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In a medieval dungeon, three torturers and their "guests" discuss happiness, hell, and job security.

TORTURE

A New Play by Omri Kadim

Peter is down. As a torturer in the 1500s, he’s just not feeling entirely fulfilled. His buddy Rolf might try to cheer him up, but ultimately shoving pokers into poor souls just isn’t what it used to be. Enter Gavin, a smug, strange sort, condemned for spreading treason against the Crown. Over the course of the following day, Gavin will twist the lives of Peter and his friends until they can no longer tell whose torturing whom, and force them to re-evaluate everything they want, and everything they are.

The Horde Theatre Group is a college troupe of friends and acting students invested in the sole purpose of work-shopping and performing pieces of theatre for the sake of artistic exploration. We hope that by putting up our workshop’d plays for the public we may contribute to the growing theatre communities of Los Angeles and New York, whilst fulfilling the playwright’s visions to the best of our abilities.

All funding will go towards:

·      Renting the venue

·      Costumes/props

·      Set design and construction

·      Lighting design and realization

 The performance will be held at:

The Bridge Theatre

244 West 54th Street, 12th floor
between Broadway & 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10019

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Every play offers unique challenges to those who would hope to peel the author's world from the page and manifest it through performance. While it has always been common to abstract the performance space (something that would certainly ease the recreation of a 1500's torture chamber), the nature of this play begs for an immersive experience that blends expressionist and realist qualities. This creates the physical challenge of manifesting the space with textures, costumes, and other forms of design that lend to a sense of medieval reality that can then be contorted by the play's psychology. We are fortunate to have had the opportunities to workshop similar mechanics in our various schools, and studios - and all of our Group members have had practical experience putting up shows either through our past non-profit production, school productions, or through previous professional work.

All of our cast, crew, production, and design members are trained or in-training for their designated areas of cooperation. This initially posed a scheduling challenge - but we have since designed a consistent rehearsal schedule that works around schoolwork, and will be complimented by weekly vlogs for Kickstarter donors to view our current progress in the rehearsal process.

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