Le Voyage Improvisé à la Réunion

By Jennifer O'Sullivan

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Le Voyage Improvisé à La Réunion

Project 2015-09-13 17:01:43 +1200

Update: HOLY MOLY

Thank you friends. Thank you so so much. We are so honoured and touched by your support and generosity.

Even though we've met our target, we haven't quite met our funding goals. The actual figure (as posted below) is $2300, and if you came here hoping to pledge, please know that your generosity will be appreciated as much as all the previous ones. Let's see how far past our target we can go!

Thank you thank you thank you

<3 Matt and Jen <3

 

Introducing... Matt and Jen

Hello. We are Jen and Matt. We are improvisors - we perform, direct, teach, write about, and love improvised theatre. Between us we have over 30 years experience and way too many posts on our improv blogs. 

Basically, we're massive improv nerds. And it seems we have an international reputation as such... 

What we're up to

On a small island, off the coast of Mauritius, off the coast of Madagascar, off the coast of Africa, is a festival. It is an improv festival. It is called FERIIR - Le FEstival Rigolo et Internationale d'Improvisation de La Réunion.

Through the FERIIR, the festival created in 2012, the Ligue D'Improvisation Reunionnaise demonstrates its willingness and its capacity to receive international troupes to share improvisation in all its forms, with them, for and with the public of Reunion.

We are utterly delighted and honoured to announce that we have been invited to teach and perform at this far-flung festival, along with fellow Wellingtonite but recent emmigrant Christine Brooks, as our trio Moll Olio. 

In order to get to this festival, we need to first fly ourselves to Perth. They'll be taking us the rest of the way. But getting to Perth isn't cheap, especially when we are taking two weeks off to embrace this opportunity. 

Wait, where the heck is Reunion Island? 

This is Reunion Island: 

This is where it is:

Right? 

RIGHT?
 

What we need and what we have to offer

Our flights to Perth and back total approx $2600 - we're funding that through this campaign, a wee fundraiser performance on Wednesday 18 November, and our own personal investment.

To thank you for your assistance in getting to Réunion, we have put together some lovely rewards, including delightful postcards, personalised art (here's some songs Jen did earlier and you can find some of Matt's art here), access to workshops upon our return, and tickets to our upcoming NZ Fringe Festival show Awkward Threesome. We are going to get so much out of this experience, and we want to come back and share what we've learned with our friends, family, and fellow improvisors: your support is so very valuable in allowing us to do that and we're so grateful you're even reading this far!

A little more about us...

JENNIFER O'SULLIVAN has been called "Wellington's most prolific improvisor", performing with PlayShop, WIT, and Definitely Not Witches. She is the director of the New Zealand Improvisation Trust and the New Zealand Improv Festival, has taught and performed internationally (Improvention, Melbourne Classic) and is an all-round rad babe. jenniferosullivan.com

MATT POWELL is a recent import to the Wellington improv scene, having performed with Christchurch's Court Jesters since 2002. He has been invited to teach and perform around New Zealand and Australia, including at the New Zealand Improv Festival and twice at Improvention in Canberra. His butt looks good in skinny jeans. fauxpar.se

Comments

Updates 3

Strap in, folks.

08/12/2015 at 9:20 PM

Here it is - the longest ever thank you video. 

Time moves slowly here, everything takes much longer than you expect. It's probably the heat? We presume.

So what we're saying is - watching this takes a while but each and every one of you is the best and we thank you so very much for your support. 

Less typing! More watching! We are about to check out of our accom here and head to the airport (four hours in Mauritius and then PERTH) so bye bye bye thanks thanks thanks talk soon!

Love

JEN AND MATT xx

You need to pledge to see this update.

HOLY MOLY - WE MADE IT!

12/11/2015 at 11:29 AM

Thank you friends. Thank you so so much. We are so honoured and touched by your support and generosity.

Even though we've met our target, we haven't quite met our funding goals. The actual figure (as posted below) is $2300, and if you came here hoping to pledge, please know that your generosity will be appreciated as much as all the previous ones. Let's see how far past our target we can go!

Thank you thank you thank you!

<3 Matt and Jen <3

 

    Pledgers 62

    Cassa Rowles
    2015-11-15 17:25:15 +1300
    Maria
    2015-11-15 16:11:48 +1300

    "Um heck yes I'm there! Sorry I can't come to your fundraiser, have the besssst time over there! x "

    Susannah Donovan
    2015-11-14 09:17:19 +1300
    Angela Smith-Williams
    2015-11-13 22:22:46 +1300

    "Have fun Uncle Matt (& Jen). I can't wait for my picture of us together. Love from Ihaia."

