Trade City, an L.A.-based arts collective is busy transforming the Popwagon (L.A.'s first and only mobile art space) into a whimsical setting that immerses audiences in the untold chapters of a forgotten bedtime story. But, uh-oh! We need a bigger budget to make it as wonderful as possible.
So we're turning to our generous friends on the internet to help pay for the cost of materials for the set, costumes, and props. The more money we raise, the more visual detail, story artifacts, and interactivity we'll be able to add to the piece.
About the Project
The scene in the Soft Camp represents an abandoned trailer where two curious characters have taken shelter after a storm has disrupted their respective vacations. On stage, we find their living space, their belongings, and their half-finished projects in the form of interactive props and scenic elements.
From time to time, two costumed characters will take the stage and perform short, silent chapters from a comedic tale about finding a balance between creative and destructive tendencies.
The piece will appear outside museums, festivals, parks, and if you're a top backer - outside your house!
Ida is spending her vacation in a treehouse watching the birds and bugs and creatures of the sky. Rudy hides out in a nearby cave digging for monster fossils.
A storm hits, knocking down Ida's treehouse and flooding Rudy's cave.
The two discover an abandoned camper where they meet up and try to make a home for themselves by confronting their differences.
Josh Worth - Executive Director / Creative Director
Maureen Weiss - Artistic Director / Scenic Designer
Naomi Kasahara - Scenic Designer
Kris Swick - Production Manager / Scenic Designer
Hollace Starr - Theatrical Director
Jenn Kirk - Actor
Adam Dlugolecki - Actor
Miggie Cake Wong - Artist
Harry Katz - Artist
Anna Mazzariello - Artist
Michael Bauer - Music and Soundscape
Talula May Worth - First Assistant
Work in Progress
Musician Michael Bauer (of Thank You Rosekind) is working on a soundscape that sets the tone for the piece. Here are a few samples to give you an idea.
Risks and challenges
Our biggest challenge is completing the project before the end of summer! While we've got some appearances planned for the fall, we really want to take advantage of the time when kids are out of school to get as many visitors to the Soft Camp as possible. There are so many ideas and possibilities for this show, but we need to be sure to focus on the ones that are most achievable in the limited time frame.
All of the artists involved have other jobs and obligations that keep them occupied, so the more excitement and enthusiasm we can spread in the time we have, the more likely we are to succeed.
We know you'll do your best to help us out.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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