WAR CROWN written by Britain’s youngest playwright

by Kayla Ayertey in London, Greater London, United Kingdom

Total raised £677

£5,000 target 29 days left
13% 18 supporters
Keep what you raise – this project will receive all pledges made by 24th June 2024 at 11:55pm

Our mission is to shine a light on the remarkable influence of strong African Queens in history by delving into the beauty of their cultures

by Kayla Ayertey in London, Greater London, United Kingdom


As a budding 13-year-old wordsmith hailing from the vibrant cultural hub of London, I find solace and inspiration in the art of storytelling, particularly on the grand stage. At a tender age, I embarked on a remarkable journey that culminated in the successful staging of a professional musical two years past. Guided by a dedicated creative ensemble, I witnessed the transformation of my imaginative musings into tangible, awe-inspiring narratives brought to life before a captivated audience.

Today, as I stand on the precipice of another artistic endeavor, I am blessed with the continued collaboration of an exceptional production team whose unwavering support fuels my aspirations. "War Crown," my latest opus, unfurls the epic saga of three indomitable monarchs: Queen Mother Yaa Asantewaa, Queen Nanny, and Queen Nandy, each steadfast in their defiance against formidable adversaries.

With boundless creativity and a touch of artistic license, I have conjured a realm where these regal figures coexist within a shared timeline, united in their struggle against a common foe: the encroaching forces of British colonialism. Through the medium of theater, I aim to illuminate the valor, resilience, and untold stories of these legendary queens, weaving a tapestry of courage and conviction that resonates across generations.

Yet, even as my vision takes shape upon the stage, the practicalities of production loom large. Your support, dear patrons of the arts, is indispensable in realizing this grand spectacle. Funds raised will alleviate the financial burdens of securing a venue, compensating our talented cast, and mitigating the myriad expenses inherent in staging a production of such magnitude.

Join me on this odyssey of creativity and exploration, as we embark on a theatrical journey that transcends borders, eras, and conventions. Together, let us elevate the art of storytelling to new heights, celebrating the resilience of the human spirit and the enduring power of narrative to inspire, provoke, and unite.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£100 or more

£100 Reward

You will receive a signed copy of the War Crown script delivered to your address.

£200 or more

£200 Reward

You will receive a signed copy of the War Crown script along with a chance to appear on Kayla Ayertey's Website as one of the donors.

£500 or more

£500 Reward

You will receive a signed copy of the War Crown script along with a chance to appear on Kayla Ayertey's Website as one of the donors. You will also get a chance to meet with the cast before the show on any night of your choosing. This will be a great opportunity to take pictures with the cast and crew. There will also be a mention in the programme of your contribution to the production.

£1,000 or more

£1000 Reward

You will receive a signed copy of the War Crown script along with a chance to appear on Kayla Ayertey's Website as one of the donors. You will also get a chance to meet with the cast before the show on any night of your choosing. This will be a great opportunity to take pictures with the cast. There will also be a mention in the programme of your contribution. A personal thank you on stage on a night of your choosing from Kayla.

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