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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!

For the following information in hilarious video format, click here

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.

COLLECTIVE REWARDS!!
$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

And please 'Like' us on Facebook

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Updates 9

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

WOWEE!!!


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.




PENULTIMATE REWARDS!!!

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...

https://soundcloud.com/counterpointproductions/counterpoint-brothers-present

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

In 1982, on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, the wealthy, articulate pot-smoking teenagers who were small children in the ‘60s have emerged as young adults in a country that has just resoundingly rejected everything they were brought up to believe in. In meticulous, hilarious, and agonizing detail This Is Our Youth follows forty-eight hours of three very lost young souls in the big city at the dawn of the Reagan Era.


Reward Blowout!

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....

Moose Murders

By Arthur Bicknall | Directed by Abby Howells

“From now on, there will always be two groups of theatergoers in this world: those who have seen ''Moose Murders,'' and those who have not.” - New York Times.

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!!!

Which is.....





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

Which is...

....

...

...

Sheep

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

Three days in, Three Collective targets reached, One third of the way there! We are blown away by the support we have received and owe a big Counterpoint Brothers hug to you all. But let's not make all of this go to waste, let's keep on to the final target. Remember the more money we raise the better the plays we can produce and the more opportunity we can give to young artists.

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!

It is...

...

....

Piccolo Cor

"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!

It is...

...

....

Box/Role/Dream

by Lynda Chanwai-Earle (NZ)

Directed by Erica Newlands

Dates: 7th-9th March


Director's Notes
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.


Playmarket Synopsis

A 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.




    Pledgers 36

    Anonymous pledger
    2013-02-26 16:04:28 +1300
    Leah
    2013-02-26 08:14:51 +1300
    Josephine Byrnes
    2013-02-26 00:24:33 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2013-02-25 23:08:16 +1300
    Ben Blakely
    2013-02-25 23:08:12 +1300
    Leslie
    2013-02-18 09:56:55 +1300
    Adam Koveskali
    2013-02-16 23:13:18 +1300
    Adam Koveskali
    2013-02-16 23:06:11 +1300
    Clare Thomson
    2013-02-15 19:52:27 +1300
    Mike Noonan
    2013-02-15 17:56:19 +1300
    Finn Sigglekow
    2013-02-15 17:44:40 +1300
    Lauren Hourigan
    2013-02-13 19:26:49 +1300
    Sof Soffrey Scott
    2013-02-12 19:33:47 +1300
    Rosie Howells
    2013-02-12 11:19:32 +1300
    Kelly Hocking
    2013-02-10 21:04:23 +1300
    Nell Guy
    2013-02-10 20:16:57 +1300
    Jen Aitken
    2013-02-10 11:44:08 +1300
    Simon Kevin Leary
    2013-02-06 10:50:06 +1300
    Ben Blakely
    2013-02-05 19:09:40 +1300
    Cecily Horne
    2013-02-05 08:08:50 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2013-02-04 19:42:57 +1300
    Rosemary McBryde
    2013-02-04 19:17:57 +1300
    Abby Howells
    2013-02-04 18:10:56 +1300
    Ben de la Roche
    2013-02-03 14:51:06 +1300
    Lisa Warrington
    2013-01-30 21:31:57 +1300
    Iona McNaughton
    2013-01-30 18:55:24 +1300
    Martyn Roberts and Hilary Halba
    2013-01-29 15:11:30 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2013-01-29 14:58:39 +1300
    Malcolm Morrison
    2013-01-28 17:38:41 +1300
    Cindy Diver
    2013-01-28 17:01:29 +1300

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    Followers of Counterpoint 2013 Season!

    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!

    For the following information in hilarious video format, click here

    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.

    COLLECTIVE REWARDS!!
    $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

    And please 'Like' us on Facebook

    Comments

    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

    WOWEE!!!


    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.




    PENULTIMATE REWARDS!!!

    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...

    https://soundcloud.com/counterpointproductions/counterpoint-brothers-present

    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

    In 1982, on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, the wealthy, articulate pot-smoking teenagers who were small children in the ‘60s have emerged as young adults in a country that has just resoundingly rejected everything they were brought up to believe in. In meticulous, hilarious, and agonizing detail This Is Our Youth follows forty-eight hours of three very lost young souls in the big city at the dawn of the Reagan Era.


    Reward Blowout!

    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....

    Moose Murders

    By Arthur Bicknall | Directed by Abby Howells

    “From now on, there will always be two groups of theatergoers in this world: those who have seen ''Moose Murders,'' and those who have not.” - New York Times.

    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!!!

    Which is.....





    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

    Which is...

    ....

    ...

    ...

    Sheep

    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

    Three days in, Three Collective targets reached, One third of the way there! We are blown away by the support we have received and owe a big Counterpoint Brothers hug to you all. But let's not make all of this go to waste, let's keep on to the final target. Remember the more money we raise the better the plays we can produce and the more opportunity we can give to young artists.

    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!

    It is...

    ...

    ....

    Piccolo Cor

    "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!

    It is...

    ...

    ....

    Box/Role/Dream

    by Lynda Chanwai-Earle (NZ)

    Directed by Erica Newlands

    Dates: 7th-9th March


    Director's Notes
    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.


    Playmarket Synopsis

    A 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.




      Anonymous pledger
      2013-02-26 16:04:28 +1300
      Leah
      2013-02-26 08:14:51 +1300
      Josephine Byrnes
      2013-02-26 00:24:33 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2013-02-25 23:08:16 +1300
      Ben Blakely
      2013-02-25 23:08:12 +1300
      Leslie
      2013-02-18 09:56:55 +1300
      Adam Koveskali
      2013-02-16 23:13:18 +1300
      Adam Koveskali
      2013-02-16 23:06:11 +1300
      Clare Thomson
      2013-02-15 19:52:27 +1300
      Mike Noonan
      2013-02-15 17:56:19 +1300
      Finn Sigglekow
      2013-02-15 17:44:40 +1300
      Lauren Hourigan
      2013-02-13 19:26:49 +1300
      Sof Soffrey Scott
      2013-02-12 19:33:47 +1300
      Rosie Howells
      2013-02-12 11:19:32 +1300
      Kelly Hocking
      2013-02-10 21:04:23 +1300
      Nell Guy
      2013-02-10 20:16:57 +1300
      Jen Aitken
      2013-02-10 11:44:08 +1300
      Simon Kevin Leary
      2013-02-06 10:50:06 +1300
      Ben Blakely
      2013-02-05 19:09:40 +1300
      Cecily Horne
      2013-02-05 08:08:50 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2013-02-04 19:42:57 +1300
      Rosemary McBryde
      2013-02-04 19:17:57 +1300
      Abby Howells
      2013-02-04 18:10:56 +1300
      Ben de la Roche
      2013-02-03 14:51:06 +1300
      Lisa Warrington
      2013-01-30 21:31:57 +1300
      Iona McNaughton
      2013-01-30 18:55:24 +1300
      Martyn Roberts and Hilary Halba
      2013-01-29 15:11:30 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2013-01-29 14:58:39 +1300
      Malcolm Morrison
      2013-01-28 17:38:41 +1300
      Cindy Diver
      2013-01-28 17:01:29 +1300

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