Siren Theatre goes to Edinburgh
Two multiple Sydney Theatre Award winning local productions, Misterman and Good With Maps, and Tom Campbell’s stand up comedy show, One Hander, will be presented at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival August 2017 by Siren Theatre Company.
We need your help to get 7 Australian artists across the world for a once in a lifetime theatrical adventure.
Kate Gaul- Director and Producer
Jane Phegan- Performer
Thomas Campbell- Performer
Nate Edmondson- Sound Designer
Louise Mason- Lighting Designer
Zara Thompson- Stage Manager
Maddy Baghurst- Stage Manager
To make this a reality, we need to raise upwards of $50K and are hoping to make $10K or more through this crowd funding campaign. We have other fundraising initiatives and grants in the works, including a small remount season at Belvoir Theatre in June, and we encourage you to keep donating even if we are lucky enough to reach our target.
Misterman by Enda Walsh had its Australian premiere at the Old Fitz Theatre in June 2015 and received widespread acclaim and quickly sold out. The production garnered 5 Sydney Theatre Award nominations and won three including Best Leading Actor, Best Lighting Design and Best Sound Design for an Independent Production. The production toured to Hobart’s Theatre Royal in June 2016.
Director – Kate Gaul
LX Designer – Hartley T A Kemp
Sound Designer – Nate Edmondson
Dialect Coach – Natasha McNamara
Performed by Thomas Campbell
Good With Maps by Noelle Janaczewska had its world premiere in November of 2016 at the KX Theatre as part of the Invisible Circus program. It received fantastic reviews and was nominated for two Sydney Theatre Awards winning one for Best Sound Design. Audiences reacted with an overwhelming emotional response. An original Australian play, this work is perfect to showcase the talents of this Australian company.
Director – Kate Gaul
Designer – Alice Morgan
LX Design – Louise Mason
Sound Design – Nate Edmondson
Performed by Jane Phegan
One Hander is an original stand up comedy show written and performed by Thomas Campbell. It recounts his hilarious experiences as an actor with one hand and the people he has encountered in his life. Versions of this work have been performed in London at the Battersea Barge in June 2012 and at the KX Hotel Sydney in December 2014.
Thanks for taking the time to listen to our story and please feel free to share this far and wide.
We are truly grateful for your generous support in making a dream a reality.
How The Funds Will Be Used
Your contributions will go towards the following for the 7 of us-
-Accomodation in a hovel
-Theatre Space hire for the month
-Small living expenses
-Many cans of baked beans!
-One bottle of scotch!
Since Australia is so far away from the rest of the world, it is difficult for Australian artists to be seen internationally and to enjoy work from around the world. The Edinburgh Fringe Festival is widely regarded as the biggest and most diverse festival in the world and we want to share these works we immensely proud of.