*** We did it! We're going THANK U ALL**
But only just, a lil more funding Would realy help us raise our game and compete with other other NY shows. Saldy we did not get the arts council funding we applied for dispite an incredibly strong application. But we are not gonna let a minor detail like that bother us : ) Cos WE HAVE YOU. X
So if YOU can give us a final share, a tweet, a post, a blog, an email, to help us reach a few more Theater luvin peeps before we open on OFFBROADWAY this Friday!! ... it would be amazing.
PS If your in NY!? Get ya tix to see the show here!!
U will not regret it, its 'sick' as the kids used to say.
Hi and welcome to our fundraising page - thank you SO much for visiting, we hope you enjoyed our little film.
Ok let's get straight to the point : )
Recently a group of EAST SUSSEX creatives...
...decided to stage Alex's 1st ever play 'Trippin' with £50, 5 days of rehearsals and endless energy, skill and commitment.
We did it! And it was a sell-out hit. (*See reviews & Audience comments below)
To quote our amazing director Sean: "The actors performed bravely and powerfully, putting their all into every moment. The audience loved the excitement, the crudity, the irreverence, alongside the message of the piece: love and the frailty of the human mind. Whilst directing I was always aware of how a young mind can go to chaos. Mental illness is very real".
The sell-out run was extended and attracted the attention of a New York producer on a worldwide search for the BEST FRINGE shows of 2017. He saw TRIPPIN and LOVED it!
...has been invited to do 8 shows at the SoHo Playhouse OFF-BROADWAY in NEW YORK this Sept as part of the Fringe ENCORE season. WE - ARE STILL IN SHOCK LOL
But! (No. 1) to take advantage of this incredible opportunity....
!! WE NEED YOUR HELP !!
Although the cost of staging the show is being covered by the fabulous SoHo Playhouse, we need to raise ALL the travel / living expenses for a company of 6 going to New York for 2 weeks.
Here's our approximate breakdown of costs (subject to amendment):
Flights to New York x6: £3,300.
Airbnb 2 weeks (sharing altogether!): £1,680.
Food and travel (we hear the bagels are great): £4,320
( £60 per person per day).
GOOD NEWS!! We already have a £1,000 profit from our Eastbourne shows : ) We are reinvesting that toward NYC and taking no personal payment.
so... we still need to raise £8,000!
** THIS is the MINIMUM we need to raise to go YAY! **
But! (No. 2) We’d also love to be paid to do our work- there’s no better feeling. At ITC** touring rates that is another £6,000.
So all together we would love to raise £15,000
We're desperate to take this amazing NEW & INCREDIBLE play, forged with love in East Sussex through determination, dedication, raw talent and our passion for the arts, and proudly showcase it to an OFF-BROADWAY audience.
EVERY DONATION (however small) HELPS
EVERY SHARE on TWITTER or FACEBOOK spreads the story and makes our voice a little louder.
So if you’re an East Sussex business or Theatre lover or just proud to see local talent get a big break then GET INVOLVED. We’re all part of Eastbourne’s rejuvenation and we can put it on the world stage.
Or if you're in NEW YORK and really wanna see this BRAND NEW unique British show hit your town in all its absurd, hilarious, thought provoking glory then get involved.
With our hopes high and our sights set on NYC, very best wishes,
JON, SEAN, GARETH, ALEX, TASH, JULIAN & JOHN
Please follow @trippintheplay on Twitter.
* Reviews & audience Comments
"Brilliant. Intimidatingly good, seriously satisfying theatre. Need to see it again!"
5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Aimee Fox.
"Every theatre performance I've seen here has blown me away, but Trippin has been the most weirdest and most wonderful to date. Such a talented team! So intelligently written and performed - deep, dark in places, yet had me crying with laughter throughout. What a wonderfully crazy experience! "
5⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Sharmin Islam
Excellent play ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "And well done to Alex Canwell for a brilliant piece of writing that takes you on a journey into another world. Fantastic performers and deserves to be sold out! Bravo - even my 83-year-old Dad enjoyed it so no age limit there."
"Saw this show last night and it is fantastic! Incredible energy, brilliant fantasy brought to life by a wonderful cast. The show is superbly directed by Sean Mclevy who brings out the best in the cast with extremes of emotion, passion and frantic, mental mayhem!!!"
"I'm going again tomorrow as was completely blown away!"
"Trippin really is something extra special! The company are amazing and Gareth Wildig's performance as 'Dennis' is exceptional. Exciting writing, visionary direction and powerful performances from the brilliant 4-person cast make this an absolute must see."
“So intelligently written, performed and superb direction - deep, dark in places, yet had me crying with laughter throughout … a wonderfully crazy experience”
“Funny, passionate, thought provoking and a great trip” (Eastbourne Herald)."
“The audience is submerged into a believable nether world of silliness and profound questions in a rollercoaster of magic and make-believe”
** ITC / Equity Performers & Stage Managers
Minimum Weekly Salary £458.00
- Lainey Shaw
- Tink Newton
- Ray Brown
- Janie Mickey