We are a small theatre company founded by playwright Leah Jane Esau.
We have the amazing opportunity to present Waterfront: The Blessing, at the 2011 SummerWorks Theatre Festival in Toronto.
SummerWorks is Canada's largest juried theatre festival. Every year is a hub of talented artists, but this year in particular features work from revered Canadian artists such as Judith Thompson, Hannah Moscovitch, Praxis Theatre, Volcano Theatre, and Necessary Angel - to name a few. We feel lucky and honoured that this script was chosen to be part of the festival.
Leah Jane Esau developed the script over a year, at the National Theatre School of Canada, under the dramaturgy of Brian Drader.
In January 2011, director Amanda Lockitch joined the team to further develop the script. Over the following months, we have been working steadily with set designer Nancy Perrin, and actors Robert Fulton, and William MacDonald.
Our estimated budget for the show is just over 5 grand. This includes our festival fee, set, costumes, publicity, and vehicle rentals to transport our set - among other things.
The National Theatre School of Canada has generously given us $3,500 through their grant, the Cultural and Artistic Leadership Program. We have managed to raise another $550 by selling advertising space in our program. Therefore, we're still looking for the remaining $1,000 to meet our budget.
All the artists involved in the project are not getting a wage. We are paid through an equal split of the box office, once the show is over. However, if we don't meet our budget, we'll have to put that money into our debts. Your donation will go towards meeting our budget so that we can fully realize our artistic vision for this show.
For more about us, please visit: http://www.lesnouvellestheatre.com/
video editing: Leah Jane Esau
Voiceover: William MacDonald, Robert Fulton
Music: Montezuma by Fleet Foxes, Yesterdays by Guns N Roses. Other sound design: Leah Jane Esau, Original sound recordings: Leah Jane Esau
Images of set design: Nancy Perrin
All road trip images and car videos: Rebecca Esau, and Josh Jordan EXCEPT images of crack smoking, by drug alcohol rehab .com
- (20 days)