TLP:10-Auckland Season

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Tlp:10 Auckland Season

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curated

Collab Project with The Basement

The Basement is a home for Auckland’s most adventurous emerging artists.

THE PRODUCTION

The Dom Post called it "an exceptionally strong production" and now The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later have the opportunity to tour to Auckland's BASEMENT THEATRE from the 28 August - 8 September 2012! We have 8 beautiful actors, stunning design and a play worth seeing. 

THE LARAMIE PROJECT 10 YEARS LATER is the epilogue to the iconic LARAMIE PROJECT. Edited together from interviews within the community of Laramie, Wyoming following the murder of Matthew Shepherd in an apparant hate crime. The epilogue is 100% verbatim with 8 of Wellington's finest actors playing a multitude of roles, from cops to priests, mothers to criminals. Heartfelt, humorous and provoking - TLP:10 is a work that calls for talk about social change towards prejudice, violence and intolerance.

The story belongs to Laramie, but its message is Universal.


ALACRITY PRODUCTIONS is a collective of professionally trained theatre artists brought together by the desire to make work that focusses on the voice of the community we are performing for. The company uses performance and entertainment to ask social and culturally relevant questions of its audience in order to spark debate and further questioning. We are committed to developing work that is sustainable in the present climate and continue to push boundaries in form, purpose and growing of the audience-performer relationship.


HOW CAN YOU HELP?

Alacrity Productions is enlisting 8 professional actors and 4 crew members - graduates from Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School and people who've worked in the industry for years. 
We want to make sure these people are getting paid to help them deliver a wonderful show. 

The aim is to raise $333.33 per week for each member, working full time for three and a half weeks. This is a grand total of $14000!

We are asking our PledgeMe friends to help us raise $5,500 towards this end goal.

In a precarious industry this money will mean all the difference to a committed theatre maker.


THE CREW

Meet some of our crew!

KATHARINE McGILL - DIRECTOR/PRODUCER
Katharine (Kate) McGill graduated from Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School at the end of 2009. Since graduating, Kate has featured in films ‘Home By Christmas,’ ‘Separation City,’ and the recent Nashville Film Festival qualifying ‘Darryn Exists.’

A proud New Zealander, Kate has created, performed and produced numerous works including ‘Vunderbra!,’ ‘The Love of Your Life’ and directed award winning ‘A Love Tail,' BadJelly the Witch,’ ‘Bird Song’ 'Munted' and 'The Laramie Project:10 Years Later.'
In 2010, Kate participated in the GALSCO Piknik Theatre Festival in Steamboat Springs, Colorado and went on to an internship at the prestigious TECTONIC THEATER PROJECT (creators of TLP and TLP:10,) where she understudied one of the lead actresses and was offered a job at the end of the internship.

Kate is about to be seen in the new comedy series 'Girl Vs Boy' and is looking forward to touring around NZ with 'Munted' and 'The Laramie Project:10 Years Later.'

DANIEL WILLIAMS - DIRECTOR/DESIGNER
Daniel Williams Graduated from the Performance Design Degree atToi Whakaari New Zealand Drama School in 2006. His theatre career has seen Daniel design Sets and Costumes for Samuel Beckett's 'EndGame', 'Please Don't Feed the Models', 'Angels in America' and 'A Streetcar Named Desire'. He designed the costumes for 'Moa Can't Fly' a Taki Rua produced show that toured nationally. He was nominated Weta Workshop Set designer of the Year at the 2007 Chapman Tripp Awards and then Won the following year in 2008 for his work on 'The Little Dog Laughed'. Daniel has been the Set and Costume Design Mentor for the 'Young and Hungry' Festival, and Production Designer for 'Jeff Koons', Mr. Marmalade' and 'Shining Armour' at Bats Theatre in Wellington. The past two years saw Daniel work in Theatre and Film in Edinburgh, Amsterdam, Prague and London, since returning to New Zealand he has worked on 'Long Cloud Youth Theatre's' Dutch season of 'Welcome to the Woods' and 'The Book of Everything' the world premiere of 'Sheep' and co-directed and designed 'The Laramie Project' at the Wesley Church in Wellington. Most recently he designed the set for 'The 39 Steps' at Centrepoint Theatre. He is recently designed the set for the international arts festival season off Taki Rua's 'Michael James Manaia'.

