Until then, we are as silent as the grave.
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COACHING SESSION A private 2-hour coaching session with the Hidden Room's artistic director Beth Burns. The session can be on either Shakespeare, improv, or whatever you'd like to work on in your theatrical life. Don't live in Austin or Los Angeles? Have your session via Skype. Plus, enjoy your PICTURE BOOK, HIDDEN ROOM KEY, MEET & GREET, and MYSTERY SHOW rewards.Estimated delivery:
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