Joseph K by Tom Basden

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Joseph K By Tom Basden

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My Accomplice Presents


Joseph K

By Tom Basden

Joseph K is a darkly comic modern adaptation of Franz Kafka's The Trial written by award-winning writer and comedian Tom Basden. Mysterious forces have disrupted London banker Joseph K’s 30th birthday, thrusting him into circumstances out of his control as he stumbles through the bureaucracy of his unexplained arrest.  Winners of Best Theatre at the Dunedin Fringe 2013, My Accomplice are back with this biting and brilliant satire on rules, red tape and The Establishment.

'Both hilarious and scarily believable' – Jon Davis (The Londonist)
'A fiercely precocious mixture of youthful irreverence and razor-sharp insight' – Dominic Cavendish (The Telegraph)

Starring Chapman Tripp winners Paul Waggott, Erin Banks, Ralph McCubbin Howell and up-and-comer Sam Hallahan

www.bats.co.nz/shows/joseph-k/
www.myaccomplice.co.nz


We need your help!

My Accomplice is a young Wellington based theatre company who have been working together since 2009. Joseph K is our first sole use season at BATS Theatre and the first time we’re performing someone else’s work.  While all our work has aspired to epicness, this one is really big. We’re planning something huge, with a vast set, a cinematic sound design, and oodles of eerily specific costumes and props. See, the biggest problem with doing someone else’s play is that you can’t just rewrite when you can’t get something for free or cheap.

So, we turn to you. Help us, Obi Wan KenPledgeMe, you’re our only hope.

So we’re all on the same page we should let you know that we secured an EAT (Emerging Artists Trust) Grant of $1000 and have a couple of hundred bucks in the coffers from the Accomplices previous cough award-winning audience favourite cough work. So, it’s not like if you don’t pledge the show isn’t happening. It just won’t be as good as it should or could be. This show is ambitious and needs a bit more support to make it the best it possibly can be. We are asking our PledgeMe friends to help us raise $500 so that we can clothe our actors, give them things to hold while they’re acting and things to act on or near. They like that. They tend to get a bit antsy when naked on stage.

Except for Paul.

If anything it’s a bit of mission getting him to keep his clothes on, to be honest.

Anyway, uh, give us your money. You’ll get some pretty cool stuff in return. Look. You even get tickets, so you’re basically just paying for your ticket a bit early if you want to think of it that way! But most importantly, come September, you’ll get a real cool show. We promise.

Love love love.


Who you are funding: MY ACCOMPLICE


HANNAH BANKS

Hannah graduated in 2011 with a BA Hons (1st Class) in Theatre and English from Victoria University. In 2010 she produced MINGE at BATS and in 2011 produced the Chapman Tripp Theatre Award winning The Engine Room with Trick of the Light Theatre. Last year she produced the premiere of Gavin McGibbon’s Holding On. In 2009 she was a creator/performer in the STAB show Death and the Dreamlife of Elephants and appeared in its return season at Downstage in 2011. In 2009 she also co-founded a theatre company, my accomplice. Since then the company have made five shows, which she has acted in and produced, Sometimes I Don’t Like Yellow, DOORS. WALLS. AND ALSO SILENCE., think of all the fun you’ll find in the rubber room, A Play About Love, and the 2013 Fringe award winning A Play About Space, which also recently had a return season at BATS Theatre.


UTHER DEAN

Uther Dean is an acclaimed, award-winning freelance writer, director, and designer. He wrote, directed and designed A Play About Space which won Best Theatre at the 2013 Dunedin Fringe Awards and Best Design at the 2013 Wellington Fringe Awards, among numerous other nominations that included Best of the Festival in Dunedin and Best Comedy in Wellington. He is the theatre columnist for Fishhead magazine, is a regular contributor to The Pantograph Punch and has written and reviewed for The Listener, The Lumiere Reader, Radio New Zealand, and Newstalk ZB. He holds a Masters of Arts in Creative Writing from the prestigious International Institute of Modern Letters. He is a member of the judging panel for the Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards. In 2010 he edited Salient magazine and led it to a win in the Best Publication category of the respected Aotearoa Student Press Association awards.

PAUL WAGGOTT

Paul is an award-winning actor (2010 Chapman Tripp Award for Most Promising Male Newcomer for Dog Sees God) who has worked consistently around Wellington since graduating Victoria University with a BA (Hons) Theatre in 2011. Originally hailing from England, Paul was brought out to New Zealand with his family in 2002. In 2009 he was a creator/performer in the STAB show Death and the Dreamlife of Elephants and appeared in its return season at Downstage in 2011. Recent work includes West End Girls (Circa, 2012), Clybourne Park (Circa, 2012), the award-winning A Play About Space (BATS, 2013; The Globe, Dunedin, 2013), Tribes (Circa, 2013) and Red (Circa, 2013).

