2ND UPDATE: We hit our stretch goal!
We still have time left on the campaign. Any additional contributions will go toward making the show bigger and better. Inevitably we'll run into surprise expenses or a technical feature will be more costly than anticipated. With the additional funds, we will make Wake Up Call the best dang Christmas comedy we can.
UPDATE: WE DID IT!
We reached our funding goal! Thank you so much to all our incredible backers for your generosity.
We have set a STRETCH GOAL of $5,000 to cover the cost of additional rehearsal studio hours. Take a look at our latest update for more information.
We're doing it! We're putting up an original piece of work and we're incredibly excited to share it with you. We will continue to update this page with cast information and anything else you might want to know about our progress. Thanks for your support!
Wake Up Call
In the midst of an unexpected double shift (on Christmas Eve, no less) a group of degenerate hotel employees stumble their way through an unusual night of service. It’s a “coming of age when you’re already of age” story. Sometimes it takes a miracle to grow the hell up. Wake Up Call is an 90 minute contemporary play set in the lobby of a luxury boutique hotel in New York City. In the respect that hotels are transitional places for the guests, the same is true for the people that work there. Navigating through the misadventures of the evening, from outlandish guests to unpredictable coworkers, we follow their journey into adulthood. Sort of.
What Actual Real Live People Are Saying About The Show.
"I just finished reading the play and I really f*cking enjoyed it. It had this The Man Who Came To Dinner meets Waiting... vibe." - J.C.
"I think you manage to combine 'coarse' humour and raunchy situations with more serious - sentimental, even - moments brilliantly and this is the strength of the piece." - A.B.
"I'll read your script tomorrow" - J.O.
Sweet. Who Wrote It?
Adam Thomas Smith
Adam Thomas Smith is an actor, director, and writer. He recently starred as Macbeth in the Off Broadway Alliance Award nominated show Drunk Shakespeare. Adam has previously worked with Signature Theater, West End Theater, Hudson Guild Theater, 13th St Rep, 78th St Theater Lab, IATI Theater, Manhattan Rep, The Hangar Theater, Bakerloo Theatre Project, Wolfbane Productions, That Thing!, and is also a member of Stable Cable Lab Company with whom he recently performed at IRT Theater. He received his BFA from Brooklyn College. adamthomassmith.com
Veronica Cooper is an actor and writer. Currently a member of Athena Theatre's Playwrights Group. Previous work with Project Y and Emerging Artists Theatre. Her short films have screened at some of the most renowned indie theaters in New York, including Tribeca Cinemas, Landmark Sunshine Cinema, Nitehawk Cinema, and at over a dozen festivals and film programs such as the Florida Film Festival, Northside Festival, Big Apple Film Festival, and the SAG Short Film Showcase. http://veronicacooper.com
Where is This Going Down?
We've been given a two week residency at IRT in their 3B Development Series and couldn't be more grateful.
IRT Theater is a grassroots laboratory for independent theater and performance in New York City, providing space and support to a new generation of artists. Tucked away in the old Archive Building in Greenwich Village, IRT’s mission is to build a community of emerging and established artists by creating a home for the development and presentation of new work. Some of the artists we have supported include Young Jean Lee, Reggie Watts and Mike Daisey.
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Office of Council Member Corey Johnson and The Nancy Quinn Fund, a project of ART-NY.
About the 3B Development Series
Since 2007, IRT has become a key resource for indy theater makers in New York, hosting radically affordable, full-immersion development residencies for emerging and established artists.
IRT’s intimate performance space offers artists the flexibility and autonomy to mount full-bodied workshops and do robust technical experimentation, creating a supportive environment for taking risks and test-driving new work before adventurous audiences and potential producers. Curated on a rolling basis, the 3B Development Series welcomes project proposals of all shapes and sizes, from exploratory workshops to full showcase productions.
How Can You Help?
We can't do it without you! We've put together a list of stellar rewards with a hotel-y / holiday-y spin that I hope will inspire you to support our creative project. Your donations will go toward our nominal budget, which includes compensation for the cast and crew, set design and construction, marketing and promotional materials, and so much more. We will also happily accept in-kind donations in the form of set pieces, rehearsal space, paper products and printing facilities, etc. So if you're looking to offload that box of tangled string lights or dusty unused desk chair, let us know.
These images were designed by the lovely Lauren Ward of @withoutraisins!
Risks and challenges
As with any theatrical production there are many risks and challenges to reach the end goal, which is the performances. We believe, due to our unique location and the resilience of our team that we will see the project through to fruition.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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