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An Echo in Adelaide
By Jen McArthur
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An Echo In Adelaide
Project 2013-01-29 00:59:01 +1300
Kia Ora! Im Jen McArthur, a physical theatre and comedy dance performer from Wellington, who wants to take a distinctly New Zealand voice out to the world! My passion is making people laugh and connecting with an audience in a meaningful way by telling stories through movement. My solo show "Echolalia" is about overcoming fears around social etiquette through the eyes of a woman with Asperger’s looking for a job. It won Best Solo Show at the Wellington Fringe last year and shared Best of the Fringe in Dunedin. The next step to getting out to the world is the Adelaide Fringe and I need your help to get there!
The subject (and subjects) of autism I came across first through teaching kids and then it became more relevant through discovering family connections. My character on stage deals with the plight of getting a job when social interactions are a nightmare and of the beautiful and mysterious pathways individuals can concoct to help themselves triumph over their fears. I have almost self funded this project (CNZ don’t award grants to attend Fringe Festivals) but still need funds for poster distribution, a smaller portable set and set freight to Adelaide and backpacker accommodation.
I am part of an international performance company called The Kallo Collective, who were drawn together through a common interest in physical theatre which incorporates physical comedy, clown, circus and dance. We draw from the masters Chaplin and Keaton and add a contemporary and NZ or Finnish twist. My crazy pathway to this point was through training at the NZ School of Dance, VCA in Melbourne, Circomedia circus school in Bristol and by Lecoq clown teacher Giovanni Fusetti.
BUDGET Expenses: (Australian amounts converted into NZD) Adelaide Fringe Registration 529.15 Auckland Fringe Registration 225.00 Petrol Wgtn-Ak rtn 250.00 Flights from Auckland – Adelaide rtn 644.38 Set freight 261.09 Rehearsal space in Wellington 200.00 New Set elements (made light for touring) 460.00 Printing of posters and flyers for promotion 509.00 Distribution of posters and flyers in Auckland 388.00 Distribution of posters and flyers in Adelaide 450.00 Venue Hire for Performance in Auckland 495.00 Venue Hire for Performance in Adelaide 1870.38 Public Liability insurance in Australia 238.00 Publicity sets for Australian producers 100.00 Accommodation for 10 nights - Adelaide 450.00 Per diems (Auck and Adelaide) 620.00 Cost of awards – hire of workshop space 100.00 Total expenses 7790.00 Income 40% houses for 5 nights in Adelaide 2,045.00 40% houses for 3 nights in Auckland 1,150.00 Own savings 2,375.00 Total income 5770.00 Shortfall 2,020.00
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