Funded! This project was successfully funded on May 2, 2012.

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A new, original silent play to be produced at the Hollywood Fringe Festival in June 2012.

 Well, what's the show about?

Before The Red Trees Come is a world premiere, silent play exploring themes of love, religion, consumerism, aging, and the relationship between generations. The play follows one man, named Capire, as he lives out his entire life on the stage. Each of the 3 acts in the play is one day at a different stage of Capire’s life. Throughout these “days,” he meets other people, some of whom are going through the same cycle he finds himself in, and some of whom exist on a completely different path. The play is truly genuine, original, funny, and heartfelt, and I just know people are going to love it.  

Born out of my desire to explore physical theatre, and my love for Theatre of the Absurd writers such as Samuel Beckett, Before the Red Trees Come is performed in a style of pantomime that doesn't focus on being completely silent, as much as it does on a lack of dialogue.

Hmmm, who is doing the project?

This project is being produced by Harrison Bergeron Productions in conjunction with Geniuspills Entertainment. These fine folks have been bringing original, avant garde entertainment to the Los Angeles area for a few years now, and are finally looking to make an impact at the Hollywood Fringe Festival. 

Props are being built by Viva La Puppet, whose work has been featured by the Center Theatre Group, LA Philharmonic, Adidas, and Cartoon Network's, "Adult Swim," among others. I'm so excited to have such a dynamic group working on the project, and there is no doubt we'll create something really great. 

Creative Team:

Producer/Writer: Kristopher Lee Bicknell
Creative Producer: Jessica Lauren Richmond
Co-Producer: Shannon Goldsborough
Props: Michelle Zamora (Viva La Puppet)
Movement Coach: Estela Garcia

Cast (In alphabetical order):

Kristopher Lee Bicknell
Michael Dias
Estela Garcia
Michael Dias

Okay, what do you need?

This project is going to be performed as part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival, in June 2012. This festival is a great opportunity for aspiring artists such as myself to share their work with the Los Angeles theatre community. Being a part of the festival allows artists to be a part of a guaranteed network of other supportive artists, venues, reviewers, and producers--but it still costs money. 

This is where you come in. I humbly ask that you help make this dream come true for me. You don't have to give a lot (unless you want to, in which case please proceed). Every little bit will help me along. Your donations will only go to necessary expenses in producing the show at the festival (festival registration, advertising, theatre rental, costumes, props, etc.).

I thank you so much for your time and attention. Thank you for your generosity, and I look forward to seeing you at the Fringe!

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    BEST FRIEND OF RED TREES - No offense to our regular friends, but you're just twice as good! You get a special thanks on our website AND in our program.

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    DISTANT TREES - Are you a fan of the project who wants to support the show but is super bummed because you won't be able to get to LA to see it? With this reward, you'll get both thank you's printed on our website and in our program, as well as the special private link to a video of the show. (Link to video only available to donors who select this reward. If you live near LA, please select another reward so you can come see the show in person!)

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    WATER FOR RED TREES - Without you, we would die. You get all of the above, plus an extra free ticket (that's 2 total, both with special reserved seating), and a free "Before the Red Trees Come" T-shirt when you come see the show!

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    SEED OF RED TREES - If we planted you in the ground, you would grow into a giant, magnificent tree that brought peace to the world and ended hunger. You get all of the above, including a total of 4 free tickets with special reserved seating and a "Before the Red Trees Come" poster signed by the cast and creative team.

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    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER - Forget the metaphors, you're just amazing. Seriously amazing. You get all of the above, including up to 8 free tickets with special reserved seating, and a big hug. You'll also be listed in our program, and on our website as an Executive Producer of the show, and YOU can come see the show whenever you want, however many times you want. Because let's face it, the show just flat out would NOT happen without you.

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