    Aimee Rhiannon Borlase
    2015-11-12 13:17:26 +1300
    Lyndon Hood
    2015-11-12 11:43:02 +1300
    Kiki Hohnen
    2015-11-12 11:11:02 +1300

    "I imagine there'll be excess baggage costs because of Matt's hankies :-("

    Guanny Liu-Prosee
    2015-11-12 11:08:34 +1300

    "I wanted to be the one to push it over the edge. YAY you did it!!"

    Joy Hellyer
    2015-11-12 10:52:40 +1300
    Jevon
    2015-11-11 13:49:51 +1300
    Dale Smith
    2015-11-11 12:55:29 +1300
    Sasha Ward-Faint
    2015-11-11 12:25:17 +1300
    Kate Wilson
    2015-11-11 12:17:40 +1300
    Jackson James Wood
    2015-11-11 12:07:52 +1300

    "I LIKE YOUSE PEOPLES AND I LIKE YOUR FACES AND STUFF."

    Janet Humphris
    2015-11-10 12:13:38 +1300
    Becca Barnes
    2015-11-10 11:44:32 +1300
    April Seymore
    2015-11-10 11:40:21 +1300
    Jeremy Lai
    2015-11-10 11:38:22 +1300
    April Seymore
    2015-11-10 11:36:50 +1300
    Anna Renzenbrink
    2015-11-10 11:24:38 +1300
    Amy Davison
    2015-11-10 11:24:18 +1300
    Rachel Prosser
    2015-11-10 11:10:13 +1300

    "Bon voyage! "

    Gracie Irving
    2015-11-10 11:09:30 +1300

    "A small student sized donation. Love, Gracie "

    Robyn White
    2015-11-10 11:06:51 +1300

    "Good Luck!"

    Luke Atchison
    2015-11-10 11:02:56 +1300
    Mary Little
    2015-11-09 08:34:05 +1300

    "Bon voyage, my fine feathered friends. Looking forward to hearing all about it when you get back & getting in on some sweet workshop action."

    Jon
    2015-11-07 14:59:11 +1300
    Reid Workman
    2015-11-06 23:02:51 +1300
    Kate Rohde
    2015-11-06 10:14:14 +1300
    Sam Irwin
    2015-11-05 20:43:29 +1300

    Followers 2

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    Le Voyage Improvisé à La Réunion

    Project 2015-09-13 17:01:43 +1200

    Update: HOLY MOLY

    Thank you friends. Thank you so so much. We are so honoured and touched by your support and generosity.

    Even though we've met our target, we haven't quite met our funding goals. The actual figure (as posted below) is $2300, and if you came here hoping to pledge, please know that your generosity will be appreciated as much as all the previous ones. Let's see how far past our target we can go!

    Thank you thank you thank you

    <3 Matt and Jen <3

     

    Introducing... Matt and Jen

    Hello. We are Jen and Matt. We are improvisors - we perform, direct, teach, write about, and love improvised theatre. Between us we have over 30 years experience and way too many posts on our improv blogs. 

    Basically, we're massive improv nerds. And it seems we have an international reputation as such... 

    What we're up to

    On a small island, off the coast of Mauritius, off the coast of Madagascar, off the coast of Africa, is a festival. It is an improv festival. It is called FERIIR - Le FEstival Rigolo et Internationale d'Improvisation de La Réunion.

    Through the FERIIR, the festival created in 2012, the Ligue D'Improvisation Reunionnaise demonstrates its willingness and its capacity to receive international troupes to share improvisation in all its forms, with them, for and with the public of Reunion.

    We are utterly delighted and honoured to announce that we have been invited to teach and perform at this far-flung festival, along with fellow Wellingtonite but recent emmigrant Christine Brooks, as our trio Moll Olio. 

    In order to get to this festival, we need to first fly ourselves to Perth. They'll be taking us the rest of the way. But getting to Perth isn't cheap, especially when we are taking two weeks off to embrace this opportunity. 

    Wait, where the heck is Reunion Island? 

    This is Reunion Island: 

    This is where it is:

    Right? 

    RIGHT?
     

    What we need and what we have to offer

    Our flights to Perth and back total approx $2600 - we're funding that through this campaign, a wee fundraiser performance on Wednesday 18 November, and our own personal investment.

    To thank you for your assistance in getting to Réunion, we have put together some lovely rewards, including delightful postcards, personalised art (here's some songs Jen did earlier and you can find some of Matt's art here), access to workshops upon our return, and tickets to our upcoming NZ Fringe Festival show Awkward Threesome. We are going to get so much out of this experience, and we want to come back and share what we've learned with our friends, family, and fellow improvisors: your support is so very valuable in allowing us to do that and we're so grateful you're even reading this far!

