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Help us get to Edinburgh! In a student written play we see classic Brothers Grimm's characters tell their stories with a modern twist.
Help us get to Edinburgh! In a student written play we see classic Brothers Grimm's characters tell their stories with a modern twist.
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Transforum Theatre has been invited to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Edinburgh, Scotland this summer to produce an original piece we have written at the largest arts festival in the world! This incredible opportunity will allow eight students and one recent theatre alum to hone our craft and gain practical experience while representing the Kent State School of Theatre and Dance on the international stage. This will be an extraordinary educational experience for all of us as we will be able to interact with artists from all over the world and learn from them.

Our project titled “A Collection of Grimm’s Fairy Tales” is a collaborative piece of theatre that combines and expands upon a handful of the most memorable of the Brothers Grimm’s classic tales. Making use of our strong ensemble we employ a unique multitude of theatrical muses such as shadow puppetry and magic to speak to the imaginations of all ages. We feel that this show is appropriate for Edinburgh because we wanted to share our interpretation of these stories and their universal themes to a world audience. Transforum Theatre is particularly proud of this work and along with the faculty we are eager to perform as a part of this internationally recognized festival. 

Transforum Theatre is a new student theater organization at Kent State University. Our goal is to provide opportunities for students to pursue their passions and explore their creativity while developing new works of art in theater, dance, poetry, script writing and more.

To learn more about the Edinburgh Fringe Festival you can watch the video on their website here: www.edfringe.com

(All photo credit goes to Holly Breuer, filmography credit to Roman Buetel, and original lighting design by Carly Shiner.)

Meet the cast and crew!

“This has been an exciting opportunity to head a student run grass roots effort to create what is essentially a small theatre company to produce and present our original work on an international stage. It’s been very important for me to maximize the experience I get while in school to prepare me for my future career, so putting together this endeavor and planning for this once in a lifetime trip to Scotland has been pretty phenomenal for me, challenging but phenomenal.”  -Daniel Ebert, Writer and Director

 "As said by William Blake, "my business is to create." This opportunity, gives me the chance to fully invest myself into a production with some of the most creative people I've know. The experience is a huge leap down the road ahead of me and will arm me with knowledge and light into a new realm of theatre and life!" -Devin Gallo, Technician 

"I am thrilled to be a part of this exciting project that will be going to Scotland.  This is a great opportunity to represent our school and a once in a lifetime chance to perform at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe" -Scott Miesse, Hansel
"I am thrilled to be a part of this exciting project that will be going to Scotland. This is a great opportunity to represent our school and a once in a lifetime chance to perform at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe" -Scott Miesse, Hansel
"I had such a blast working on this project last year. It really enlivened a creative part of me that had been lying dormant, and got me excited about writing and building theatre instead of only performing." -Anna Bradley, Gretel
"I had such a blast working on this project last year. It really enlivened a creative part of me that had been lying dormant, and got me excited about writing and building theatre instead of only performing." -Anna Bradley, Gretel
"Being a part of this project is a truly wonderful thing! It reminds us all that growing and changing is just a part of life.  Adventure On!!!" -Chris Tuck, Jacob
"Being a part of this project is a truly wonderful thing! It reminds us all that growing and changing is just a part of life. Adventure On!!!" -Chris Tuck, Jacob
"This show to me means friendship. A time to create collectively with beautiful people and beautiful minds!" -Taylor Bryan, Lina
"This show to me means friendship. A time to create collectively with beautiful people and beautiful minds!" -Taylor Bryan, Lina
"I couldn't be more excited to be able to represent Kent State internationally with this project. Also working with such an incredible cast makes the process so much fun!" -Troy Kowatch, Fundevogel
"I couldn't be more excited to be able to represent Kent State internationally with this project. Also working with such an incredible cast makes the process so much fun!" -Troy Kowatch, Fundevogel
"This is a once in a lifetime opportunity that I can't wait to partake in. I got the chance to be in the first production and cannot wait to take this unique show to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe." -Grant Jackowski, Father
"This is a once in a lifetime opportunity that I can't wait to partake in. I got the chance to be in the first production and cannot wait to take this unique show to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe." -Grant Jackowski, Father
"This show means a lot to me because it uses minimalist efforts to create a really magical piece of theatre. I think working on an international field will help build my appreciation for different styles of theatre." - Michael Crowley, Mother
"This show means a lot to me because it uses minimalist efforts to create a really magical piece of theatre. I think working on an international field will help build my appreciation for different styles of theatre." - Michael Crowley, Mother

Risks and challenges

The biggest challenge we face is funding the airfare and rooms for the performers and creators to get to the festival. By backing us, you will be helping us with one of the final pieces of this very large puzzle. The overall budget for this production is $27,000. Thankfully, we have received generous backing by Kent State University School of Theatre and Dance. With their funding we have secured our spot in the festival, performance dates, and our venue.

With any big adventure there are always risks and challenges, but no matter what the show must go on! We are extremely driven, hard working, and determined to make everything happen. If any challenges seem to arise we will rise to the occasion and overcome them. We are extremely passionate about our show and will do what it takes to gain any and all educational opportunities this international festival has to offer.

With your help, we can make these challenges disappear! Thanks for helping and supporting us on this exciting journey to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe!!

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