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Counterpoint 2013 Season!
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Counterpoint 2013 Season!
Project 2013-01-25 04:41:17 +1300
WE HAVE REACHED OUR TARGET
BUT Still PLEASE pledge! The more pledges we recieve the more support we can give young artists to achieve their dreams!
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Counterpoint is a Dunedin based theatre company that aims to promote theatre amongst young people. In 2012 Counterpoint produced its debut show of Toa Fraser's Bare, which had sell out houses every night forcing the producers to extend the season. A review for that production can be found here.
In 2013 our aim is to put on six diverse and exciting shows providing acting, directing, designing and technical opportunities for as many as 100 artists, as well as running workshops with industry professionals and producing the performance works of other young Dunedin peeps.
Counterpoint is run by Alex Wilson (Dunedin Theatre Awards' 2012 Emerging Talent for directing) and Hadley R. Taylor (1999 North Taieri T-Ball, Most Improved Player) We've budgeted $3000 for our entire season. This will pay for venues, marketing, props, costumes, design, and performance rights. All proceeds go straight back in to funding more shows and opportunities. Our shows are based on a co-operative model whereby all collaborators receive a share of the box office of their show.
We are aiming for Pledge's to fund half our season, to get us up and running, with the second half of our season being funded by ticket sales, fundraising, sponsorship and artist grants. The details of our season are a secret squirrel surprise that you can uncover by Pledging to our cause! As we reach target goals, we will release our season details, as well as the individual rewards you will get by Pledging.
$100 - Unlock Show #1
$300 - Unlock Show #2
$350 - Mystery Reward
$500 - Unlock Show #3
$700 - Mystery Reward
$800 - Unlock Show #4
$1000 - Mystery Reward
$1250 - Unlock Show #5
$1500 - Unlock Entire Season and Mystery Reward
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Final Mystery Reward
17/02/2013 at 6:55 AM
With the sweet victory that our wonderful pledgers have secured for Counterpoint, not only does this mean we reveal our 2013 season, not only does this mean we have the opportunity to help out many young aspiring Dunedin artists but it also means the Counterpoint Bros sing their victory song to all you lovely people. Enjoy!
Share this with your friends, and maybe it will inspire them to be a part of this victory and pledge to the cause!
Counterpoint 2013 Season UNLOCKED
16/02/2013 at 10:51 PM
Goal reached! We at Counterpoint HQ are reeling from the support we have received. Due to your contributions six fantastic shows fulled to the brim with opportunities for young Dunedin artists to showcase their abilities, is possible. On behalf of all of those young artists, we sincerely thank you from the bottom of Tiny-Tim sized hearts. We are also playing the Counterpoint victory song non-stop (Youtube link attached - if you want to join the party http://youtu.be/ZZ5LpwO-An4)
However there is still more time to pledge. Our total season will cost $3000 - so any more we receive will go straight to our season and opportunities for young people. Every extra cent we recieve will go towards marketing and producing these shows and giving our actors, designers and directors access to whatever they need for their creative visions.
Anyway, your final mystery reward is currently being finished off by our technical boffins, while we wait, here is the final show for the Counterpoint 2013 season!
The Eight: Reindeer Monologues
By Jeff Goode | Directed by Caitlin McNaughton
It’s not all fun and games at the North Pole this year, as a tale of perversion and corruption unfolds. It looks like Santa’s been naughty, not nice, and the reindeer have something to say about it. Was Rudolph’s unprecedented promotion entirely innocent? Is Santa really as jolly as we’re led to believe? Are Vixen’s allegations against Santa true, or is she the real Grinch who stole Christmas? Join us for this dark comedy and your chance to see a real Christmas story.
15/02/2013 at 5:52 AM
OOH LA LA!
One lucky, generous and notoriously sexy pledger has won a very romantic evening with one Hadley R. Taylor. Not only does this mean that love is in the air BUT also that we have stormed past our PENULTIMATE reward's barrier.
BUT before we get to that, as promised here is your collective reward promised in the last pledge, all I can say is that the above pledger is a lucky man...
So without further a do here is our fifth show for 2012
This Is Our Youth
By Kenneth Lonergan | Directed by Alex Wilson
“This is quite simply, a sterling example of why we keep going... this is our youth is as good as theatre gets.”
– The New York Daily News
15/02/2013 at 5:15 AM
The Counterpoint Brothers feel like we are on the other side of summer and its Christmas time as overnight, we broke not one but two reward barriers!
