Support Lisa Lewis, a new voice in American theater at NY Fringe Festival
My name is Lisa Lewis, and I am the author of a new play called SCHOOLED, which has been accepted into the New York International Fringe Festival, Aug. 14 – 30, 2015.
I hope to raise the funds to bring SCHOOLED to life at this prestigious festival where it will make its world premiere. It will be a thrilling new step in my career as a writer and bring a story I deeply believe in to life.
It was a great honor to be accepted into the Fringe, but I can’t bring SCHOOLED to the stage without some financial assistance. Producing a play in New York is impossible without the proper funding, which is why I’m asking for your help to make this happen. We’ve got a great team, including the amazing director James Kautz (Artistic Director of The Amoralists Theatre Company), who’s passionate about developing great new work by emerging writers.
SCHOOLED is a fiercely funny and gripping new play about privilege, ambition, and the lengths we go to succeed. Two university students vie for a competitive grant from their roguish professor in a taut threesome that tests their romantic relationship and their ethics. A biting drama with surprising humor, SCHOOLED is an examination of the lies we tell ourselves, and the truths we refuse to believe.
SCHOOLED is a story that’s close to my heart, but one I believe speaks to many. It’s born of the fact that the chasm between rich and poor is widening and the opportunities for success are becoming increasingly the province of those who can pay. It will take a passionate community and supporters like you to put this work on stage so that the political becomes personal, perspectives can change, and new ideas can emerge.
Along with our talented director James Kautz, our amazing team includes Tyler M. Perry (Set Design & Props), Evan Roby (Lighting Design), Jeanne Travis (Sound Design & Production Stage Manager), Judy Bowman CSA (Casting) and our GM’s Zachary Laks and Anthony Francavilla of Form Theatricals.
WE HAVE AN EXCLUSIVE TICKET OPPORTUNITY FOR SUPPORTERS OF SCHOOLED! By donating now, you’ll get early access to tickets before they go on sale to the public and you can feel great about giving us a jump start on our campaign! FringeNYC is the hottest theater festival in the city this summer. Shows sell out fast. Support us now to get your tickets to Opening Night and all other performances.
OUR PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE IS: Sat 8/15 at 9pm (Opening Night), Tue 8/18 at 2pm, Thu 8/20 at 4:45pm, Sun 8/23 at 7pm, and Thu 8/27 at 4:45pm
WHY YOUR CONTRIBUTION IS SO IMPORTANT
From the page to the stage there are dozens of people who put their heart and time into getting a production on its feet. Your contribution will go towards paying our amazing director, actors, design team, casting director, stage manager, and for our sets, lights, costumes, props, rehearsal space and theater.
We want to make a show you can be proud of and we need your help to make it happen!
Thank you so much for your contribution!
And if you can’t donate at this time, you can still be a supporter. Share this page with your friends, family, and with your social media circles. Visit www.SchooledThePlay.com to learn more about our show.
With great appreciation,
Lisa Lewis and the SCHOOLED Team
A little history on the play:
SCHOOLED has been in the works for over four years! It received a staged reading hosted by Broadway producer Ken Davenport, which starred Tony nominee and Drama Desk Award winner Peter Friedman, Sarah Steele, Zoë Winters and Harry Zittel. Its development includes readings at Naked Angels Tuesdays@9 and a staged reading at the New Ohio Theatre directed by Obie Award winner Oliver Butler starring Friedman, Phoebe Strole, Mara Davi and James Kautz. SCHOOLED was also developed at New Helvetia Theatre’s Sacramento New Works Festival with director Matthew Schneider.
Check out this story on SCHOOLED in INTERVIEW MAGAZINE
To learn more about my work you can visit www.LisaLewisWriting.com
A big shoutout and thank you to Kamran Sullivan and Katie Ellman of General Specific Productions for our fantastic campaign video!