ASHLYN SMITH - PRODUCTION MANAGER/OPERATOR
Ashlyn is a final year student at Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School, along with TLP:10, Ashlyn has managed and operated the hit political satire PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

MARTYN WOOD -  ACTOR
Martyn graduated from Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School in 2006 and has since appeared in Lovers of Central Park for Fringe '07; Two Brothers, This is Our Youth, Rome and An Oak Tree at Circa; Finding Murdoch, Angels in America and Urinetown at Downstage; Kiss of the Spiderwoman and La Cage Aux Folles at the Court Theatre; Footballistic at BATS; La Boheme for the NBRNZ Opera, Sexual Perversity in Chicago (Chapman Tripp Most Promising Male Newcomer, Nominee 2007), as the title role in The Graduate and the Tom Sainsbury comedies Cindy and Eric Go to Hell, My London Sojourn and Sunday Roast. As a producer his work includes the sell out season of Sexual Perversity at the San Francisco Bath-house, the critically acclaimed Mr Marmalade (Chapman Tripp Production of the Year, 2008), a CNZ funded development season of new play Sunday Roast, which is currently in development with ATC, Dog Sees God at The Basement and the sell-out Christmas shows Christ Almighty! and Toys at BATS. He is currently the Programme Manager at BATS Theatre.

SIMON KEVIN LEARY - ACTOR
Born and raised in Timaru, Simon developed his interest in acting through school theatre sports competitions and South Canterbury Drama League shows. During his time studying for his Bachelor of Arts at the Theatre Studies department of Otago University, Simon directed, wrote and acted in the university’s sketch comedy Capping Shows. Since graduating from Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School in 2010, Simon has toured New Zealand with the two man show Mates and Lovers: A Gay History of New Zealand, travelled to the states and performed with the Piknik Theatre Company, and appeared in BATS shows: Public Service Announcements, Toys and The Adventures of Wendy the Wonderful. Simon received the 2011 Chapman Tripp award for Most Promising Newcomer for his performance in Mates and Lovers. 

MATT ELLER - SOUND DESIGNER
Since graduating the Entertainment Technology course at Toi Whakaari – New Zealand Drama School, I have done a sound design for local Wellington theatre group ‘Long Cloud Youth Theatre’ for their devised Summer school piece “Tom Keeper Passes”. Once this season had finished I moved on to work for New Zealand International Arts Festival where I had the great opportunity to work with the Irish Theatre group ‘Pan Pan Theatre Company’ on their show “The Rehearsal, Playing the Dane” and “Beautiful Burnout”, National Theatre of Scotland/Frantic Assembly. I plan to continue my career in sound design/engineering in theatre and also live audio for musicians and bands.

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new people!!

31/07/2012 at 4:15 AM

I am so pleased to announce our full Auckland cast!
Sophie Roberts
Sophie Hambleton
Renee Lyons
Josephine Stewart Tewhiu
Shadon Meredith
Leon Wadham
Martyn Wood
Simon Kevin Leary.
We're half way to our goal and hoping it picks up in the next few days! Pledge people pledge!!

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    Tlp:10 Auckland Season

    Project 2012-05-14 09:37:42 +1200

    curated

    Collab Project with The Basement

    The Basement is a home for Auckland’s most adventurous emerging artists.

    THE PRODUCTION

    The Dom Post called it "an exceptionally strong production" and now The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later have the opportunity to tour to Auckland's BASEMENT THEATRE from the 28 August - 8 September 2012! We have 8 beautiful actors, stunning design and a play worth seeing. 

    THE LARAMIE PROJECT 10 YEARS LATER is the epilogue to the iconic LARAMIE PROJECT. Edited together from interviews within the community of Laramie, Wyoming following the murder of Matthew Shepherd in an apparant hate crime. The epilogue is 100% verbatim with 8 of Wellington's finest actors playing a multitude of roles, from cops to priests, mothers to criminals. Heartfelt, humorous and provoking - TLP:10 is a work that calls for talk about social change towards prejudice, violence and intolerance.

    The story belongs to Laramie, but its message is Universal.