    A little more about us...

    JENNIFER O'SULLIVAN has been called "Wellington's most prolific improvisor", performing with PlayShop, WIT, and Definitely Not Witches. She is the director of the New Zealand Improvisation Trust and the New Zealand Improv Festival, has taught and performed internationally (Improvention, Melbourne Classic) and is an all-round rad babe. jenniferosullivan.com

    MATT POWELL is a recent import to the Wellington improv scene, having performed with Christchurch's Court Jesters since 2002. He has been invited to teach and perform around New Zealand and Australia, including at the New Zealand Improv Festival and twice at Improvention in Canberra. His butt looks good in skinny jeans. fauxpar.se

    Comments

    Strap in, folks.

    08/12/2015 at 9:20 PM

    Here it is - the longest ever thank you video. 

    Time moves slowly here, everything takes much longer than you expect. It's probably the heat? We presume.

    So what we're saying is - watching this takes a while but each and every one of you is the best and we thank you so very much for your support. 

    Less typing! More watching! We are about to check out of our accom here and head to the airport (four hours in Mauritius and then PERTH) so bye bye bye thanks thanks thanks talk soon!

    Love

    JEN AND MATT xx

    You need to pledge to see this update.

    HOLY MOLY - WE MADE IT!

    12/11/2015 at 11:29 AM

    Thank you friends. Thank you so so much. We are so honoured and touched by your support and generosity.

    Even though we've met our target, we haven't quite met our funding goals. The actual figure (as posted below) is $2300, and if you came here hoping to pledge, please know that your generosity will be appreciated as much as all the previous ones. Let's see how far past our target we can go!

    Thank you thank you thank you!

    <3 Matt and Jen <3

     

      Cassa Rowles
      2015-11-15 17:25:15 +1300
      Maria
      2015-11-15 16:11:48 +1300

      "Um heck yes I'm there! Sorry I can't come to your fundraiser, have the besssst time over there! x "

      Susannah Donovan
      2015-11-14 09:17:19 +1300
      Angela Smith-Williams
      2015-11-13 22:22:46 +1300

      "Have fun Uncle Matt (& Jen). I can't wait for my picture of us together. Love from Ihaia."

      Aimee Rhiannon Borlase
      2015-11-12 13:17:26 +1300
      Lyndon Hood
      2015-11-12 11:43:02 +1300
      Kiki Hohnen
      2015-11-12 11:11:02 +1300

      "I imagine there'll be excess baggage costs because of Matt's hankies :-("

      Guanny Liu-Prosee
      2015-11-12 11:08:34 +1300

      "I wanted to be the one to push it over the edge. YAY you did it!!"

      Joy Hellyer
      2015-11-12 10:52:40 +1300
      Jevon
      2015-11-11 13:49:51 +1300
      Dale Smith
      2015-11-11 12:55:29 +1300
      Sasha Ward-Faint
      2015-11-11 12:25:17 +1300
      Kate Wilson
      2015-11-11 12:17:40 +1300
      Jackson James Wood
      2015-11-11 12:07:52 +1300

      "I LIKE YOUSE PEOPLES AND I LIKE YOUR FACES AND STUFF."

      Janet Humphris
      2015-11-10 12:13:38 +1300
      Becca Barnes
      2015-11-10 11:44:32 +1300
      April Seymore
      2015-11-10 11:40:21 +1300
      Jeremy Lai
      2015-11-10 11:38:22 +1300
      April Seymore
      2015-11-10 11:36:50 +1300
      Anna Renzenbrink
      2015-11-10 11:24:38 +1300
      Amy Davison
      2015-11-10 11:24:18 +1300
      Rachel Prosser
      2015-11-10 11:10:13 +1300

      "Bon voyage! "

      Gracie Irving
      2015-11-10 11:09:30 +1300

      "A small student sized donation. Love, Gracie "

      Robyn White
      2015-11-10 11:06:51 +1300

      "Good Luck!"

      Luke Atchison
      2015-11-10 11:02:56 +1300
      Mary Little
      2015-11-09 08:34:05 +1300

      "Bon voyage, my fine feathered friends. Looking forward to hearing all about it when you get back & getting in on some sweet workshop action."

      Jon
      2015-11-07 14:59:11 +1300
      Reid Workman
      2015-11-06 23:02:51 +1300
      Kate Rohde
      2015-11-06 10:14:14 +1300
      Sam Irwin
      2015-11-05 20:43:29 +1300

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