Eigengrau @ Waterloo East Theatre

by Dark Skies Theatre in London, England, United Kingdom

Eigengrau @ Waterloo East Theatre

£280

raised of £2,500 target
6
supporters
11% 17 days left
Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by August 5th 2019 at 7:45pm

Support our revival of Penelope Skinner's Eigengrau: a witty urban feminist exploration of youth. Playing at Waterloo East Theatre, Sept '19

by Dark Skies Theatre in London, England, United Kingdom

Hello! We are an ambitious female-led company of young theatre professionals, raising money to support our production Eigengrau at Waterloo East Theatre, September 2019. This is a fiercely relevant, hilarious, truly orginal play and we cannot wait to bring it to London’s off-West End — but we need your help!

What is Eigengrau?

Eigengrau. 

Darkness visible.

The colour seen by the eye in perfect darkness. 

This is a play about London. About being lost in urban chaos. About a struggle to find meaning in a world of random encounters and connections.

A play about aspiration. About feminism. What does it mean to be a good feminist? What does it mean to be feminist? 

Eigengrau is a punchy and insightful exploration of youth.

Directed by Georgie Staight (Chutney, Bunker Theatre; D-Day 75, Watermill Theatre; Roosting, Park Theatre; Into the Numbers, Finborough Theatre).

Starring RADA graduates Isabel Della-Porta (Network, National Theatre; Chutney, Bunker Theatre) and Katie Buchholz (Father Brown, BBC; Eastenders, BBC; If We Were Older, National Theatre). 

Why is it important?

Modern urban life leaves many feeling isolated, lonely, disconnected and in search of an elusive 'something more'. The political and social climate of today renders many helpless to bring about change, whilst feeling deeply unhappy with the status quo. 

Eigengrau is a modern fairytale, exploring how — and whether — we can break out of political learned helplessness and create a better world. 

In this historical moment of constitutional crisis, neglect of the needy and backlash against equality, this witty and insightful play could hit London at no better time. 

What do we need?

We've secured one of London's trendiest off-West End venues for a two week run in September, and a small but talented team with a track record of creating daring, high quality work. But professional theatre is an expensive endeavour, and we need additional funds to do justice to this challenging play. Money will go towards items such as marketing, set, creative fees and paying fair wages.

How can I help?

We're really grateful for any donations — no matter how big or small — and please consider purchasing one of our fab rewards! Theatre is a conversation and if you have any questions or comments about our production we'd be really happy to hear from you — so please do get in touch via any of our social media channels.

Also if you like what we're doing, do consider sharing it over email, social media, etc, as we need as much traction as possible to reach our target.

Finally, please come to the play! We run 10th-22nd September at Waterloo East Theatre, Brad Street, London SE1 8TN (just 5 minutes walk from Waterloo station!). Tickets go on sale week commencing 8th July at https://www.waterlooeast.co.uk and 020 7928 0060.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£20 or more

A poster signed by our company!

Donate £20 or more and to say thank you we'll give you a personal shout-out on our Twitter feed PLUS a beautiful A4 production poster signed by our full cast!

£10 or more

A personal shout-out on our Twitter!

Donate £10 and to say thank you we'll give you a personal shout-out on our Twitter feed! Great option for all you social media personalities out there! Who needs Love Island?

£50 or more

A personal thank you card!

Donate £50 or more and to say thank you we'll give you all of the above PLUS a personal thank you card from our full company!

£100 or more

A complimentary ticket to our show!

Donate £100 and to say thank you we'll give you all of the above PLUS a complimentary ticket for a performance of your choice!

£150 or more

Two complimentary tickets!

Donate £150 and you'll receive all of the above, PLUS as an extra thank you a second complimentary ticket for a performance of your choice!

£200 or more

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Sneak peek backstage!

For a donation of £200 you'll receive as a thank you all of the above PLUS a sneak peek backstage when you come to see the show! Come and meet our talented cast, step out onto the stage, try the dressing room mirror and chat technical theatre with our backstage team.

£250 or more

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Invitation to the rehearsal room!

Donate £250 and you'll receive all of the above PLUS as a special thank you an exclusive invitation to a half-day rehearsal!

£500 or more

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Drinks with the company!

Donate £500 and you'll receive all of the above PLUS as an extra thank you we'll treat you to drinks with the company after a performance of your choice!

£1,000 or more

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Dinner with the company!

Donate £1000 and as a MASSIVE extra thank you we'll treat you to dinner with the company after a performance plus all of the above!


Let's make 'Eigengrau @ Waterloo East Theatre' happen

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