Cast and Crew for Joseph K

  • Uther Dean - Director
  • Creative Producer and Assistant Director – Hannah Banks
  • Stage and Production Manager – Kate Clarkin

  • Publicist – Brianne Kerr
  • Set and Costume Designer – Meg Rollandi
  • Lighting Designer and Set Builder – Nick Zwart
  • Sound Designer – Tane Upjohn-Beatson
  • Production Assistant Intern – Phillipa Drakeford
  • Starring Paul Waggott, Erin Banks, Ralph McCubbin Howell Sam Hallahan

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Anonymous pledger
2013-08-27 17:50:53 +1200
Hilary
2013-08-27 17:49:05 +1200
Alice May Connolly
2013-08-27 16:57:11 +1200
Adam Goodall
2013-08-27 15:56:52 +1200
Francesca
2013-08-21 11:01:03 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2013-08-17 01:38:12 +1200
Jeanette Clarkin-Phillips
2013-08-16 19:53:44 +1200
anne and peter zwart
2013-08-16 18:51:32 +1200
Michael Trigg
2013-08-16 18:34:36 +1200
Sarah Tuck
2013-08-16 11:12:22 +1200
Josephine Hall
2013-08-16 00:23:17 +1200
Di Banks
2013-08-15 22:07:26 +1200
Anne Williams
2013-08-15 21:50:48 +1200
steve dean
2013-08-15 20:10:46 +1200
L Leigh
2013-08-15 19:47:47 +1200
Tabitha Arthur
2013-08-15 19:26:20 +1200
Michael Wray
2013-08-15 19:20:35 +1200
Jennifer O'Sullivan
2013-08-15 19:20:30 +1200
Gavin McGibbon
2013-08-15 18:22:55 +1200
Simon Kevin Leary
2013-08-15 17:47:49 +1200
K Wehipeihana
2013-08-15 17:41:52 +1200

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Joseph K By Tom Basden

Project 2013-08-14 03:33:47 +1200

My Accomplice Presents


Joseph K

By Tom Basden

Joseph K is a darkly comic modern adaptation of Franz Kafka's The Trial written by award-winning writer and comedian Tom Basden. Mysterious forces have disrupted London banker Joseph K’s 30th birthday, thrusting him into circumstances out of his control as he stumbles through the bureaucracy of his unexplained arrest.  Winners of Best Theatre at the Dunedin Fringe 2013, My Accomplice are back with this biting and brilliant satire on rules, red tape and The Establishment.

'Both hilarious and scarily believable' – Jon Davis (The Londonist)
'A fiercely precocious mixture of youthful irreverence and razor-sharp insight' – Dominic Cavendish (The Telegraph)

Starring Chapman Tripp winners Paul Waggott, Erin Banks, Ralph McCubbin Howell and up-and-comer Sam Hallahan

www.bats.co.nz/shows/joseph-k/
www.myaccomplice.co.nz


We need your help!

My Accomplice is a young Wellington based theatre company who have been working together since 2009. Joseph K is our first sole use season at BATS Theatre and the first time we’re performing someone else’s work.  While all our work has aspired to epicness, this one is really big. We’re planning something huge, with a vast set, a cinematic sound design, and oodles of eerily specific costumes and props. See, the biggest problem with doing someone else’s play is that you can’t just rewrite when you can’t get something for free or cheap.

So, we turn to you. Help us, Obi Wan KenPledgeMe, you’re our only hope.

So we’re all on the same page we should let you know that we secured an EAT (Emerging Artists Trust) Grant of $1000 and have a couple of hundred bucks in the coffers from the Accomplices previous cough award-winning audience favourite cough work. So, it’s not like if you don’t pledge the show isn’t happening. It just won’t be as good as it should or could be. This show is ambitious and needs a bit more support to make it the best it possibly can be. We are asking our PledgeMe friends to help us raise $500 so that we can clothe our actors, give them things to hold while they’re acting and things to act on or near. They like that. They tend to get a bit antsy when naked on stage.

Except for Paul.

If anything it’s a bit of mission getting him to keep his clothes on, to be honest.

