WHO ARE WE?
We are an emerging theatre company set to debut our new-writing show this September, which, sadly, was previously cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic. With the current challenges facing small scale theatre, including socially distanced audiences and limited capacities of venues, we need your help to stage our work and sustain our company of freelancers.
Undone Theatre focuses on experimenting with different forms of storytelling and undoing classical narratives. We create relevant new work that questions and challenges traditional forms of storytelling, with a special interest in showcasing queer perspectives and non-linear narratives.
OUR NEXT PROJECT
Selected Recordings of Us, our first show to be performed in London, has been programmed as part of the The Space 25th Anniversary Season from 7-11th September 2021. Written by Gabriele Uboldi and Georgia Louise Luckhurst, Selected Recordings of Us is a non-linear queer love story that asks how the camera frames our memories, how technology constructs the person we love, and whether a story can ever resist diffraction. Tickets are now live at this link. We are also live-streaming the show on 10th + 11th of September, tickets can be found here if you are unable to make it in person! We are working hard to secure funds to produce the show and to secure the long-term financial sustainability of our company.
In addition to the show, we are also working on an exciting digital project engaging with our queer audiences and fellow creatives. We want to create an online blog to document the making of our show and our audience’s feedback to make a small, personal step towards the recording of queer history. Part of the funds raised will go onto making this project possible and allowing us to properly engage with our community.
WHY SHOULD YOU HELP?
Selected Recordings of Us was scheduled to premiere at the Edinburgh Fringe 2020, before it was cancelled due to Covid-19. The current pandemic has taken a huge toll on the live performance industries, making it very hard for small emerging companies like ours to produce new work in a financially sustainable way. If you choose to donate, your contribution will help us create bold new work, support emerging queer creatives to engage with their audiences, and help build a future for our company.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
We have a target of £2500, which is approximately 15% of our total budget. Ticket sales will provide us with revenue for the production, however with reduced capacity due to Covid-19 restrictions, this income will not cover the full overhead costs of the production, including fair pay for our performers. Some examples of what your generous donations could be used for are as followed:
- Cork pinboard, which is used as part of the set- £25
- Subscription to QLab (automated cue software) for the duration of our run- £28
- Polaroid film, pack of 50- £35
- Polaroid camera, used throughout the performance to document the relationship of the protagonists- £70
- Day rate of rehearsal space hire- £90
- Minimum ITC Day Rate for Performers- £100
- PPE to ensure Covid-safe rehearsal space- £125
- Live-feed Camera- £180
On top of this, we are seeking to raise funds to professionally record our performance as a reference for future programming opportunities and to support subsequent funding applications. Part of the donations may be used as match-funding in future Arts Council England funding bids.
If you are able to do so, please support us! No contribution is too small and even just sharing our fundraiser link means the world to us. We have some exciting rewards for different donation amounts that we can’t wait to share with you.
WHERE TO FIND US
You can find out more about who we are, our team, and our show on our website. You can also find us on Instagram and Twitter @undonetheatre. If you want to stay in touch you can sign up to our mailing list here. You can buy early bird tickets to our show here. If you have any questions, you can contact us by emailing [email protected]