Help crowdfund The Keepers

The Keepers
Also one of my favourite posters of last year...

I’ve just pledged towards ‘The Keepers’, one of my favourite shows at The Basement Theatre last year. Created by a quartet of talented ladies – Julia Croft, Veronica Brady, Claire Cowan and Theresa Hanaray aka Thread Theatre – it was an especially exciting show for me because it was so different to our normal theatre fare – experimenting with movement, music and non-verbal storytelling.  When I reviewed it last year I called it ” a breath of fresh sea air” and “an ethereal, enigmatic play of dreams and feelings”.

I said something else too: “The Keepers is a delightful mystery, and deserves to find a place in the New Zealand tour circuit.”

I still stand by that, and was delighted to see that the team have finally come back together to bring The Keepers to BATS in Wellington. But to do this, they need to raise some funds. Enter: PledgeMe.co.nz

They are appealing to crowdfunding to help raise to get themselves there. They need to pay for a rehearsal space, props, travel expenses, and minimul rehearsal wages.

The team says: “New Zealand does not have a strong network for funding the arts, particularly new and edgy, ‘non-mainstream’ work, so we are appealing to those of you who love live performance, want to support women in the arts, and are keen to see fresh and exciting theatre being created and shared. ”

I’d encourage Theatre Scenes readers to read their PledgeMe pitch and consider pledging some money to help this creatively exciting show get to the capitol: https://www.pledgeme.co.nz/333

– James Wenley

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