Will These Theatre Makers Find Asylum?
Kickstarter of the Week
Good theatre is something we support with a passion, as we do those newcomer theatre makers that are trying to expand the art form through their own passions for it. The Rainy Day Players are one such group. They’re a new Philadelphia collective with the goal of bringing great theatre to the Philadelphia community they serve. They are entirely comprised of past and present students from Temple University, and their debut project, Asylum, will be featured in the 2013 Philly Fringe Festival in September.
They describe the production as: “A dark comedy, psychological thriller, and an earnest look of the life of an addict all at once. Addiction, be it to a drug or a “drug” is devastating and we’re honored to bring this much needed tale of it to the Philadelphia theater scene.”
In order to pull off the production, The Rainy Day Players need to raise $3,000 by July 15, 2013, to support expenses for theater rental, sets, lighting, costumes, and sound. Your donations will go entirely towards these efforts and towards keeping good theatre alive. For more information on their project and to support their crowdfunding efforts, please visit their Kickstarter page today and support these theatre makers.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Adam Leipzig is the founder and CEO of MediaU, online career acceleration. MediaU opens the doors of access for content creation, filmmaking and television. Adam, Cultural Daily’s founder and publisher, has worked with more than 10,000 creatives in film, theatre, television, music, dance, poetry, literature, performance, photography, and design. He has been a producer, distributor or supervising executive on more than 30 films that have disrupted expectations, including A Plastic Ocean, March of the Penguins, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, Dead Poets Society, Titus and A Plastic Ocean. His movies have won or been nominated for 10 Academy Awards, 11 BAFTA Awards, 2 Golden Globes, 2 Emmys, 2 Directors Guild Awards, 4 Sundance Awards and 4 Independent Spirit Awards. Adam teaches at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business. Adam began his career in theatre; he was the first professional dramaturg in the United States outside of New York City, and he was one of the founders of the Los Angeles Theatre Center, where he produced more than 300 plays, music, dance, and other events. Adam is CEO of Entertainment Media Partners, a company that navigates creative entrepreneurs through the Hollywood system and beyond, and a keynote speaker. Adam is the former president of National Geographic Films and senior Walt Disney Studios executive. He has also served in senior capacities at CreativeFuture, a non-profit organization that advocates for the creative community. Adam is is the author of ‘Inside Track for Independent Filmmakers ’ and co-author of the all-in-one resource for college students and emerging filmmakers 'Filmmaking in Action: Your Guide to the Skills and Craft' (Macmillan). (Photo by Jordan Ancel)