WHO ARE WE? Wanderlust Theatre Company (WTC) is a collective of artists serving the community of the Applegate Valley in Southern Oregon through immersive, theatrical productions and experiences. We believe in the power of art to promote collaboration, inclusion, diversity, and environmental stewardship in our community. Wanderlust strives to uphold these values by producing work in non-traditional spaces, creating artistic workshops for the public, and highlighting the Applegate Valley's natural treasures through performance and spectacle.
In September of 2019, WTC produced its inaugural show, Neverland, an original adaptation of J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan. Audience members traveled over half a mile across five different sets while following 16 actors in original costumes as they performed the world-premiere script with original live music and choreography. An incredible success, Neverland enjoyed a completely sold-out run with over 850 audience members attending in total. Many patrons even returned to experience the show for a second or third time. After the fantastic response to Neverland, WTC was eager and excited to launch their next project.
However, this year has been tremendously difficult. The constant, ever-changing consequences of COVID’s rapid spread, environmental chaos, civil unrest, and general uncertainty have brought our country and our community to their knees. In perhaps the most horrifying part of this year, a man-made wildfire threatened our entire valley and razed two of our local towns to the ground, causing devastation from which our community will not soon recover. Nationally, the infrastructure that has nurtured theater in America is beginning to crumble as companies and venues continue to close down due to COVID-related restrictions. In the face of these difficulties, Wanderlust Theatre Company feels called to create, to heal, and to build toward a better future. We feel uniquely positioned as a company that produces outdoor theater to rise to the challenge of this moment and to create something joyful for our community to experience collectively.
Luckily, our partnership with LongSword Vineyard allows Wanderlust to create fairly massive shows with fairly modest budgets because the company doesn’t have to rent rehearsal or performance space...
And, thanks to the generous support by A Greater Applegate and the Jackson County Cultural Coalition, we are well on our way to our fundraising goal...
But we’re not there yet...
AND THAT'S WHERE YOU COME IN!
Your donation will support:
Dracula boasts a 16-member production team and a 15-member cast, all of whom are compensated for their work.
Sharif Abdulrahman (Director of Production), Madeline DeCourcey (Associate Director), James Dedakis (Live Percussion), Simona Fino (House Manager) Nathan Green (Director), Amanda Haverick (Stage Manager), Jacob Kuhl (Sound Design), Andrew McGill (Dramaturg), Maud Powell (Producer), Kate Southern (Set Design), Piper Tamler (Technical Direction), Jessica "Jae" Unker (Producer, Playwright, Choreographer), Kate Vangeloff (Producer & Playwright), Nathan Ynacay (Costume & Set Design)
Abby Brown (Arthur Holmwood), Tim Coatney (Johnathan Harker), Steven Corelis (Ensemble), Lia Dugal (Victoire), Nathan Green (Van Helsing), Brandon Kinsey (Quincy Morris), Andrew McGill (Renfield), RuRu Painter (Carmilla), Amelia Rose (Lilith), Tiffany Schechter (Dr. Jon Seward), Elle Schechter (Ensemble), Kate Southern (Mina Murray), Jae Unker (Lucy Westenra), Kate Vangeloff (Dracula)
All outdoors and must withstand rain, wind, and uneven terrain.
-Dracula's Castle in Romania
-The Town of Whitby
-Insane Asylum (multi-level)
-The Westenra Residence (multi-level)
-COVID-safe audience journey and seating
-Portable bar for intermission
THE COSTUMES & MAKEUP
Must be durable for outdoor weather and land.
- 15 actors playing multiple characters
-Original costume designs by Nathan Ynacay
-Fake blood OF COURSE!
-Dry Cleaning of costumes ;)
Sound, light, and theater magic must be mobile and powered by our generator.
-Lighting equipment that can withstand outdoor weather
-Lavalier mics to support sound over social distancing
-Portable sound systems that will feature all original music by Jacob Kuhl
-Stipends for community members assisting in the collaborative process and building of our production on 23 acres at LongSword Vineyard!
Thank you so much for supporting our community and theatre company! We could not make art for our beautiful valley without your generous help!
All our LOVE and GRATITUDE,
Wanderlust Theatre Company.
PS. TIP FOR DONATING: Make sure you enter $0.00 in the tip line! That money does NOT go towards us and is subtracted from your total donation! ;-)
PPS. Make sure to catch Dracula: an immersive, theatrical experience, June 10th-July 18th, 2021 Thurs-Sun, at LongSword Vineyard, Jacksonville, OR
Recommended Ages 10+
PPPS. We think you're great :)
This project is supported in part by a grant from the Jackson County Cultural Coalition funded by the Oregon Cultural Trust, investing in Oregon's arts, humanities, and heritage.
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