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Create an original devised epic theatrical psychosexual thriller spanning 300 years.
Create an original devised epic theatrical psychosexual thriller spanning 300 years.
75 backers pledged $5,464 to help bring this project to life.

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CREATE VOYAGE

Voyage is the next original production from Chicago's Cock and Bull theatre company. The funds raised will  pay for initial stages of developing and workshopping Voyage and help in producing a full production this June at The Chopin Theater in Chicago.    The funds we raise will pay for  the production including: space rental deposits, rehearsal spaces, workshop presentation space, paying actors and designer, set design, costume design, and lighting design. 

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Why your pledges help

Each pledge leads us to our goal. Each one means that you support Cock and Bull, our production and our work.   We are a 501 C 3 non-profit and we pay for productions from ticket sales, grants and donations. We cannot do this without you!

What is Cock and Bull?

Cock and Bull Strives to create imaginative theatrical experiences investigating identity, psychology and sexuality. Cock and Bull is a theatre collective based in Chicago and is committed to creating original live performance pieces, and deconstructing classical works in new and interesting ways.   We create highly stylized productions  with a focus on the emotional chaos of  original and established characters.    Since 2008 Cock and Bull has been producing experimental work in Chicago such as Axe Lizzie, The Possession of Alice, The Legend of Ginger Bred, Titanic!,  and Voolf.  Cock and Bull also produces Sessions a summer event showcasing new and experimental artists. 

What is Voyage?

Voyage is a twisted, psychological thriller taking place during two distinct time periods, the late 18th century and 1960’s. The play’s title is named for the psychological, metaphysical, and sexual voyage its characters embark upon. Cock and Bull will explore a variety of themes and ideas; ranging from psychoanalytic thought and practices, medicine and healing, the inversion of moral norms, and madness - through the lens of Cock and Bull's highly visual, highly theatrical aesthetic, fantastical realism.

Voyage is a piece that will allow us to coalesce our unique aesthetic of fantastical realism that includes; puppetry, music, and a highly stylized world.   Voyage investigates unique worlds and explores themes including; the ontology of time, Social Darwinism, the role of medicine and healing, sexual discovery, and madness.   Voyage asks these questions of its audience… Is one world more real than the other? Are we seeing a flashback or witnessing the future?  What role does science and religion play in our lives?  Can only the strong survive and find strength within themselves? Are scientists the new  high priests of the secrets of the psyche, explainers of human behavior in general? 

The History of Voyage

Voyage has been in the works for two years.  It originally started as writings, and characters from artistic director Chris Garcia Peak. The collective is now creating and expanding scenes, music, and characters to create the world of Voyage. Voyage investigates epic ideas.  Create something epic. 

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Risks and challenges

Our main risk is to continue receiving funding for Cock and Bull to lead us to our next stage of development to produce the production fully in June 2015 at Chopin Theatre.

Cock and Bull is supported totally from grants and individual donations.
Hopefully we continue to receive additional funds to keep developing this project.

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    Receive a shout out on our Facebook page and a listing on our website. This pledge means a lot. It shows that you support us and our work. We are super excited to see these!

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    All of the above plus...Get listed on our website and an invitation to our first workshop presentation to see the work in progress at the Dept of Cultural Affairs and Special Events in Chicago, and a Q&A with production team and actors.

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    All of the above plus...Join us for open rehearsal workshop days to see how Voyage is being created. Have bagels with the cast and check out how we create the bizarre world of the play.

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    All of the above and one ticket to our June 2015 production of Voyage. Get your ticket now to see how we tackle this epic project.

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    All of the above and a behind the scenes tour on puppetry rehearsals and makeup design. See how we create the look for Voyage.

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    All of the above plus two tickets to our June production of Voyage. You and a friend get to see how we tackle this epic project.

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    All of the above and a pre-play reception for you and four guests. Appetizers and Beverages included. Listing as producer of VOYAGE.

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    All of the above plus listing as "producer" of Voyage.

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