The Torch Theatre Company in Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, Wales are taking their award-winning production ‘Grav’, about the famous welsh rugby player (Ray Gravell) to an Off Broadway Theatre in New York in March 2018.
The scheduled dates of performances are Friday 16 March 7.30pm and Saturday 17 March 2.00pm & 7.30pm at the 80 seater, Actors Theatre Workshop, Off Broadway, New York.
'Grav' received outstanding reviews; touring throughout Wales and performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2015. The play has been nominated for Best Actor, Best Writer, Best Director and won the Audience Award for Best Play in 2015.
Grav won a coveted Laurel Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, was also nominated for the Holden Street Theatre Award, an Arts & Business Cymru Award and a Canmol Wales Marketing Award!
There are strong Welsh links within New York city and the Torch will be working in conjunction with the welsh restaurant Sunken Hundred, based in Brooklyn, where excerpts of the play will be recited in 'An Evening of Welsh Rugby' on Wednesday 14 March 7.00pm two days prior to the performance. Coincidentally, the owners of the restaurant Sunken Hundred are also from Milford Haven where the Torch Theatre is based.
Funding is needed to raise money for the cost of hiring the theatre Off Broadway, for marketing and ticketing costs, props and prop storage and for the cost of hiring a technician.
We do hope you can help us raise the profile of Wales in New York, to assist the Torch Theatre with a big ambition shine on the streets of New York, please help us make this a reality.
Thank you very much.