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The Road That Wasn't There
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The Road That Wasn't There
Project 2012-06-01 03:44:10 +1200
We are a theatre company from Wellington NZ, currently based in the UK. We want to take our show, The Road That Wasn’t There, to the Edinburgh Fringe and then bring it home to tour New Zealand and Australia.
It is a play about a girl who follows a map off the edge of the world…
In New Zealand there are some 56 000 kilometres of paper roads – streets and towns that exist only on surveyors maps. Or do they? A young woman wanders from the beaten track and finds herself in the paper world. At first it seems a land of possibility, but she soon discovers that things that happen in the fictional world can have frighteningly real consequences.
See more about it here
We’ve got our script written, our puppets on the go, and our venue in Edinburgh sorted. Now we just need a little bit of cash towards some of our other costs: marketing, transport and production materials.
We know it is weird to fund a production you may not see this time, but we promise that we will bring our show to a town near you just as soon as we can. We have some high hopes and plans for New Zealand Fringe Festival, Adelaide Fringe as well as further dates in the UK. We just need some help for this first step on the road.
For more details about our previous work check out the link below:
Who You're Funding
Hannah Smith - Director/Designer
Hannah Smith has an honours degree in English and Theatre from Victoria University of Wellington. She designs sets and puppets and masks. She has worked extensively since 2008 with theatre companies including Theatre Militia, Three Spoon Theatre, Full.Stop.Theatre and Playground Collective. She also writes reviews for Theatreview and the New Zealand Listener. She was nominated for a Chapman Tripp Theatre award for Most Promising New Director for her work on The Engine Room.
Ralph McCubbin Howell - Writer/Performer
Ralph McCubbin Howell is a theatre maker from Wellington, New Zealand. He was a founding member of Three Spoon Theatre, and completed a BA Hons in Theatre and English at Victoria University. Recent credits include collaborating on the scripts for A Most Outrageous Humbug and Who’s Neat? You! (Best of Theatre, NZ Fringe Awards 2010), and performing in Katydid (Best Male Newcomer nominee - Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards, 2010). For his play The Engine Room, he was awarded the Peter Harcourt Award for Outstanding New Playwright of the Year at the Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards in 2011. He is currently finishing a year's training at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, UK.
Elle Wooton - Performer
A Theatre and English literature graduate from Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand, Elle has been involved with several Wellington theatre collectives (MyAccomplice, Words on Trees and The Bacchanals) in a variety of productions both onstage and behind the scenes. A few highlights include: Violante in the first performance of the lost Shakespearean play A History of Cardenio, costume designer for Dog Sees God and Fuddy Meers, Claire in Doors. Walls. And also Silence, Frank Gill in Slouching Toward Bethlehem, the Angel in You Be The Angel I'll Be The Ghost and Portia in Julius Ceasar.
Oliver de Rohan - Performer
Oliver de Rohan is an actor and theatre maker hailing from the dusty
plains of Adelaide, Australia. He has toured extensively as the King of
the World in the Search for Nanuk, a Ruby Award nominated play for
primary school children which he helped develop with Adelaide's Gaia
Theatre. More recently he has been studying at the Bristol Old Vic
Theatre School where he is due to graduate in July. Other theatre
credits include Ferdinand in the Tempest and Iggy in Out in the Open for
Mixed Salad Productions, George Osborne in Vanity Fair and Phil in the
Shape of Things for Independent Theatre, Christopher Wren in the
Mousetrap for Therry Dramatic Society, and Jack Lane in the Herbal Bed
for the Adelaide Repertory Theatre.