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A new play- sexual aggression through the lens of young adults.
51 backers pledged £5,202 to help bring this project to life.

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Who are we? 

We are Crossword Productions Theatre Company, a diverse group of 19 -26 year old writers and performers from allover the UK We are bringing our new play 'LINES' to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival from the 13th-27th August. 

Arabella Warren is a young playwright who was shortlisted in the National Theatre Young Playwright Competition 2016. Her latest play, 'LINES'  is a compelling, heart wrenching and yet uplifting account of a young woman who discovers that friends are not always what they seem. It opens up a much needed discourse about the increase in incidence and intensity of sexual aggression between young people, in educational and social settings.

Check out our website
Check out our website

What is the play about?

Following the #metoo campaign we felt that young peoples' sexual harassment issues weren't being properly represented, especially those in schools and universities. 

LINES provides an insight into the lives of these young adults and is performed, directed and written by individuals who have experienced  at first hand the societal pressures that promote the blurring of the line between consent and assault.

We are debuting our production of ‘LINES’ at the fringe festival this summer and hope that the play will be  performed in educational settings across the country in order to help define what consent really is. We believe it is incredibly important to show young people, when they are most sexually vulnerable, that there are lines that no one should cross and to encourage them to recognise and be assertive against, sexual aggression.

What have we done so far?

Our group has already raised enough money to confirm and pay for a venue at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. We will be performing at the Ivy Studio at Greenside venues recognised by the Guardian as "Undoubtedly one of the most charming venues at the Fringe".

We have auditioned actors from drama schools across the country, including the National Youth Theatre,  and our extremely talented cast are now in rehearsal. 

Buy tickets on the Fringe website
Buy tickets on the Fringe website

How can you help?

We require extra funding for the following: 

  • Transport to and from the Festival
  • Lighting and Tech
  • Set, props, costumes
  • Accommodation for cast and crew for 2 weeks
  • Printing of flyers
  • Advertising 

Our cast and crew have been working tirelessly to raise awareness about this extremely important issue. If you want to help us speak the truth about the insidious move towards sexual aggression that is impacting young people now, please make a donation or promote our play through social media - any contribution would be hugely appreciated!

Instagram/twitter: @linesplayfringe

Facebook: Lines Play Fringe

Website: www.crosswordporductions.com

https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on#q=%22Lines%22

Play Synopsis: 

Who crossed the line? How do we define consent? In an honest and raw account, Lines draws its audience into the trauma inflicted on its central character. Through the confusion of conflicting interests and different versions of events runs an impactful seam of clarity, out of which emerges a truth Aurora and her family must confront. This topical drama exposes the multiple influences that drive society’s sexual agenda and its painful consequences. This begs the question: in a post-Harvey Weinstein world, where should new lines be drawn?

Our theatre space, the Ivy Studio
Our theatre space, the Ivy Studio
Our Fringe Venue
Our Fringe Venue
        
    
Donate £100 and receive a LINES  t-shirt!
Donate £100 and receive a LINES t-shirt!

Although we have set out goal at £2,500 this is only a small part of the   £10,500 which will be our overall costs. 

If these issues resonate with you, support us by buying tickets, making donations, telling your friends or by following us on social media. 

Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you at the Fringe this August! 

Risks and challenges

Backers will only be able to view our premier production if they attend the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018. Tickets are available through our Website and From the Edinburgh Fringe Official Website.

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    By pledging 20 pounds you will be covering the bus cost for two members of our crew to travel up to the fringe!

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    One night of accommodation

    Thank you! We have a cast of 10 volunteer actors. Every donation will put a roof over our heads for the 2 week period.

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    -We will display your company logo or name on our promotional material (t-shirts, website, flyers etc).
    -Receive a front row ticket to our production
    -Receive a complementary LINES t-shirt and mug
    - we're happy to write an article for your company news letter or to give a talk about our work.

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