Literary Theatre Pub Crawl

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WHO WE ARE:
We are Gangway! Theatre Co., and we are made up of Actor/Producer/Voice Artist Blythe Haynes and Actor/Playwright Melissa Taylor. As a collective, we are mandated to bring female focused stories to the stage, working with and uplifting female artists, and exploring Canadian stories.

We are drawn to stories about women who are fighting the odds – who have extraordinary internal lives that there isn’t always a place for in our society. The stories that are non-linear, dabble in the fantastic, and highlight voices not often heard from are the ones that inspire us.

https://gangwaytheatre.com/  

PROJECT OVERVIEW:
2020 is  a big year for us - we are very excited to be developing a site-specific theatre project focusing on female writers in late 19th C/20th C Toronto!

The show will eventually be presented as a three act theatrical pub crawl, with each act taking place in a different pub in a historic Toronto neighbourhood, all within a 10 minute walk of each other. Four actors will play multiple roles, guiding the audience to their next locale.



WHAT WE ARE DOING:
Before we can get to presentation, we need to  get a draft done. So on April 6th we will be hosting a Fundraiser Reading of Draft One of our Literary Theatre Pub Crawl! We will be hiring four actors to rehearse and perform the piece - and receive feedback from our audience. 

THE ASK:
Actors need to be paid for their work - and as a young theatre collective we mean to start as we mean to go on. Which means that for 13 hours of rehearsal and a performance, times four, we will need $936.00 to cover that cost. Scripts also need to be printed, posters made, and a variety of other small things that go into hosting a fundraiser party.  (everybody loves a cheese plate ;) )

WHY:
Our collective produces work on a project to project basis, and is small and young. We do not have the reserves of capital built up to be able pay our actors yet - and do not want to rely on funds raised at the event, as there is no guarantee of payment for their services.  We are looking at many different ways of raising money - and this is one!

The work that we put into this show is on our own time, because we believe in creating work that we are passionate about. 

We want to bring to the forefront the unspoken voices from the early days of suffragism to better contextualize what feminism could mean for us today. What can we remember to bring with us in our continual progress? To channel the plight of Florence Sherk, when asked in 1919 why she published her book of poems at the age of 60: “I do not want to be forgotten”.

By connecting and modernising these women, we see them as real people and not sepia-coloured representations of the past. They are current, they are modern – and their struggles are familiar to us. We are them.

PERKS:
If the above reasons aren't enough (who doesn't like a good impassioned argument?) - we are prepared to offer our donors sweet perks to show our gratitude!

$1 -$25: THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!! Social media shout out on all the socials that showcases our undying gratitude
AND a personal shout out at our Fundraiser

$25-$50: THANK YOU!!!!!!! Social media shout out on all the socials that showcases our undying gratitude
AND a personal shout out at our Fundraiser
AND the name of a wicked cool woman of your choice worked into the show

$50 -$100: THANK YOU!!!!!!! Social media shout out on all the socials that showcases our undying gratitude
AND a personal shout out at our Fundraiser
AND the name of a wicked cool woman of your choice worked into the show
AND your name in our programs as a backer for all 2020 Gangway! projects

 $100 + : THANK YOU!!!!!!! Social media shout out on all the socials that showcases our undying gratitude
AND a personal shout out at our Fundraiser
AND a public personal thank you at the event
AND the name of a wicked cool woman of your choice worked into the show
AND your name in our programs as a backer for all 2020 Gangway! projects
AND two tickets to the show when mounted in the Fall! (This includes show admission and two drinks at the pubs!)

Let us know if you'd like to receive updates about the project at gangwaycompanytheatre@gmail.com  
or follow our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/gangwaytheatreco/

Hope to see you on April 6th!

Cheers,
Blythe Haynes & Melissa Taylor.
Gangway! Theatre Co.

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