    ALACRITY PRODUCTIONS is a collective of professionally trained theatre artists brought together by the desire to make work that focusses on the voice of the community we are performing for. The company uses performance and entertainment to ask social and culturally relevant questions of its audience in order to spark debate and further questioning. We are committed to developing work that is sustainable in the present climate and continue to push boundaries in form, purpose and growing of the audience-performer relationship.


    HOW CAN YOU HELP?

    Alacrity Productions is enlisting 8 professional actors and 4 crew members - graduates from Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School and people who've worked in the industry for years. 
    We want to make sure these people are getting paid to help them deliver a wonderful show. 

    The aim is to raise $333.33 per week for each member, working full time for three and a half weeks. This is a grand total of $14000!

    We are asking our PledgeMe friends to help us raise $5,500 towards this end goal.

    In a precarious industry this money will mean all the difference to a committed theatre maker.


    THE CREW

    Meet some of our crew!

    KATHARINE McGILL - DIRECTOR/PRODUCER
    Katharine (Kate) McGill graduated from Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School at the end of 2009. Since graduating, Kate has featured in films ‘Home By Christmas,’ ‘Separation City,’ and the recent Nashville Film Festival qualifying ‘Darryn Exists.’

    A proud New Zealander, Kate has created, performed and produced numerous works including ‘Vunderbra!,’ ‘The Love of Your Life’ and directed award winning ‘A Love Tail,' BadJelly the Witch,’ ‘Bird Song’ 'Munted' and 'The Laramie Project:10 Years Later.'
    In 2010, Kate participated in the GALSCO Piknik Theatre Festival in Steamboat Springs, Colorado and went on to an internship at the prestigious TECTONIC THEATER PROJECT (creators of TLP and TLP:10,) where she understudied one of the lead actresses and was offered a job at the end of the internship.

    Kate is about to be seen in the new comedy series 'Girl Vs Boy' and is looking forward to touring around NZ with 'Munted' and 'The Laramie Project:10 Years Later.'

    DANIEL WILLIAMS - DIRECTOR/DESIGNER
    Daniel Williams Graduated from the Performance Design Degree atToi Whakaari New Zealand Drama School in 2006. His theatre career has seen Daniel design Sets and Costumes for Samuel Beckett's 'EndGame', 'Please Don't Feed the Models', 'Angels in America' and 'A Streetcar Named Desire'. He designed the costumes for 'Moa Can't Fly' a Taki Rua produced show that toured nationally. He was nominated Weta Workshop Set designer of the Year at the 2007 Chapman Tripp Awards and then Won the following year in 2008 for his work on 'The Little Dog Laughed'. Daniel has been the Set and Costume Design Mentor for the 'Young and Hungry' Festival, and Production Designer for 'Jeff Koons', Mr. Marmalade' and 'Shining Armour' at Bats Theatre in Wellington. The past two years saw Daniel work in Theatre and Film in Edinburgh, Amsterdam, Prague and London, since returning to New Zealand he has worked on 'Long Cloud Youth Theatre's' Dutch season of 'Welcome to the Woods' and 'The Book of Everything' the world premiere of 'Sheep' and co-directed and designed 'The Laramie Project' at the Wesley Church in Wellington. Most recently he designed the set for 'The 39 Steps' at Centrepoint Theatre. He is recently designed the set for the international arts festival season off Taki Rua's 'Michael James Manaia'.

    ASHLYN SMITH - PRODUCTION MANAGER/OPERATOR
    Ashlyn is a final year student at Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School, along with TLP:10, Ashlyn has managed and operated the hit political satire PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

    MARTYN WOOD -  ACTOR
    Martyn graduated from Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School in 2006 and has since appeared in Lovers of Central Park for Fringe '07; Two Brothers, This is Our Youth, Rome and An Oak Tree at Circa; Finding Murdoch, Angels in America and Urinetown at Downstage; Kiss of the Spiderwoman and La Cage Aux Folles at the Court Theatre; Footballistic at BATS; La Boheme for the NBRNZ Opera, Sexual Perversity in Chicago (Chapman Tripp Most Promising Male Newcomer, Nominee 2007), as the title role in The Graduate and the Tom Sainsbury comedies Cindy and Eric Go to Hell, My London Sojourn and Sunday Roast. As a producer his work includes the sell out season of Sexual Perversity at the San Francisco Bath-house, the critically acclaimed Mr Marmalade (Chapman Tripp Production of the Year, 2008), a CNZ funded development season of new play Sunday Roast, which is currently in development with ATC, Dog Sees God at The Basement and the sell-out Christmas shows Christ Almighty! and Toys at BATS. He is currently the Programme Manager at BATS Theatre.

