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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    Pledgers 60

    Trent Morgan
    2013-01-17 20:30:50 +1300
    Creative Northland
    2013-01-17 11:56:35 +1300
    Carmen Faulkner
    2013-01-17 09:01:18 +1300
    Brooke williams
    2013-01-16 17:12:31 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2013-01-16 11:39:52 +1300
    Chris
    2013-01-16 10:34:02 +1300
    Sharron Petersson
    2013-01-16 08:25:08 +1300
    Jeanie Pou
    2013-01-14 10:37:36 +1300
    Stephanie Gowing
    2013-01-14 09:33:53 +1300
    Kia Tupato Ltd
    2013-01-12 11:15:02 +1300
    Kia Tupato Ltd
    2013-01-12 10:59:21 +1300
    pat pishief
    2013-01-11 20:26:18 +1300
    ceilidh
    2013-01-11 17:43:35 +1300
    Hannah Mitchell
    2013-01-11 13:13:23 +1300
    Lena
    2013-01-10 07:31:33 +1300
    Monique
    2013-01-09 21:52:24 +1300
    Ben King
    2013-01-09 19:13:43 +1300
    Catherine George
    2013-01-09 17:56:53 +1300
    Sarah Cates
    2013-01-09 14:43:59 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2013-01-09 09:25:25 +1300
    Stacey
    2013-01-08 20:49:34 +1300
    Tony Meyer
    2013-01-08 12:25:54 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2013-01-06 09:44:42 +1300
    Lutz Hamm
    2013-01-05 09:03:41 +1300
    rachael pedersen
    2013-01-04 11:04:37 +1300
    Trish Clarke
    2013-01-03 19:48:16 +1300
    Fiona Douglas
    2013-01-02 22:33:16 +1300
    Jane Scripps
    2013-01-02 21:53:39 +1300
    Rory
    2013-01-02 19:39:25 +1300
    Prue Clark
    2013-01-02 17:23:31 +1300

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    Followers of The Odyssey

    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.

      Trent Morgan
      2013-01-17 20:30:50 +1300
      Creative Northland
      2013-01-17 11:56:35 +1300
      Carmen Faulkner
      2013-01-17 09:01:18 +1300
      Brooke williams
      2013-01-16 17:12:31 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2013-01-16 11:39:52 +1300
      Chris
      2013-01-16 10:34:02 +1300
      Sharron Petersson
      2013-01-16 08:25:08 +1300
      Jeanie Pou
      2013-01-14 10:37:36 +1300
      Stephanie Gowing
      2013-01-14 09:33:53 +1300
      Kia Tupato Ltd
      2013-01-12 11:15:02 +1300
      Kia Tupato Ltd
      2013-01-12 10:59:21 +1300
      pat pishief
      2013-01-11 20:26:18 +1300
      ceilidh
      2013-01-11 17:43:35 +1300
      Hannah Mitchell
      2013-01-11 13:13:23 +1300
      Lena
      2013-01-10 07:31:33 +1300
      Monique
      2013-01-09 21:52:24 +1300
      Ben King
      2013-01-09 19:13:43 +1300
      Catherine George
      2013-01-09 17:56:53 +1300
      Sarah Cates
      2013-01-09 14:43:59 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2013-01-09 09:25:25 +1300
      Stacey
      2013-01-08 20:49:34 +1300
      Tony Meyer
      2013-01-08 12:25:54 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2013-01-06 09:44:42 +1300
      Lutz Hamm
      2013-01-05 09:03:41 +1300
      rachael pedersen
      2013-01-04 11:04:37 +1300
      Trish Clarke
      2013-01-03 19:48:16 +1300
      Fiona Douglas
      2013-01-02 22:33:16 +1300
      Jane Scripps
      2013-01-02 21:53:39 +1300
      Rory
      2013-01-02 19:39:25 +1300
      Prue Clark
      2013-01-02 17:23:31 +1300

      Followers of The Odyssey

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