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.
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.
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
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!
Facebook: Lines Play Fringe
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?
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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