Meet Me at the Edge of the Edge of the World

$2,225 of $2,700 goal

Raised by 32 people in 2 months
Every year, Enso Theatre Ensemble chooses a student to direct and produce their own show, mentored by Enso’s Artistic Director. This mentorship explores theatre through ensemble based learning and wellness. This year, that student is me, Parker Callais. I am using this opportunity to learn and grow as a theatre artist, and experiment with theatrical work and direction. I've chosen to direct a new play, "Meet Me at the Edge of the World" by Michael Lushington.


After the death of his sister, Arden, Winston finds himself in a car crossing the country with his friends: a ticking time bomb, an open book, a determined pessimist and a hitchhiker that throws a wrench into the plan.

This play is a funny, heartfelt look into what it means to let go, and how growing up changes us. We are going to explore how we deal with hardship, and how our challenges define us. 

This play is very exciting for me to be taking on right now. The idea of starting a new chapter is prominent in this piece, as well as in the lives of my peers and myself. We are taken through traumatic loss and heartbreak to the freedom and terror of choice. We are given multi-dimensional characters written for teens, with real teenage problems in mind. In this show, we see people on the cusp of change. In our lives, we are people on the cusp of change. This is why I love this show. 


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Thanks to incredible donations made at each of the four shows, we are now just $250 short of our goal!

This won't be reflected in the metric on this page, as these were cash donations, but $250 is our new target.

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We are deeply grateful for your support thus far, and we hope you had an opportunity to see the show!

I'm so, so proud of this group and what they were able to accomplish -- four beautiful, grounded performances full of heart and sweat and love. <3

Thank you so much for your patience with these asks and your support of this work. We have some beautiful handmade Enso cards we'll be sending each of you, with a special little extra inside. :D

Help us reach the end -- meeting our goal is necessary to ensure that we can cover all of our bills and keep our programming sustainable.


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We’ve opened!

Thank you SO MUCH for your support!! After opening night, Parker is just $490 short of her fundraising goal! Please help us make our goal between today and tomorrow by sharing the campaign, and spreading the word.

We opened to a SOLD OUT house and everyone did truly beautiful work! Thank you very much for making it possible for us to make a space where teens can engage with such important work.

Artistic/Managing Director
Student Director Mentor
Enso Theatre Ensemble
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$2,225 of $2,700 goal

Raised by 32 people in 2 months
Funds raised will benefit:
Enso Theatre Ensemble
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