The Mystery Reward is currently being finished off and should be revealed in a few days. It makes us feel a little peculiar...
But now it is time to reveal the identity of show Number 4 which is....
By Arthur Bicknall | Directed by Abby Howells
Ten unlikely guests including the Holloway Family, a failed comedy double act and a suspicious caretaker are trapped in the Wild Moose Lodge during a storm. The group pass the time by playing a murder mystery game. However, real murder occurs and real mystery ensues. Is it the mysterious "Moose Murderer" returned from the dead, or something much more sinister? Moose Murders opened and closed on the same night on Broadway and has become the benchmark from which all bad Broadway shows are measured.
Mystery Reward Unlocked!
06/02/2013 at 12:25 AM
Ka Pai Whanau!
Together you have unlocked our $700 mystery reward!!!
An aerobics session with Erica Newlands, director of Box/Role/Dream (March 7th, 8th, 9th!)
Session time is TBD
Get a physical workout with Erica before receiving a mental and emotional workout with the three stunning vignettes of Box, Role and Dream.
Thanks so much for your support so far! We still have 21 days of pledging to go though, so keep spreading the word!
Fourth Collective Reward
30/01/2013 at 9:27 AM
Again we are completely amazed by the outpouring of generosity, we have received. Thanks to all our previous pledgers and all our new ones as well.
So here we are with our reveal of our next collective reward.... The identity of show #3
by Authur Meek | Directed by Alex Wilson
“…amazing clarity…astute and inspired…a fascinating delve
into our past.” –The Dominion Post
A sheep is merely a lamb’s way of making another lamb.
New Zealand is a nation born and bred into the agricultural mindset starting in a Canterbury whorehouse in 1863, and ending in Christchurch in the aftermath of the 2011 earthquake - Sheep is a series of quirky snapshots of young people trying to make sense of their lives and this industry, both of which are dominated by increasingly complex relationships between technology and biology. Sheep asks whether these things exist to serve us, or we exist to serve them.
Third Collective Reward
29/01/2013 at 5:52 AM
Well as promised here is your third reward.. A MYSTERY REWARD and boy is it indeed a mystery.
What were the origins of counterpoint you might ask... well we have put together a little diagram which might answer you questions. Click here: http://i48.tinypic.com/2lazbsj.jpg
Second Collective Reward
28/01/2013 at 6:02 AM
Wow! Two days in and we have already reached our first two collective goal and we are only $5 off the mystery reward! Make sure to tell your friends so you can find out what is behind all them question marks! Awesome, awesome!
Thank you all so much to everyone that has pledged so far, we appreciate it more than you can imagine and your money will go straight to benefiting young Dunedin artists.
So as promised here is your second collective reward - the second show of the season!
"Sisters Anna and Miriam bring their different
expertise and practice to the creation of this work and the result is a
testimony to this familial bond" - Theatreview
Piccolo Cor is a collaboration between dance and devised
theatre and is a spiritual sequel to the show of the same name performed by the
troupe for the 2010 Dunedin Fringe Festival. Piccolo Cor explores questions of
individualism and belonging, competitiveness and cooperation, relationship and
disconnection, beauty and happiness. The
performers hope to take you on a journey in which you can explore where
community and belonging is in your life and to celebrate the connections
achieved by allowing ourselves to be seen, deeply seen, vulnerably seen.
First Collective Reward!
27/01/2013 at 7:47 AM
Wow, that was quick! We are completely blown away with how quickly we reached the first goal!
So as promised here is your first collective reward - the first show of the season!
by Lynda Chanwai-Earle (NZ)
Directed by Erica Newlands
Dates: 7th-9th March
Box/Role/Dream is about shifting the boundaries of your comfort zone to its outer limits. Perhaps,even, to a place you did not think you would go. Through a unique invitation into the personal lives of others, the audience is invited to consider their own perspectives and have their prejudices challenged. Chanwai Earle considers a natural response to awkward situations and then flips this on its head, back to an audience to consider themselves implicated in moments of personal revelation.
trilogy of tales: a man in a sauna reveals his violent past; a
well-meaning woman learns that help on the streets isn't always wanted; a
drowned sailor tells of the escape that didn't work as planned. A trilogy about
the funniest and most tragic moments of three people's lives. A
conversation in a sauna, an incident late Friday night in Cuba Street
and a final moment on board the Mikhail Lermontov.