Beast on the Moon | Theatre Production in London

by Sanna-Karina Aab in London, England, United Kingdom

£1,755

raised of £6,000 target

38

supporters
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This project is using Flexible funding and will receive all pledges made by February 5th 2019 at 5:00pm

We’re asking for your support to bring Richard Kalinoski’s beautifully written play - Beast on the Moon - to the Finborough Theatre.

by Sanna-Karina Aab in London, England, United Kingdom

All Ignite Theatre will be presenting their new production of Richard Kalinoski’s Beast on the Moon at the Finborough Theatre between 29 January - 23 February. For our production to reach its full potential, we need YOUR support!

About the play:

This award-winning, universal story of hope and healing about the trauma of genocide and war, remains a play for our times. The story follows two young survivors of the Armenian Genocide of 1915 as they attempt to rebuild their lives in the United States.  This teenaged couple have lost everything – family, community and homeland.  The play explores their journey to overcome bereavement, and their own displacement – a process so many 21st century refugees still struggle with today.    

About the company: 

All Ignite Theatre is a new company founded by director, Jelena Budimir and producer, Sanna-Karina Aab.  We met on the production of White Guy on the Bus at the Finborough Theatre in March, 2018 – a show that’s been nominated for 4 prestigious Off-West End Awards.  Sharing a philosophy, and a belief that theatre can promote change, we decided to form a company.  All Ignite is dedicated to producing high-quality theatre that reflects the world we live in, and that has the potential to start important conversations. 

Apart from the four-week run of Beast on the Moon, we’re planning other events to enhance the production’s impact.  There will be a series of post-show discussions featuring representatives from the UK’s Armenian community and the freedom of speech NGO, Index on Censorship.  We also want to offer workshops to youth and refugee groups to explore the themes of the play.   

At All Ignite we’re not short on ideas… But we are short on cash… Any donation from you would be greatly appreciated as we begin our journey to become a sustainable theatre company – one that has a vision for social change. 

Cast: 

George Jovanovic

Zarima McDermott

Hayward B Morse

Creatives:

Director - Jelena Budimir

Producer - Sanna-Karina Aab

Set Designer - Sarah Jane Booth

Lighting Designer - Matt Cater

Sound Designer - Joe Dines

Stage Manager - Anuska Zaremba-Pike

Assistant Director - Claire Cartwright

Assistant Producer - Lottie Bauer

Video by Timothy East

Numbers:

- Our total budget is £23,000

- We need to raise £6000 to make this first-class production happen. 

Your donations go to paying the actors, designers and production team. They will pay for materials for the set, costumes, lights and props. Your donations = what you see on stage. 

In return we are offering some exciting rewards for our supporters.


What else you can do to help us:

- Please spread the word out about our campaign on Facebook and Twitter – help us make some noise!

- Many of you will have friends, family members, professional connections – people who are interested in supporting socially-relevant arts projects.  Please do share this crowdfunder with anyone you think might be interested…


And if you have any questions about this project, please contact Sanna – info@allignitetheatre.com. 

Thank you – and we look forward to seeing you at the Finborough Theatre during the run of Beast on the Moon from 29 January, 2019.   

***If you would like to claim a reward with your donation, please select one of the boxes on the right underneath "Rewards"! ***


The press on All Ignite’s last show White Guy on the Bus

“Jelena Budimir’s lean, swift production is very well acted… It’s a play that provokes thought while keeping you entertained.” Michael Billington, The Guardian

“Philadelphia-based Graham deftly crystallises the characters’ surface-deep prejudices and privileges, asking big questions about power and race. It’s politically charged and exhilarating.” Fergus Morgan, The Stage

“Thought-provoking, surprisingly unpreachy and will live in the mind long after other plays have faded.”  Gary Naylor, Broadway World UK

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

Thank you!

You'll receive a personal thank you on one of our social media plaforms & we will keep you updated with the progress of the project as well as our company.

£25 or more

You're now an insider!

You’ll receive exclusive behind the scenes photos & videos from our cast and crew & Personal thank you on our social media, Updates of the project and the company

£50 or more

Signed poster

You’ll receive a personalised signed poster from our cast & Exclusive behind the scenes material , Personal thank you on our social media , Updates of the project and the company

£100 or more

Video thank you

You will receive a personal video from our team & Personalised signed poster, Exclusive behind the scenes material, Personal thank you on our social media, Updates of the project and the company

£250 or more

Two tickets for the show

You’ll receive two free tickets for the show on your chosen date (first two weeks of the run) & Personal video thank you, Personalised signed poster, Exclusive behind the scenes material , Personal thank you on our social media, Updates of the project and the company

£500 or more

You are invited to the party!

Invitation to our press night party and an opportunity to meet our cast and director & Two free tickets for the show on your chosen date, Personalised signed poster, Inside peek of rehearsals – photos and videos, Personal thank you on our social media, Updates of the project and the company

£1,000 or more

You’ll become a patron of All Ignite Theatre

You are invited to our Final Show Drinks Reception – you can see the show come full circle & Invitation to our press night party and an opportunity to meet our cast and the director after the show, Two free tickets for the show on your chosen date, Personalised signed poster, Exclusive behind the scenes material, Personal thank you on our social media, We will keep you updated with the progress of our company & the project.


Let's make 'Beast on the Moon | Theatre Production in London' happen