Federico García Lorca's masterpiece about oppression and censorship returns to the Seattle stage.
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If we raise $3,250 by December 23, Arouet will present The House of Bernarda Alba by Federico García Lorca in May 2012. Please lend your support to bring this Spanish masterpiece back to the Seattle stage.
Performances are scheduled from May 4-19, 2012 at The Ballard Underground, 2220 NW Market Street in Seattle. Rehearsals begin on March 24 with auditions taking place in late February. The Emily Mann adaptation of the play will be directed by Charles Waxberg and Roy Arauz.
The Kickstarter campaign pays for $3,250 of the estimated $5,500 budget of this production. Your contributions will pay for rehearsal and rental space, royalties, and scripts for the cast. Any additional money secured will allow us to pay actors and crew, all whom are working on a volunteer basis.
Arouet was started by me, Roy Arauz, earlier this year to produce plays that I would like to see and direct. Our mission is to explore issues of social justice through theatre productions, focusing on voices not often heard on the Seattle stage. As a Latin American, I want to bring to the stage the plays that shaped my appreciation for theatre.
Lorca’s masterpiece, a play about oppression and censorship, and how life and love strive to find a way, is timeless. After seeing several productions, it’s time for me to put in on the stage. Charles Waxberg, playwright, director, theatre educator, and my friend and mentor will be directing with me as his assistant; and Anastasia Armes will be doing the costume design. The rest of the design team will be announced shortly.
Be a part of bringing this seldom seen masterpiece to the Seattle stage.
No. Arouet is not a non-profit 501(c )3 organization. You WILL get the excellent feeling of supporting an up-and-coming small arts organization, though.
Other expenses include costumes, sets, publicity, insurance and those unforeseen necessities too numerous and obtuse to list.
Surpassing our target will give us an opportunity to pay our fabulous actors and crew, all of whom are volunteering their time. Did we mention it’s a cast of 13 and at least 5 crew?
After production costs are recouped, profits are shared with the actors and crew of the show. Production costs are reinvested into our next production, in this case the premiere of BBQ by Doug DeVita.
"The House of Bernarda Alba" will be presented in English, in an adaptation by Emily Mann.
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