Close To You at the Atlantic Fringe


We need your help to bring Halifax-based theatre artist Francesca Barnett-Cowan's play, Close To You, to the Atlantic Fringe Festival. Close To You, directed by Garry Williams,  draws on science and music to tell the story of a zoologist and a piano teacher, whose plans for the future are set aside when love goes AWOL.

What We Need:

Our fundraising goal is $1500. Seem like a lot? Well here's how it breaks down:

$50 Atlantic Fringe Festival Application Fee

$350 Atlantic Fringe Registration Fee

$400 Design Team Honoraria ($100 each for Costume & Props Designer, Lighting & Projections Designer, Set Designer, & Sound Designer)

$50 Assistant stage Manager Honorarium

$250 Set Materials

$200 Costumes

$100 Props

$100 Printing Costs

Our cast, director, production manager and stage manager will be sharing the box office profits, which is why their fees are not factored into this budget.

Broke? Other Ways You Can Help:

We understand that not everyone is financially able to support our project. Heck, we're artists! We know that feeling! If you are looking for other ways you can help, here are some suggestions:

SHARE our GoFundMe page on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Web Forums, E-mail, Everywhere! The internet is a glorious way of spreading the word.

TALK about the show! Tell your friends and family about the show dates. Help us build some hype up about this new work!

POST posters in your neighborhood. If you live in the Halifax area just let us know where we can drop off some posters for you to put up.

Most Importantly: Come See Our Show at the Atlantic Fringe Festival!


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