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A verbatim play that through a series of monologues, exposes the inequality and prejudice ever present within the LGBTQIA+ community.
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Let’s start with our first question, the question we always begin with. What are the circumstances of our birth? Well, Riot Road was born in a quaint little pub called Retro, just off the Strand. It was a glorious sunny afternoon in June 2018, and as we sipped on our crisp white wine we dreamed of the day we would finally get the chance to have our say. To create work that not only inspired and challenged us, but also represents real-life people. We quickly realised that the best way to do this would be to open our doors and invite in everyday people, people just like you and I to have their voices heard. To create a platform where they could speak candidly and openly about their life and let it inspire others. We had no idea that this small little dream would quickly become a riotous reality in all the best ways. Since then we have been traveling the UK collecting testimonies and learning about the brave lives you have all lived. We have howled with laughter, and tears have been shed as we have absorbed many colourful tales.
 

We are now in the beginning stages of preparing our exciting new show Prefer Not To Say for the Edinburgh Fringe festival 2019. We are taking our show there for the duration of the festival where we will be performing at The Vault theatre. This beautifully intimate venue will provide the perfect location for all of the amazing testimonies we have documented, giving our audience an incite into the struggles that are faced daily within the LGBTQIA+ community. As we journey through stories of contracting HIV, homelessness, abuse, and prejudice we gain an insight into the worlds of these brave real-life people. The piece explores myriad emotions as we listen to these important stories, offering up vital lessons and giving the LGBTQIA+ movement a platform to not only feel supported, but represented. Through careful consideration the selected testimonies will be presented through a series of monologues that will be learnt word for word, utterance for utterance by our four actors. We aim to keep them as authentic as possible as it is integral to present a truthful depiction of the original documented material. Our actors will rehearse using the recorded material in order to encapsulate the true essence of the character. One of the central aims of the piece is to leave the viewer feeling empowered urging them to embrace all ways of life, no matter their sexual preference. We encourage people to attend with an open mind, and leave with an open heart.
 

The money we raise will all be used to fund our trip to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019. With Public Liability Insurance, Venue Hire, PRS Fees, Accommodation, Transport, Food, Marketing, Rehearsal Space, and Registration Fees just to name a few, we have estimated our budget at around £15,000. We are aiming to achieve this in order to have a successful run  and create a platform to raise awareness of the LGBTQIA+ movement. 

MEET TEAM JOLLY! AKA JOSH AND HOLLY
MEET TEAM JOLLY! AKA JOSH AND HOLLY

Click the photo and it will take you right to our Instagram where you can read excerpts of the verbatim testimonies we have collected so far. Amazing tales by inspirational members of the LGBTQIA+ community. 

Sweaty Little Slut
Sweaty Little Slut
Those Lesbians Against Those Trans Women
Those Lesbians Against Those Trans Women

I'm Not Angry
I'm Not Angry

Scary Followed Hurling Insults
Scary Followed Hurling Insults

Risks and challenges

The more funding we raise, the lower the chance of risk. We have gone though our budgeting with a fine tooth comb to ensure that we are covered in the case of any eventuality. However with a project of this kind there is always going to be a risk. Therefore we have added 10% contingency to our budgeting to cover any unexpected problems that may arise. We aim for this project to run smoothly to ensure we all have a great experience and support a truly worthy cause.

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    That's right you heard me. for £100 not only will you receive our everlasting undying love, a huge SHOUT OUT TO... on our social media promoting anything you like, a BIG BOLD with thanks in our flyers that will be handed out everyday to the 400,000 people that attend the fringe each year, a bespoke Riot Road keyring and t-shirt and a bag of Haribo Tangfastics, BUT... You will also receive TWO FREE GOLDEN TICKET'S with front row seats to our show at the fringe with a complimentary drink on arrival. And a signed copy of the final script PLUS additional exclusive unheard monologues. Because we really do love you!

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    DINNER'S ON US

    Firstly, thank you so very much for helping us reach our minimum target. We are now guaranteed to receive the Kickstarter funds and we couldn't have done it without you. To show you how fabulous and amazing you truly are we would like give you all of the above PLUS dinner for two with the crew. Thats right! We want to take you and a guest out for an exclusive meal on us to show our appreciation. You can find out all the hot gossip on the team and exclusive inside stories about our process and the incredible people we have met. Or if you prefer we can just have a good old knees up! What ever floats your boat.

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