Anyway, uh, give us your money. You’ll get some pretty cool stuff in return. Look. You even get tickets, so you’re basically just paying for your ticket a bit early if you want to think of it that way! But most importantly, come September, you’ll get a real cool show. We promise.

Love love love.


Who you are funding: MY ACCOMPLICE


HANNAH BANKS

Hannah graduated in 2011 with a BA Hons (1st Class) in Theatre and English from Victoria University. In 2010 she produced MINGE at BATS and in 2011 produced the Chapman Tripp Theatre Award winning The Engine Room with Trick of the Light Theatre. Last year she produced the premiere of Gavin McGibbon’s Holding On. In 2009 she was a creator/performer in the STAB show Death and the Dreamlife of Elephants and appeared in its return season at Downstage in 2011. In 2009 she also co-founded a theatre company, my accomplice. Since then the company have made five shows, which she has acted in and produced, Sometimes I Don’t Like Yellow, DOORS. WALLS. AND ALSO SILENCE., think of all the fun you’ll find in the rubber room, A Play About Love, and the 2013 Fringe award winning A Play About Space, which also recently had a return season at BATS Theatre.


UTHER DEAN

Uther Dean is an acclaimed, award-winning freelance writer, director, and designer. He wrote, directed and designed A Play About Space which won Best Theatre at the 2013 Dunedin Fringe Awards and Best Design at the 2013 Wellington Fringe Awards, among numerous other nominations that included Best of the Festival in Dunedin and Best Comedy in Wellington. He is the theatre columnist for Fishhead magazine, is a regular contributor to The Pantograph Punch and has written and reviewed for The Listener, The Lumiere Reader, Radio New Zealand, and Newstalk ZB. He holds a Masters of Arts in Creative Writing from the prestigious International Institute of Modern Letters. He is a member of the judging panel for the Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards. In 2010 he edited Salient magazine and led it to a win in the Best Publication category of the respected Aotearoa Student Press Association awards.

PAUL WAGGOTT

Paul is an award-winning actor (2010 Chapman Tripp Award for Most Promising Male Newcomer for Dog Sees God) who has worked consistently around Wellington since graduating Victoria University with a BA (Hons) Theatre in 2011. Originally hailing from England, Paul was brought out to New Zealand with his family in 2002. In 2009 he was a creator/performer in the STAB show Death and the Dreamlife of Elephants and appeared in its return season at Downstage in 2011. Recent work includes West End Girls (Circa, 2012), Clybourne Park (Circa, 2012), the award-winning A Play About Space (BATS, 2013; The Globe, Dunedin, 2013), Tribes (Circa, 2013) and Red (Circa, 2013).

Cast and Crew for Joseph K

  • Uther Dean - Director
  • Creative Producer and Assistant Director – Hannah Banks
  • Stage and Production Manager – Kate Clarkin

  • Publicist – Brianne Kerr
  • Set and Costume Designer – Meg Rollandi
  • Lighting Designer and Set Builder – Nick Zwart
  • Sound Designer – Tane Upjohn-Beatson
  • Production Assistant Intern – Phillipa Drakeford
  • Starring Paul Waggott, Erin Banks, Ralph McCubbin Howell Sam Hallahan

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Anonymous pledger
2013-08-27 17:50:53 +1200
Hilary
2013-08-27 17:49:05 +1200
Alice May Connolly
2013-08-27 16:57:11 +1200
Adam Goodall
2013-08-27 15:56:52 +1200
Francesca
2013-08-21 11:01:03 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2013-08-17 01:38:12 +1200
Jeanette Clarkin-Phillips
2013-08-16 19:53:44 +1200
anne and peter zwart
2013-08-16 18:51:32 +1200
Michael Trigg
2013-08-16 18:34:36 +1200
Sarah Tuck
2013-08-16 11:12:22 +1200
Josephine Hall
2013-08-16 00:23:17 +1200
Di Banks
2013-08-15 22:07:26 +1200
Anne Williams
2013-08-15 21:50:48 +1200
steve dean
2013-08-15 20:10:46 +1200
L Leigh
2013-08-15 19:47:47 +1200
Tabitha Arthur
2013-08-15 19:26:20 +1200
Michael Wray
2013-08-15 19:20:35 +1200
Jennifer O'Sullivan
2013-08-15 19:20:30 +1200
Gavin McGibbon
2013-08-15 18:22:55 +1200
Simon Kevin Leary
2013-08-15 17:47:49 +1200
K Wehipeihana
2013-08-15 17:41:52 +1200

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This campaign was successful and got its funding on 27/08/2013 at 5:50 PM.