Vanishing (a devised play)

by Jian Jane Su in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, United States

Total raised £162

£1,832 target 21 days left
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Keep what you raise – this project will receive all pledges made by 6th July 2024 at 12:00pm

Two diners, Hong Kong and Los Angeles. One telepathic phone call. How does a connection form across time, space, and culture?

by Jian Jane Su in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, United States

Support In-Version Ensemble's Debut Production: Vanishing

Who We Are

Hello! We are In-Version Ensemble, a collective of passionate student theater makers, visual artists, and creative writers founded in 2024. We came together with a shared vision: to create ensemble-based, devised theater that goes beyond the stage, integrating videos, soundscapes, interactive games, and poetry to build rich, immersive experiences. 

Our stories center on female and minority experiences. Our members are seasoned artists, each with a history of engaging audiences through various mediums—be it theater, film, installations, or video art. 

Our Vision

With our debut production, Vanishing, we aim to explore the narrative potential of everyday objects and spaces, inviting audiences to reconsider the collective memories these hold. Set against the backdrop of two diners—one in Hong Kong and one in Los Angeles—Vanishing bridges continents through a "telepathic phone call," asking how we understand foreign stories through shared and individual memories.

This multimedia journey seeks to confront the oblivion of language and the erasure of cultural identities through Western narratives, reflecting on how these dynamics affect individuals across different times and geographies. Through the stories of our two main characters—A, a teenager navigating her identity in Hong Kong, and B, a defiant woman in 1960s Los Angeles—we delve into themes of cultural displacement, systemic oppression, and personal resilience.

How We Will Use Your Contributions

Funds raised will be pivotal in bringing this ambitious project to life. Your support will help us:

Set Design and Multimedia Integration: Creating the dual settings of Hong Kong and Los Angeles diners with authenticity and detail, and integrating multimedia elements that are crucial to the storytelling.

Production Costs: Covering expenses related to casting, venues, rehearsals, costume design, and technical support to ensure that each performance is executed flawlessly.

Community Engagement: Organizing workshops and talk-back sessions that allow us to engage with communities and deepen the audience’s understanding of the themes explored in Vanishing.

International Showcase: Supporting our performances in both Los Angeles and Edinburgh, helping us bring Vanishing to a global audience and ensuring that the play's message reaches as widely as possible.

Join Us on This Journey

We believe Vanishing has the power to change perspectives and inspire conversations about culture, memory, and identity. By supporting our Kickstarter, you're not just funding a production; you're empowering a movement towards more thoughtful, inclusive, and innovative theater. Every contribution, big or small, makes a significant difference.

Thank you for believing in the power of theater and in our vision. 

Let’s make the invisible visible together.

Vanishing Ticket Link: https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/vanishing

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