Say When Theatre Company is a brand new theatre company rooted in Fishers, IN. We aim to provide young adults and young artists with opportunities to learn and grow through theatrical performance.
Our inaugural production of Sarah Ruhl's Melancholy Play is slated for staging at the historic Ambassador House in Heritage Park in Fishers, IN. Not only is this the first step in the legacy of Say When, but this production will also mark the first time the Ambassador House has been used as a performance venue --truly an unprecedented event for the Fishers community.
Melancholy Play tells the story of a woman, Tilly, who discovers that she is feeling melancholy. However, she decides to explore this curious sadness rather than trying to discard it. However, her beautiful sadness makes people fall in love with her - including her therapist, her tailor, and her hairdresser. After she suddenly becomes happy, the people that have fallen in love with her become melancholic - one of whom becomes so melancholy that she turns into an almond. Tilly takes it upon herself to get her friend back.
Sarah Ruhl's great play allows us to see the beauty in the strange and explore a dimension of love and human relationship that is often glazed over in today's culture.
YOUR SUPPORT will go directly towards the production of the show, including: garnering the royalty rights to the play from Theatre Communications Group, collecting props and costumes, creating advertisement aides, maintaining contractual agreement with performance space, and creating a desirable audience space for viewers like you.
Say When Theatre Co. greatly appreciates any and all support! Visit our website: saywhentheatreco.wix.com/say-when-theatre-co
Risks and challenges
Producing any sort of theatre requires a very open vulnerability from both the cast and the creative team. However, it is a vulnerability that must be worked through in order to exhale art.
Our vulnerabilities lie within this being our first independent endeavor into the production side of the theatre. Melancholy Play will be the Company's inaugural production.
We are wanting to put this play on in a house setting - we are currently in negotiations with the Amabassador House in Heritage Park in Fishers. If things work as planned, we will be the first to use the Ambassador House as a theatre venue. Through this production, we will not only be setting a precedent for ourselves, but also marking a milestone in the history of an historic establishment in Fishers.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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