The Odyssey

By Northland Youth Theatre

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The Odyssey

Project 2012-12-26 22:52:04 +1300


THE ODYSSEY

This summer, Northland Youth Theatre takes on the gigantic epic that is Homer's classical poem, The Odyssey. Whilst we will spin in our trademark element of youth, joy, angst and everything else that makes us teenagers tick, you can still expect to see the seductive sirens, the beasts with many faces and the whirlpool that sucks in everything and everyone too weak to hold fast; the monsters, the challenges that define this age old text.

Following the huge success of last summer's senior event, 'Quarry' which had audiences coming back again and again, NYT is planning its next big summer event with another site specific performance extravaganza with the same group of vibrant young theatre makers plus a few more. We will return to the epic surrounds of Whangarei's Quarry Arts Centre landscape to give the local community both young and old another chance to experience the Quarry space, which acts as a quiet hidden haven at the centre of the city, in a new way and share in 'The Odyssey', re-imagined through the lens of NYT's senior company. This will be an immersive, exciting and innovative journey which will weave epic and intimate story-telling to dish up an unforgettable, locally grown celebration including music, laughter, theatre and feasting. 


The Road.


The Travelers.

The Luggage.

The Gods.

We're looking at a total cost of approximately $25k to get the show on the road and be able to play for the entire season, and we're looking to source $3500-5000 or more from Pledgme. Our cast of around 18 local actors is assembled, Directors and Producers are ready to roll, and we have plenty of volunteer help, we just need some money!


Check out http://odysseynyt.tumblr.com/ to follow our unique rehearsal process, with posts and pictures from cast/crew after every rehearsal, or explore the journey of Odysseus at http://maptal.es/tales/15.

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Our ship Parade through Whangarei!

28/01/2013 at 12:01 AM

Here's a video of the journey of our 'Ship' through the centre of Whangarei.

Thanks heaps to Gareth Mauchline and Channel North for the awesome video!

Thanks to all you who have pledged! We are almost there!


Our process so far

22/01/2013 at 1:56 AM

Thank you for all the support and belief in our work and theatre in Northland

Recently we've been creating through long lists full of clowns, water fights, bathing, gifts and secrets whispered to the audience. Faces have been beamed up on to the cliffs and trees around the Quarry.

Where is Odysseus? Rings out through our promenade

It is going to be wild, crazy, epic, expansive intimate, surreal, grounded and honest. A collection of contradictory adjectives crammed into a devised piece of theatre retelling the story of a man returning home, those who he encounters along the way and his family waiting for his return.

We are gearing up for something amazing and hope that what we are making excites you as much as it does us

Check out our event page on facebook ( http://tinyurl.com/arebc9x )
and our blog for regular updates ( http://odysseynyt.tumblr.com )

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    2013-01-29 17:00:56 +1300
    Damian Pullen
    2013-01-28 13:36:33 +1300
    Stephenie Lambert
    2013-01-28 13:07:44 +1300
    Aaron James Edwards
    2013-01-28 12:40:17 +1300
    Lena Fransham
    2013-01-27 12:23:32 +1300
    Bridget Westenra
    2013-01-26 17:06:20 +1300
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    Simon Richards
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    Abi
    2013-01-23 16:09:03 +1300
    Margaret & Bill Larsen
    2013-01-23 12:21:48 +1300
    sharon
    2013-01-22 23:01:32 +1300
    S Kelly
    2013-01-22 22:07:22 +1300
    Michelle Elvy
    2013-01-22 09:43:52 +1300
    Derek Simpson
    2013-01-21 21:06:43 +1300
    Kylie Penn
    2013-01-21 19:50:37 +1300
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    2013-01-21 19:13:00 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
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    Emma
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    2013-01-20 10:22:26 +1300
    wendy wright
    2013-01-20 05:49:52 +1300
    Iain Hallett
    2013-01-19 12:26:07 +1300
    Damian Pullen
    2013-01-19 12:02:51 +1300
    Michelle Jones
    2013-01-19 11:20:45 +1300
    Tony millett
    2013-01-18 20:15:12 +1300

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    The Odyssey

    Project 2012-12-26 22:52:04 +1300


    THE ODYSSEY

    This summer, Northland Youth Theatre takes on the gigantic epic that is Homer's classical poem, The Odyssey. Whilst we will spin in our trademark element of youth, joy, angst and everything else that makes us teenagers tick, you can still expect to see the seductive sirens, the beasts with many faces and the whirlpool that sucks in everything and everyone too weak to hold fast; the monsters, the challenges that define this age old text.

