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On 15th November 2017 we successfully raised £1,210 with 42 supporters in 56 days

We aim to stage 'Wolf Tamer' a new one woman play written & performed by Rachel Mae Brady, at the Old Fire Station, Oxford, in Feb 2018.

by Rachel Mae Brady in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England

New stretch target

The stretch target will be used to purchase set building materials to complete the set design for the production.


Wolf Tamer is a coming-of-age story written and performed by Rachel Mae Brady based on her own experiences of growing up, becoming an actor, losing her hero and battling depression. It is an honest, moving and often funny exploration of how grief can change our lives.

We are aiming to stage the first performance of this brand new show with your help. Our goal is to put on a performance of Wolf Tamer at the Old Fire Station, Oxford next February,  followed by a Q&A led by representatives from Restore (an Oxford based mental health charity). Wolf Tamer will be directed by Lizzy McBain (Artistic Director, UnderConstruction Theatre) with movement by Emma Webb and design by Nomi Everall. 

To give you a little more background to this project; Rachel first started writing 'Wolf Tamer' three months after her uncle Neil died in 2015. He was a charismatic, larger-than-life personality. As a child, he told her stories about his adventures in Egypt, the North Pole and his daring feats on motorbikes and hang gliders. After his unexpected death, Rachel decided she wanted to share Neil's stories with a wider audience.  'Wolf Tamer' is a play for anyone who has ever struggled to get out of bed in the morning, lost someone they loved, or would enjoy a show featuring a ravenous polar bear, an ancient Egyptian mummy and a hat made of crows. 

 In thanks for helping us to reach our fundraising goal, we are offering a series of amazing rewards including a place on a 6 week Drama, Improv or Screen Acting Course, tickets to the show,  original artwork created by Rachel Mae Brady, or a personal project planning session where we will help you get the ball rolling on your own creative project.

1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem in the UK in any given year, yet it is still very difficult to talk about mental illness.  We believe this show plays a very important role in breaking down stigma by bringing people together, sharing stories  and helping them to realise there is help available. Wolf Tamer explores agoraphobia, depression, anxiety, addiction and the effects of grief on both the sufferers and their friends and families. These health concerns are often misrepresented and trivialised within the media and popular culture. This needs to change as mental health problems are on the rise, especially among young people . Now more than ever, people need to see shows like Wolf Tamer which break the silence surrounding mental health.

Our fundraising goal of £1000 will enable us to hire the Old Fire Station Theatre, Oxford for a single performance on Friday 2nd February 2018, and will cover the cost of printing our promotional material.

 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

A big massive thank you and the knowledge that you are making theatre happen! :-)

£20 or more

£20 Reward

A big massive thank you and we will include your name in the Wolf Tamer programme as one of our sponsors .

£50 or more

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£50 Reward

You will receive a small original art work by Rachel Mae Brady. Painting is part of Rachel's creative process when preparing for a new role. The painting you receive will explore the themes within the show. It will be signed and posted to you free of charge. We will also put your name in the programme as one of our sponsors.

£100 or more

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£100 Reward

You will receive 3 'Creative Planning Sessions'. Maybe you have an idea for a show or a script you'd like feedback on . Whatever your creative project we'll get our motivational hats on and help you take the next step to achieving your goals. A unique reward that can be tailored to fit the receiver as we'll build the Creative Planning Session around your ideas. We'll also put your name in the programme as one of our sponsors.

£200 or more

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£200 Reward

You will receive 2 x free tickets to the show, a free signed copy of the programme, your name in the programme as a sponsor, a signed copy of the script and a free place on any 6 week course at Oxon Drama, performing arts school for adults in East Oxford. Choose from Drama, Improv or Screen Acting.

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