West Coast Youth Theatre Launch - WHEELERS LUCK

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West Coast Youth Theatre Launch - WHEELERS LUCK

Project 2014-08-18 10:32:18 +1200

After workshops and classes with students here in Taranaki, I have seen the depth of talent and passion from young people hungry for more arts experiences. Growing up in Taranaki as a young aspiring actor myself, I never had these kinds of opportunities, so I am making one for those students who, like me, crave the chance to work on anything they can get their hands on; to give them an outlet for their creativity, enthusiasm and personal development.

So... I have taken the plunge to launch a Youth company and stage a professional standard public performance of WHEELERS LUCK in OCTOBER 2014, a classic NZ play, with the goal to take the initiative forward into a yearly production. I want to give young people here the chance to work on a collaborative theatre work in a company context; to learn, develop and share their passions for theatre in a small town where these opportunities are few and far between.

WHEELERS LUCK is the perfect platform, allowing us to use a pool of performers to play several characters, and to devise and collaborate on the way in which we choose to stage this riotous piece of Kiwi theatre!

I have the talent, and at this stage we are too late for nationwide funding, so to launch this show, I am looking to raise money towards our set, costume and marketing costs. A little goes a long way, I am beg borrowing and stealing to make this happen, and the support of the community, friends and professional colleagues will mean so much, however little you are able to give.

Already, I have had the generous support of 4th Wall Theatre, who are giving us a fully equipped theatre for little to nothing, and a team of professional technicians and local teachers giving time and experience in support of this project. 

We are approaching local businesses for small sums towards additional costs (we need around $10,000 to make the show what I want it to be), and here I am only looking to raise $2400. If you were once a young performer wanting these kinds of chances, then give a little if you can. If you are passionate about fostering youth in healthy, creative ways like me, then please do support us. Anything and everything is appreciated, thank you!

 

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Kylan McKeen
2014-09-18 13:12:24 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2014-09-18 11:32:18 +1200
Martyn Roberts and Hilary Halba
2014-09-17 16:51:37 +1200
Katherine Roberts
2014-09-17 15:36:53 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2014-09-17 12:48:31 +1200
Steve Hobson
2014-09-16 17:54:16 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2014-09-16 12:49:51 +1200
Dave Smith
2014-09-16 06:47:41 +1200
Tom Chapman
2014-09-14 21:57:06 +1200
Julia Grace
2014-09-13 16:30:02 +1200
Sophie Hambleton
2014-09-13 15:09:09 +1200
David White
2014-09-13 12:02:35 +1200
Damian Seagar
2014-09-13 11:16:08 +1200
Mark Sorrell
2014-09-13 10:31:21 +1200
Barry Lambie
2014-09-13 09:57:07 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2014-09-03 20:41:50 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2014-08-29 18:16:17 +1200
Michael Inconspicuous Jones
2014-08-18 21:44:35 +1200
geraldinebrophy
2014-08-18 16:26:42 +1200
Bent Anvil Group
2014-08-18 12:49:35 +1200

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West Coast Youth Theatre Launch - WHEELERS LUCK

Project 2014-08-18 10:32:18 +1200

After workshops and classes with students here in Taranaki, I have seen the depth of talent and passion from young people hungry for more arts experiences. Growing up in Taranaki as a young aspiring actor myself, I never had these kinds of opportunities, so I am making one for those students who, like me, crave the chance to work on anything they can get their hands on; to give them an outlet for their creativity, enthusiasm and personal development.

So... I have taken the plunge to launch a Youth company and stage a professional standard public performance of WHEELERS LUCK in OCTOBER 2014, a classic NZ play, with the goal to take the initiative forward into a yearly production. I want to give young people here the chance to work on a collaborative theatre work in a company context; to learn, develop and share their passions for theatre in a small town where these opportunities are few and far between.

WHEELERS LUCK is the perfect platform, allowing us to use a pool of performers to play several characters, and to devise and collaborate on the way in which we choose to stage this riotous piece of Kiwi theatre!

I have the talent, and at this stage we are too late for nationwide funding, so to launch this show, I am looking to raise money towards our set, costume and marketing costs. A little goes a long way, I am beg borrowing and stealing to make this happen, and the support of the community, friends and professional colleagues will mean so much, however little you are able to give.

Already, I have had the generous support of 4th Wall Theatre, who are giving us a fully equipped theatre for little to nothing, and a team of professional technicians and local teachers giving time and experience in support of this project. 

We are approaching local businesses for small sums towards additional costs (we need around $10,000 to make the show what I want it to be), and here I am only looking to raise $2400. If you were once a young performer wanting these kinds of chances, then give a little if you can. If you are passionate about fostering youth in healthy, creative ways like me, then please do support us. Anything and everything is appreciated, thank you!

 

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Hey! Thanks for checking out this project.

We haven't made any updates yet, follow us if you want to be notified when we do.

Kylan McKeen
2014-09-18 13:12:24 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2014-09-18 11:32:18 +1200
Martyn Roberts and Hilary Halba
2014-09-17 16:51:37 +1200
Katherine Roberts
2014-09-17 15:36:53 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2014-09-17 12:48:31 +1200
Steve Hobson
2014-09-16 17:54:16 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2014-09-16 12:49:51 +1200
Dave Smith
2014-09-16 06:47:41 +1200
Tom Chapman
2014-09-14 21:57:06 +1200
Julia Grace
2014-09-13 16:30:02 +1200
Sophie Hambleton
2014-09-13 15:09:09 +1200
David White
2014-09-13 12:02:35 +1200
Damian Seagar
2014-09-13 11:16:08 +1200
Mark Sorrell
2014-09-13 10:31:21 +1200
Barry Lambie
2014-09-13 09:57:07 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2014-09-03 20:41:50 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2014-08-29 18:16:17 +1200
Michael Inconspicuous Jones
2014-08-18 21:44:35 +1200
geraldinebrophy
2014-08-18 16:26:42 +1200
Bent Anvil Group
2014-08-18 12:49:35 +1200

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This campaign was successful and got its funding on 18/09/2014 at 1:12 PM.