This ambitious project, being told through a physical adaptation written by Shane Callaghan, approaches the text from a feminist angle and explores the result of the objectification of women. By modernising the staging of 'Salome', Théâtre Libre will question how a constant male gaze can affect the burgeoning sexuality of a young female in an increasingly technological world. Directed by Kaitlin Argeaux, with movement by Justyna Ziarek, this undertaking is one which fits into today's obsession with social media and the exploitation of the female form.
In order to bring a project like this to life, we need your help! In an increasingly difficult fringe theatre environment, where funding is limited and consigned to larger companies, we aim to produce a vibrant and visceral piece that exceeds expectations.
Your £1500 will provide us with the ability to:
- pay the cast and creatives.
- Be able to construct a modern and engaging set that supports and enhances the physical adaptation of the text.
- Provide support for our use of technology in the show to reflect society's constant obsession with social media.
- Hire rehearsal space.
We are hugely thankful for all support that you can give us, no matter how big or small! You are helping to give life to a project that is close to our hearts and is important in the world today! Thank you!
Salome - Liza Weber
Jokanaan- James Barnes
Herod - Christopher Slater
Herodias - Cheska Hill-Wood
Schirazade - Sofia Amir
Jacob - Alex Marlow
Narraboth - Tommy Swale
Director - Kaitlin Argeaux
Producer - Oran Doyle
Movement Director - Justyna Ziarek
Production Manager - Jo Bunnell-Thompson
Designer - Rachael Ryan
Adapted By - Shane Callaghan
Video Editing by - Adam Scales
Production Assistant - Natalie Faye
Risks and challenges
As with all projects there are potential risks and pitfalls.
The major problem is making sure that we compete with the huge variety of shows that are available in London to the public. To combat this we are offering very competitive ticket prices and will be working with The Space to offer ticket offers and deals.
As well as this, it will be difficult for us to get the message of our show across before we open on the 1st of September. We will be forging links with local schools and communities to make sure that people are aware of our project and its message. This will be also done across our social media channels and through our blog so everyone is able to see what we are producing!
We have been rehearsing since May and have got a fantastic cast and team behind the show and everything is currently on schedule! We are excited and committed to bring the best show possible to The Space in September and we need your help to do it!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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