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Martian Radio Theatre: Lowell-based Experimental Theatre

Martian Radio Theatre seeks to explore the outer-limits of the medium. Genre is our final frontier.

Martian Radio Theatre: Lowell-based Experimental Theatre

Martian Radio Theatre seeks to explore the outer-limits of the medium. Genre is our final frontier.

$481
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12
backers
31days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, October 17 2019 12:53 PM UTC +00:00.

About

Howdy! My name's Nick and me and a team of local artists are organizing to create platforms for content creators and opportunities to showcase talent and create opportunities to collaborate. We're taking a two pronged approach for this, The Weekly Eclipse and Martian Radio Theatre.

The Weekly Eclipse

The Weekly Eclipse is a website zine that will feature reviews, visual art, radio stories and more to come.  Here check out the site! We'll be populating the site with content in the coming weeks:  Click Me! 

Martian Radio Theatre

Martian Radio Theatre is our theatre production company. Our hope is to give local talent opportunities to work together to produce unique shows and entertain the community. We also want to give back and find ways to help our community. 

We are very excited to present our first production, "The Man Who Was Thursday."

The Man Who Was Thursday

The Man Who Was Thursday is an absurd spy thriller written by GK Chesterton. Orson Welles produced a version for radio a couple months before the infamous Panic Broadcast! "It relates the experiences of Gabriel Syme, a poet turned detective, who is hired by a shrouded, nameless person to infiltrate a group of anarchists, each named for a day of the week and all determined to destroy the world." (www.brittanica.com)

Our Mission

  • Produce new and interesting works of art
  • Showcase local talent across various media
  • Support other artistic groups and nonprofit organizations
  • Give back to the community
  • Create a diverse and inclusive environment to work in
  • Grow our company creatively and organically
  • Compensate our team financially for their hard work

We hope you choose to support us! It will not have been a waste.

“You have not wasted your time; you have helped to save the world. We are not buffoons, but very desperate men at war with a vast conspiracy.”
G.K. Chesterton, The Man Who Was Thursday

Risks and challenges

The reality of our production is as of right now we have no budget. We're locking in venues now and our production team is volunteering their time to work on this project.

However, we can work with few resources. We chose a play that can be done with a very low budget. It's a very flexible piece which really serves our limitations. We're fully cast with a rehearsal schedule and strong production vision. The more money we can raise though, the more layers we can add such as atmospheric lighting, costume and fun merchandise.

Without financial backing, it will make producing regular productions very difficult as we will have less incentive to attract prominent talent and not much of a budget for the next flagship show. Even without a budget, we'll do our best to put out content and connect with our audience, but funding can give us the momentum to grow expand and connect to even more people.

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