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About the Show:
The Keepers is a fresh physical theatre work by Thread Theatre Company. Having one season already under it's belt in 2011, directed by Sally Stockwell, we're off to Wellington in September to perform a second 9 day season at BATS theatre. (With your help!) The Keepers was awarded the 'Best Absurd Physical Theatre Show of 2011' by Metro magazine, and is an unusual and compelling performance which uses live music, minimal set and physical storytelling.
The Keepers was described by critics as "Abstract, Eccentric, and Original", "..an ethereal, enigmatic play of dreams and feelings.." It also received praise for it's soundtrack; -"Cowan's music is among the best theatre scores I've heard"-NZ Herald.
Inspired by writers Anais Nin and Marguerite Duras the play is set in a lighthouse, where a lonely lighthouse keeper is disturbed by the sudden and unexplained arrival of another woman to the island. Nina, the new arrival is sensual and playful, and shatters the carefully constructed routine and rituals Margaret has practiced during her time in isolation. Nevertheless, they become increasingly intrigued by each other's polarity.
Who is Thread Theatre?
We are four Women, who are passionate about devising new theatre that provokes, enthralls and entertains.
Veronica Brady: Actor
Julia Croft: Actor
Claire Cowan: Musician/Actor
Theresa Hanaray: Producer
New Zealand does not have a strong network for funding the arts, particularly new and edgy, 'non-mainstream' work, so we are appealing to those of you who love live performance, want to support women in the arts, and are keen to see fresh and exciting theatre being created and shared.
What do we want to do?
We, and many others, believe that 'The Keepers' is a special show that deserves the opportunity to be redeveloped and shared again, after a wonderful first season in 2011.
We are taking The Keepers down to Wellington for a ten night season at BATS theatre, from 19-29th September, following a two week rehearsal and re-development period. We are on a shoestring budget and don't need much - we are resourceful kiwis after all! The funding we hope to raise through Pledgeme will be used for:
-Rehearsal space hireage $300
-Props hireage $300
-Travel expenses down to Wellington $400
-Minimal Rehearsal wages $2000
We are all committed to working on this full-time, which means no income! That's how much we believe in this show, so we hope you will too! Thanks so much in advance!
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02/10/2012 at 8:37 AM
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Thank you lovely Pledgers!
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Day One of Rehearsals!
08/09/2012 at 11:58 AM
23/08/2012 at 9:03 PM
Things that go bump in the night...
20/08/2012 at 6:20 AM
Here's a little spooky bedtime reading for y'all...some of it gets eerily close to a storyline in The Keepers - but you'll have to come see it at BATS in September to find out why!
Heceta Head Lighthouse of Florence, Oregan is said to be haunted by the ghost of the "Gray Lady," who is perhaps the mother of an unknown baby whose grave has been found on the grounds.
Also known as "Rue," the ghost is known for moving objects, opening and closing cupboard doors and other strange occurrences.
One workman claimed to have come face-to-face with Rue in the attic and fled in terror. Days later, while working on the exterior of the building, he accidentally broke one of the attic's windows, but refused to go up there to repair it. He instead repaired it from the outside, leaving the broken glass scattered across the attic floor. That night, workers heard scraping noises in the attic. When they checked it out the next morning, all of the broken glass had been swept into a neat pile.
Stuck on The Keepers Part 2.....
18/08/2012 at 12:10 AM
Stuck in the mud
16/08/2012 at 9:01 PM
To the Lighthouse
15/08/2012 at 2:13 AM
― Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse
The cutest little lighthouse...
13/08/2012 at 2:36 AM
Today's featured Lighthouse: modelled by Jordan of Eagle Mountain UT, USA, and made by his Mom Katie.
Anyone who comes in a costume this cool to our show will win a mystery prize....
Lighthouse of the Day!
12/08/2012 at 2:05 AM