    SIMON KEVIN LEARY - ACTOR
    Born and raised in Timaru, Simon developed his interest in acting through school theatre sports competitions and South Canterbury Drama League shows. During his time studying for his Bachelor of Arts at the Theatre Studies department of Otago University, Simon directed, wrote and acted in the university’s sketch comedy Capping Shows. Since graduating from Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School in 2010, Simon has toured New Zealand with the two man show Mates and Lovers: A Gay History of New Zealand, travelled to the states and performed with the Piknik Theatre Company, and appeared in BATS shows: Public Service Announcements, Toys and The Adventures of Wendy the Wonderful. Simon received the 2011 Chapman Tripp award for Most Promising Newcomer for his performance in Mates and Lovers. 

    MATT ELLER - SOUND DESIGNER
    Since graduating the Entertainment Technology course at Toi Whakaari – New Zealand Drama School, I have done a sound design for local Wellington theatre group ‘Long Cloud Youth Theatre’ for their devised Summer school piece “Tom Keeper Passes”. Once this season had finished I moved on to work for New Zealand International Arts Festival where I had the great opportunity to work with the Irish Theatre group ‘Pan Pan Theatre Company’ on their show “The Rehearsal, Playing the Dane” and “Beautiful Burnout”, National Theatre of Scotland/Frantic Assembly. I plan to continue my career in sound design/engineering in theatre and also live audio for musicians and bands.

    Comments

    new people!!

    31/07/2012 at 4:15 AM

    I am so pleased to announce our full Auckland cast!
    Sophie Roberts
    Sophie Hambleton
    Renee Lyons
    Josephine Stewart Tewhiu
    Shadon Meredith
    Leon Wadham
    Martyn Wood
    Simon Kevin Leary.
    We're half way to our goal and hoping it picks up in the next few days! Pledge people pledge!!
      Jacqui Leigh
      2012-08-25 22:22:06 +1200
      Lorraine Williams
      2012-08-07 06:07:41 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2012-08-06 15:09:05 +1200
      Abbott House Sumner Bed and Breakfast
      2012-08-06 14:41:45 +1200
      Ben Blakely
      2012-08-06 11:04:55 +1200
      David McGill
      2012-08-06 10:54:15 +1200
      amelia reid-meredith
      2012-08-06 10:48:34 +1200
      Jennifer O'Sullivan
      2012-08-06 10:33:05 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2012-08-05 23:37:39 +1200
      Robyn Hambleton
      2012-08-02 13:47:05 +1200
      Lyn McMorran
      2012-08-02 13:07:18 +1200
      Phil Peleton
      2012-08-02 10:54:26 +1200
      Robyn White
      2012-08-01 23:23:34 +1200
      Katrina Marie McGuinness
      2012-08-01 12:15:02 +1200
      Jacqui
      2012-07-31 15:48:59 +1200
      Aileen Davidson
      2012-07-29 18:14:34 +1200
      Adrianne Roberts
      2012-07-26 15:45:14 +1200
      Carolyn Dando
      2012-07-25 19:22:27 +1200
      Nicky White
      2012-07-25 10:59:51 +1200
      Sam Donaldson
      2012-07-25 09:39:31 +1200
      Heather O'Carroll
      2012-07-24 23:07:27 +1200
      Helen Forlong
      2012-07-24 22:28:08 +1200
      Sasha Tilly
      2012-07-24 22:20:46 +1200
      Chelsie Parsnip Crayface
      2012-07-23 16:21:40 +1200
      Nicole McDonald
      2012-07-22 20:01:03 +1200
      Carole Hartney
      2012-07-22 17:47:59 +1200
      Jeremy Baker
      2012-07-22 15:37:12 +1200
      Karen Anslow
      2012-07-22 14:52:05 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2012-07-22 14:12:12 +1200
      Desiree Rose Cheer
      2012-07-22 09:50:32 +1200

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