Jason Podplesky wrote an amazing play called "Led Thespian." And Jason's really awesome friends, Eric Kilpatrick and Aaron Almashy helped Jason write some really incredible music for Jason's play. Last summer Cincinnati LAB Theatre produced Jason's play for their 2017 New Works Festival. LAB believes so strongly in the artistic validity of Jason's play that they want to help it be seen by a wider audience and expose it to the international artistic community by producing it at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
WHAT IS THE EDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL?
The Edinburgh Fringe Festival is one of the largest performing arts festivals in the world hosting thousands of performances throughout the month of August. It is a fantastic way for Jason's amazing play to be seen by a wider audience and networked to producers from around the world.
WHEN IS THIS HAPPENING?
There are 9 crazy talented theatre folks embarking on this wildly rewarding artistic journey. This includes Jason, his 5 actors, Elizabeth Harris, Torie Pate Purdue, Eric Kilpatrick, Josh Alan, and Brian Berendts, along with 3 crew members. The performances for "Led Thespian" are August 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11 in The Annexe at the Vault. The group will be staying in Edinburgh August 2 through August 12. Their stay includes a tech rehearsal in The Annexe, 5 performances, and multiple days of on-the-gound, gorilla marketing.
WHAT IS THE NEED?
LAB Theatre is covering the cost of the Fringe registration and the venue rental but these crazy talented folks need a place to stay while in Edinburgh. They have put down a deposit for a 6 bedroom dorm rental but need help covering the remainder of the cost of the 10 day stay.
WHAT IS THE GOAL?
Edinburgh is a very expensive city and during the Fringe Festival the cost goes up even more. The total cost of housing for 9 people for 10 days is $6892. To pay off this amount the group has been given a graduated payment schedule making payments on the 28th of the month starting in March and going through July. The next installment of $888 is due by March 28. Good housing during the Fringe is hard to come by so losing the reservation would be a major blow to the group.
HOW WILL THE FUNDS BE USED?
All funds raised will go directly towards paying for housing for the group and bank and donation fees.
$6892 Total cost of housing
$814 February 28, Deposit
$888 March 28
$1026 April 28
$1164 May 28
$1302 June 28
$1588 July 28
$373 to cover bank and donation fees
TOTAL GOAL: $7,265
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
1. Donate any amount. Every dollar counts!
2. Spread the word! Share this link on social media and email.
3. Support local theatre! There is some incredible theatre happening in our area. Get out and enjoy this very human art form.
4. Come see "Led Thespian!" If you are looking for an incredibly fun, different, and enriching summer vacation head to Edinburgh, Scotland for the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Enjoy a vast array of performing arts, delve into Scottish heritage, and while you're at it grab a ticket to "Led Thespian." After the show we'd love to invite you to share a pint and some great conversation.
Thank you for supporting the cast of "Led Thespian" and the development of new works!
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