Mask and puppet performance of the lesser known fairy tale The Seven Swan Brothers. Collaborative effort of movement, masks, and love.
$2500! If we reach this i can give a decent stipend to every actor, mover, artist, and collaborator. We can do it!
Update: We've reached our production cost goal!! Hip-hip-hooray! Thank you so much for all your generous gifts everyone.
Please, please do continue to support us, and to pass the word around! My collaborators are extremely talented people and It is very important to me that they get paid for their time. Every dollar above the goal goes straight to the collaborators, split evenly!
So please help me pay these amazing artists, makers, movers and musicians!
About the Project:
The Seven Swan Brothers is a version of a lesser-known Grimm's fairytale The Six Swans. My goal with this piece is to use music, mask, and movement to bring this story to life. This is a story about a princess given an impossible task to save her brothers from a tragic fate as swans. It is a story about sacrifice and silence, and the danger of giving yourself to others.
I have enlisted the help of several local artists, actors, musicians and movement artists to create a living, breathing world without words. Tony Fuemmeler, mask and puppet maker and actor is designing unique full face masks to be used in the performance, musician Myrrh Larsen is compiling a backdrop of sound, and myself and the other actors will be creating the story in movement.
I will be collecting costume pieces to create a blend of classic fairytale and modern styling. Several pieces including the swan coats and all masks will be made from scratch entirely by hand.
We will be spending 3 months in development and workshopping the show in 3 parts for free at a local new works showcase, the Someday Incubator. At the end of this grueling process we will mount a full production of the piece including full lighting and hand drawn backdrops. This production will be an unbelievable culmination of our 3 months of effort.
Where the money goes:
Our goal amount in this project will be entirely used for production costs, however, this does not include money to pay the actors, designers, or other collaborators. If you can, please consider donating past the goal. All money raised above the goal will be evenly split between collaborators to pay for their time.
Mask materials: 300
Basic mask production: 200
Printing for programs and gift photos: 200
Room rental for final performance: 500
Thanks for supporting us, please help spread the word!
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pledged of $1,500 goal
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Jul 13, 2011 - Aug 10, 2011
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A personal thank you in the program, as well as a hand made cloth bookmark modeled after a swan feather.
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A personal thank you in the program, a swan feather bookmark, AND a ticket to the final performance.
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An 8x10 glossy print of a production still from the show, signed by the entire cast and crew. Includes thank you in the program and ticket to the final performance.
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A physical CD of the music used in the performance, complete with liner designed and drawn by Megan Skye Hale. Includes thank you in the program and ticket to the final performance.
Pledge $40 or more
6 backers Limited (7 of 13 left)
One limited edition gift bag available based on the 13 characters in the show. Choices will be on a first come first serve basis. Characters include Swan Brothers, Father King, Princess, Evil Stepmother, Fairy Queen, Evil Mother-in-law, and Husband King. Includes thank you in the program and ticket to the final performance.
Pledge $100 or more
3 backers Limited (7 of 10 left)
Exclusive invite to final dress rehearsal or workshop dress rehearsal of your choice. See the show in process! Includes production still or CD, thank you in the program and ticket to the final performance.
Pledge $250 or more
2 backers Limited (15 of 17 left)
Take home a piece of the show! Walk away from the final performance with one of the gorgeous hand made character masks or swan puppet masks created by Tony Fuemmeler. Includes thank you in the program and ticket to the final performance.
Pledge $500 or more
1 backer Limited (3 of 4 left)
Transform yourself into a swan. Take home one of the unique hand sewn swan coats used in the performance! Includes thank you in the program and ticket to the final performance.