ABOUT THE PLAY
HOTTER is a show about blushing, sweating, pinkness and pleasure. The moments when our bodies give us away. It's about being embarrassed and embarrassing. The first, worst and best time you came. Most of all it's about your body and being able to love it and laugh at it.
A new verbatim play devised by Mary Higgins and Ell Potter, HOTTER platforms the voices of everyone - from grannies to trans women to teenage girls.
By drawing on their own experiences as well as collating the stories of others, HOTTER presents a nuanced and uncensored portrayal of the human body. The show fuses recordings, movement and original music to explore how our bodies can make us both laugh and cry.
HOTTER is delighted to have been offered a slot in the Studio space at Paradise Green, but getting to Edinburgh isn’t cheap. To make sure that this show can deservedly take up its slot, we need to raise £2000.
WHO WE ARE
Transgression Productions are a queer performance collective headed by Jessy Parker Humphreys and Kaiya Stone. We produce groundbreaking new work looking at issues surrounding gender, sexuality and disability. We are committed to fighting the lack of marginalised voices present in theatre and performance at the moment by bringing them to the fore. We embrace a range of different mediums on stage from one-person shows to sketch shows, and are always interested in incorporating multimedia.
Previous work has been supported by the Old Vic New Voices scheme, Battersea Arts Centre and Barrel Organ, among others.
The team has extensive experience of performing and producing with Transgression and other companies at Edinburgh Fringe with credits including Not Your Nice Girl (2016 - PBH Free Fringe), pussyfooting (2016 - Paradise Green), Callisto: A Queer Epic (2016 - Pleasance Dome), Canon Warriors (2016 - Paradise Green), Circleville, Circlevalley (2016 - Pleasance Bunker), The Norman Conquests (2015 - C Venues), The Oxford Revue (2014 - Underbelly).
Any amount that you are able to donate will make a huge difference and will help us to realise this next, exciting phase of our project. Thank you so much for your support.
Risks and challenges
No Edinburgh show is without risk, with the biggest challenge being all about getting bums on seats! However, we feel that our break even is pretty achievable thanks to the large amount of Fringe experience in our team. We will be focusing extensively on using flyering and social media to build up an audience, marketing the show as the perfect start to your night out, thanks to its late start time.
The biggest risk we face as a production company is funding the project in the first place, which with your help we will be able to do with ease, thanks to the contingency plan included in our budgetLearn about accountability on Kickstarter
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