Passion for the Planet - community based theatre

by Passion for the Planet in Dorking, Surrey, United Kingdom

Total raised £1,560

raised so far

32

supporters

We aim to use truly accessible, community based theatre to build community, explore creativity & ecological sustainability, & to entertain.

by Passion for the Planet in Dorking, Surrey, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 3rd August 2023 we'd raised £1,350 with 28 supporters in 69 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

Help us to bring Passion for the Planet to the Mole Valley!

Passion for the Planet is an inspiring, moving yet laughter-filled theatre project focused around care for the planet, creativity, and legacy.

First performed in Gateshead, Passion for the Planet is now coming to the Mole Valley, in the wonderful setting of the Friends Meeting House in Dorking. Our project culminates in a series of performances of a play, especially created by writer Tony Earnshaw, which is a promenade performance containing drama, story-telling, music, clowning, installations, personal stories and audience participation.

From its starting point of the creation stories of the world’s faiths, this cross-generational, multi-faith performance challenges us to consider what our responsibilities are for our planet, what we are able to create, and what legacy we ourselves will leave to the world.

In the performance, we visit an animal only pub, try our hand at line dancing, plant seeds, make the acquaintance of a pollution monster, are moved to laughter, and maybe to tears, before the final rousing song and a bite to eat.

Community engagement and participation

During the weeks before performance, there will be preparatory projects in local schools where children create artwork, act short scenes, learn songs, dress up, design and make elements for the show, while listening and talking about caring for our world and each other. In parallel, the broader community is involved in ‘making workshops’: creating puppets, sets, costumes and installations, and developing a bank of personal histories, music and choir performances.

In parallel, local writing groups will be making their own contribution and helping create a written legacy. Damn Cheek always aims to deliver transforming benefit, during the duration of our projects and as a lasting legacy thereafter.

By developing the project with a strong emphasis on community involvement, we encourage people to reach outside their existing context and explore diverse approaches to life. Further, we create a network of interpersonal relationships, inter-organisational connections, social cohesion and teamwork. 

Social responsibility and environment

Fundamental to the project is a lasting sense of social responsibility, especially around environmental issues. This theme runs throughout the performance itself and also through the outreach programme. In addition, all materials used within the project will incorporate recycled materials and will avoid ‘one-time-use’ products. 

Team

Passion for the Planet is the latest immersive community project produced by Damn Cheek, this time working with Dorking Quakers, Nower Productions and a range of other Mole Valley people and groups

The Damn Cheek team is headed by Artistic Director Darren Cheek and writer and Executive Director Tony Earnshaw along with Designer Chris de Wilde plus actors, musicians, stage management, and audio-description/BSL interpretation staff drawn from the existing team of Damn Cheek associates.

Rewards

This project offered rewards

£80 or more

The Silver Package

For this amount you would get 2 of our playwright, Tony Earnshaw's books - Poetry Book - 'Paths and Digressions' and the novel ' Blessed Assurance'. AND a Passion for the Planet Mug, exclusive T shirt and a badge to wear with pride! Please state size required Small T-Shirt (70cm longx49cm wide)Medium T-Shirt (72cm longx54cm wide)Large T-shirt chest - (75cm longx56cm wide) XL T-Shirt (707m longx61cm wide)XXLarge T-Shirt (79cm longx66cm wide)

£10 or more

Starter Award

Our starter supporters will receive a Thank You postcard and Passion for the Planet badge

£20 or more

Passion in a mug

Why not drink your favourite beverage out of an exclusive Passion for the Planet mug?

£30 or more

You to a TEE!

Why not add to your collection and own an exclusive Passion for the Planet round neck T-Shirt? Please state size required Small T-Shirt (70cm longx49cm wide)Medium T-Shirt (72cm longx54cm wide) Large T-shirt chest - (75cm longx56cm wide) XL T-Shirt (707m longx61cm wide) XXLarge T-Shirt (79cm longx66cm wide)

£40 or more

The Writer's Package

For this amount you would get 2 of our playwright, Tony Earnshaw's books -Poetry Collection - 'Paths and Digressions' and Novel - 'Blessed Assurance'.

£200 or more

Sit Back and Relax

Why not treat yourself to a deluxe deckchair with the Passion for the Planet Logo on? This exclusive chair is available for you to enjoy a relax in the garden, on the beach or wherever takes your fancy.

£300 or more

The Gold Package

This is the the full package - with the Passion for the Planet Logo Badge Mug T-Shirt (please choose size), 2 books by Tony Earnshaw - our writer - 'Paths and Digressions' and 'Blessed Assurance' and a deckchair. Please state size required Small T-Shirt (70cm longx49cm wide)Medium T-Shirt (72cm longx54cm wide)Large T-shirt chest - (75cm longx56cm wide) XL T-Shirt (707m longx61cm wide)XXLarge T-Shirt (79cm longx66cm wide)

£1,000 or more

Bronze business

For your business or organisation we offer - recognition as a Bronze Supporter on our website sponsors list and in our event programme plus 5 complimentary tickets for employees

£2,000 or more

Business silver

For your business or organisation we offer • Recognition for your business as a Silver Supporter on our website sponsors list • Recognition for your business as a Silver Supporter in our event programme. • 10 complimentary tickets for employees

£3,000 or more

Business Gold

For your business or organisation we offer • Recognition as a Gold Supporter on our website sponsors list and in our event programme. • 15 complimentary tickets for employees • Your company brand logo as a Gold Sponsor on our event programme, project website and posters

£5,000 or more

Business Platinum

For your business or organisation we offer • Recognition as a Gold Supporter on our website sponsors list and in our event programme. • 20 complimentary tickets for employees • Your company brand logo as a Platinum Supporter on our event programme, project website and posters • Recognition as a Platinum supporter in all PR – radio, social

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