    Following the huge success of last summer's senior event, 'Quarry' which had audiences coming back again and again, NYT is planning its next big summer event with another site specific performance extravaganza with the same group of vibrant young theatre makers plus a few more. We will return to the epic surrounds of Whangarei's Quarry Arts Centre landscape to give the local community both young and old another chance to experience the Quarry space, which acts as a quiet hidden haven at the centre of the city, in a new way and share in 'The Odyssey', re-imagined through the lens of NYT's senior company. This will be an immersive, exciting and innovative journey which will weave epic and intimate story-telling to dish up an unforgettable, locally grown celebration including music, laughter, theatre and feasting. 


    The Road.


    The Travelers.

    The Luggage.

    The Gods.

    We're looking at a total cost of approximately $25k to get the show on the road and be able to play for the entire season, and we're looking to source $3500-5000 or more from Pledgme. Our cast of around 18 local actors is assembled, Directors and Producers are ready to roll, and we have plenty of volunteer help, we just need some money!


    Check out http://odysseynyt.tumblr.com/ to follow our unique rehearsal process, with posts and pictures from cast/crew after every rehearsal, or explore the journey of Odysseus at http://maptal.es/tales/15.

    Comments

    Our ship Parade through Whangarei!

    28/01/2013 at 12:01 AM

    Here's a video of the journey of our 'Ship' through the centre of Whangarei.

    Thanks heaps to Gareth Mauchline and Channel North for the awesome video!

    Thanks to all you who have pledged! We are almost there!


    Our process so far

    22/01/2013 at 1:56 AM

    Thank you for all the support and belief in our work and theatre in Northland

    Recently we've been creating through long lists full of clowns, water fights, bathing, gifts and secrets whispered to the audience. Faces have been beamed up on to the cliffs and trees around the Quarry.

    Where is Odysseus? Rings out through our promenade

    It is going to be wild, crazy, epic, expansive intimate, surreal, grounded and honest. A collection of contradictory adjectives crammed into a devised piece of theatre retelling the story of a man returning home, those who he encounters along the way and his family waiting for his return.

    We are gearing up for something amazing and hope that what we are making excites you as much as it does us

    Check out our event page on facebook ( http://tinyurl.com/arebc9x )
    and our blog for regular updates ( http://odysseynyt.tumblr.com )

    You need to pledge to see this update.

      Anonymous pledger
      2013-01-31 11:29:58 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2013-01-31 10:51:31 +1300
      Carol angels
      2013-01-31 08:58:46 +1300
      Gillian Skyrme
      2013-01-30 20:25:42 +1300
      Gayle Dowsett
      2013-01-29 17:00:56 +1300
      Damian Pullen
      2013-01-28 13:36:33 +1300
      Stephenie Lambert
      2013-01-28 13:07:44 +1300
      Aaron James Edwards
      2013-01-28 12:40:17 +1300
      Lena Fransham
      2013-01-27 12:23:32 +1300
      Bridget Westenra
      2013-01-26 17:06:20 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2013-01-25 19:42:08 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2013-01-25 09:44:44 +1300
      Winnie Edgar-Booty
      2013-01-25 09:02:49 +1300
      Simon Richards
      2013-01-23 17:48:13 +1300
      Abi
      2013-01-23 16:09:03 +1300
      Margaret & Bill Larsen
      2013-01-23 12:21:48 +1300
      sharon
      2013-01-22 23:01:32 +1300
      S Kelly
      2013-01-22 22:07:22 +1300
      Michelle Elvy
      2013-01-22 09:43:52 +1300
      Derek Simpson
      2013-01-21 21:06:43 +1300
      Kylie Penn
      2013-01-21 19:50:37 +1300
      Winnie Edgar-Booty
      2013-01-21 19:13:00 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2013-01-21 18:51:29 +1300
      Emma
      2013-01-20 11:04:43 +1300
      pauline brown
      2013-01-20 10:22:26 +1300
      wendy wright
      2013-01-20 05:49:52 +1300
      Iain Hallett
      2013-01-19 12:26:07 +1300
      Damian Pullen
      2013-01-19 12:02:51 +1300
      Michelle Jones
      2013-01-19 11:20:45 +1300
      Tony millett
      2013-01-18 20:15:12 +1300

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      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 31/01/2013 at 11:29 AM.