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This unique, female driven theater piece is on it's way to the New York International Fringe Festival!

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

Housing

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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    ARTEMIS - receive a personalized thank you from the production team (a handwritten card if you're willing to provide your mailing address - or an email if you'd rather not) as well as playbill recognition.

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    HERMES - Brüka Theatre sticker and a personalized thank you from the production team (a handwritten card if you’re willing to provide your mailing address – or an email if you’d rather not), as well as playbill recognition.

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    BRIZO - a Brüka Theatre sticker, a personalized thank you from the production team in the form of a picture of the Medeas holding up a sign with your name on it in Times Square, and playbill recognition.

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    ATHENA - Brüka Theatre patch, an autographed picture of the cast and crew of The Medea Project, and playbill recognition.

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    DIONYSUS – 2 theater tickets to see a performance of The Medea Project in NYC, a 30 minute chair massage (either in NYC or Reno, NV) from one of the Medeas and Brüka Theatre will use your name in our 2013 children’s show – an original adaptation of Grimm fairytales.

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    ZEUS - A Brüka Theatre patch and T-shirt plus two artists of Brüka Theatre will donate one day of theater workshops to a Northern Nevada school of your choice.

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    APOLLO – A Medea Project NYC INTERNATIONAL FRINGE T-shirt, Brüka Theatre sticker, and a personalized Thank You from the production team (a handwritten card if you’re willing to provide your mailing address – or an email if you’d rather not), as well as playbill recognition. But wait there’s more - If you live in Nevada or you can make your way here - on the last day of the world, December 21st, 2012 - dinner for 2-4 people catered by local caterers Two Chicks Named Irene, 4 VIP tickets to Brüka Theatre’s Buttcracker and a one night stay at a condo overlooking the Truckee River. Watch the apocalypse from the balcony!

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