HART premiered (and sold out!) at Melbourne Fringe in 2015 in a tiny 30-person venue, winning three Melbourne Fringe awards: Best Emerging Indigenous Artist for Ian Michael, and two ‘Tour Ready’ awards to present the show in New Zealand (Auckland and Wellington) and in Adelaide Fringe in 2016.
Your contribution will help HART hit the tarmac and continue sharing these important stories with as many people as possible. All pledged funds will directly support the work and help HART to eventually become a self-sustaining production that is able to reach even more people!
How the funds will be used
Feb 2-6: Basement Theatre, Auckland (www.basementtheatre.co.nz)
Feb 20-24: Bats Theatre, Wellington (www.bats.co.nz)
Mar 2-13: Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, Adelaide (www.tandanya.com.au)
The ‘Tour Ready’ awards cover only some of the costs associated with touring the work. To give you a better idea, the ‘Tiki Tour Ready Award’ to NZ covers accommodation in Wellington and the NZ Fringe registration fee; the ‘SA Tour Ready Award’ covers the Adelaide Fringe registration and a $2000 contribution that covers less than half of our venue hire.
She Said Theatre has already contributed $3,000 to get things started and now we need your help with the remaining $7,500! All contributions will be used for the following:
1. Transporting She Said Theatre’s Ian Michael (performer), Penny Harpham (director), Anna Kennedy (tour producer/manager), and Shosh McDonald (production manager/lighting designer/operator) to Auckland, and Ian, Penny, Anna and Seanna van Helten (co-writer/stage manager/assistant tour producer) to Wellington and Adelaide.
2. Accommodation costs in Adelaide, where we have a two-week season.
3. Venue hire costs in Adelaide.
4. Marketing and publicity to promote HART in New Zealand and Adelaide.
5. Re-design costs and production consumables.
Some of my other work
Our shows include HART (2015), Bock Kills Her Father (2015), Laika and Wills (2013), and Breaking (2012). Our aims in 2016 are to present our work to new audiences, beyond our home-base in Melbourne, to expand and diversify our audience base with a long-term view of having several shows, including HART, that are able to tour around Australia and beyond. Check out the video above and our website here: www.shesaidtheatre.com.
Although we have very supportive partners for the tour to help reduce some financial risk through technical and marketing support (Adelaide Fringe, NZ Fringe and our three performance venues), we are working without professional fees in order to make this project happen on the tightest possible budget.
By presenting work away from our home city of Melbourne for the very first time we are taking a massive risk! By contributing to our campaign you will help to make this tour possible and allow us to continue sharing HART – and these important stories – with new audiences nationally and internationally.