ABOUT THE PROJECT:
The Medea Project, directed and created by Sandra Brunell Neace, has been accepted into the 2012 NY International Fringe Festival and will perform in New York City in mid August 2012. The NY Fringe Festival is a juried selection process and selects shows based on merit and artistic quality.
The Medea Project is an original work created by Neace based on the Greek Tragedy Medea. The Medea Project explores maternal filicide (women killing their own children), and the responsibilities of mothers, women and citizens in modern society. Neace uses themes in Euripides’ Medea, translation by Nicholas Rudall, and blends writings of the play’s cast to create a tapestry of past and present with the deeply charged issue of maternal filicide in our society. This ancient issue driven by human motivations crosses into the current day as Neace engages the audience with multi-media and highlights true stories that have shocked and saddened our nation.
The piece features actresses from northern Nevada whose work includes professional, regional and community theatre credits. This unique, female driven theatre piece gives the audience the opportunity to understand the different sides of this tragic event and give voice to not only judge and jury, but to Medea who has committed the unspeakable act of child murder. The Medea Project was originally produced by Brüka Theatre during Reno's 2011 Artown Festival.
WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP AND WHAT YOUR DONATION WILL GO TOWARDS:
There are 11 members of our company headed to The Big Apple to perform at the NYC International Film Festival. Funding from Kickstarter will go towards:
Food Stipends for the cast and crew
Printing of Marketing Materials
Metro card passes
Our total cost to get from Reno to NYC is 12,000 dollars. We are hoping to generate a quarter of that on Kickstarter.
This project means a great deal to all involved. We are hoping to take our play to the next level. Your donation would mean so much to the women involved who are struggling to balance their dreams with financial reality. Thank you in advance!
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