"Save a Seat(s)" for The Ghosts of Dramasoc Past in the new Ngaio Marsh Theatre!

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"Save A Seat(S)" For The Ghosts Of Dramasoc Past In The New Ngaio Marsh Theatre!

Project 2019-04-01 21:26:09 +1300

UPDATE THURS 2 MAY

Heeeeeeeeello 2nd seat for the rest of the performance clubs!  I'll leave it running for the 19 hours we have left so we can collect more pledges: at this point, if we hit $1500, we'll get 3 seats (Comedy Club, Musoc, Dramasoc? Crew Club?) but if we end up in the $1000-1500 range we'll make a donation to the theatre with the "in-between" money.  WELL DONE EVERYONE!  Let's try for 3!

UPDATE WEDNESDAY 1 MAY


We've BLOWN PAST the target!  Now aiming for $1000 to get us two seats, with second seat being in the spirit of other performing clubs at UC (MUSOC, Comedy Club, Crew Club, etc).  This is our chance to celebrate the contribution of performing clubs at UC to your life, and share that magic with future generations of theatre makers and goers!

WE NEED A NAME FOR THE SECOND SEAT!  It would be good to include recognition for as many clubs as possible in its name; post your ideas for the 2nd seat in the comments below or at the facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/393791807875217/

Who are you?

Are you an ex-University of Canterbury Drama Society person?  Did Dramasoc help shape your life and give you something to do between/instead of assessments?

What are we doing?

A ghost of a script pastThe new Ngaio Marsh theatre has 327 seats up for grabs - and if you donate, one of the engraved name plates on one of the seats will be in the name of "The Ghosts of Dramasoc Past". If you're anything like me, you had experiences in the theatre - or performing around the campus - that helped you become who you are today. We can share that sense of inspiration and magic with those who come to the theatre now!

The money raised will go towards one of the $500 plates on one of the seats in the new Ngaio Marsh, as part of the Save a Seat campaign being run by the UCSA.  For details on the campaign, go here

The goal of $532 accounts for the cost of running a pledgeme on top of the $500 cost of the "Save a Seat" campaign.

Ye Olde Ngaio Marsh

Your rewards for giving towards the plaque are... the plaque.  A little bit of history in the Ngaio Marsh theatre.

I will also write an open letter to the Dramasoc President letting them know what we have done to contribute as past members.  (You are more than welcome to help me draft this!) 

It will be signed in the name of each of the contributors, unless you elect to remain anonymous.  

Who am I?

I'm Andrew Johnson (usually known in Dramasoc as AJ).  I'm a past President of the University of Canterbury Drama Society (Dramasoc) from the 1990s, and a Life Member of the society.

This fundraising and crowdfunding is a result of another Past President, Erin Harrington, marshalling the troops and letting us all know about the campaign on Facebook.  Brendon Bennetts suggested banding together to buy a seat, and Erin suggested the brilliant moniker "Ghosts of Dramasoc Past" for the plaque. 

When does it close?
We're aiming to raise the funds and donate by Friday 3 May.  Pledgeme works on an all-or-nothing model - in the event that we do not raise the full amount, your pledge will not be charged to you.

Any questions?

Contact AJ on twitter @Ajkiwi - he checks it more often than his email!  Or come and talk about this campaign with others on facebook.

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We're live!

19/04/2019 at 4:23 PM

The Campaign is live!  Please share it widely and donate - let's get the new theatre supported!

    Pledgers 33

    Kate
    2019-05-02 16:43:50 +1200
    Lisa Allan
    2019-05-02 16:28:54 +1200

    "Great initiative peeps! Love, Dan and Lisa Allan"

    Michael Wood
    2019-05-02 11:18:28 +1200
    Jeff Clark
    2019-05-01 21:20:11 +1200

    "Dramasoc, Musoc, Comedy Club, I salute you all."

    Jennie
    2019-05-01 21:13:19 +1200
    Shelley Bennett
    2019-05-01 21:09:35 +1200

    "Glad to be able to contribute after the years treading the boards for musoc in the old theatre"

    Jennifer Vaughan
    2019-05-01 20:47:24 +1200
    Karen Marshall
    2019-05-01 20:45:41 +1200
    Cameron Stewart
    2019-05-01 19:03:44 +1200
    Eli Matthewson
    2019-05-01 17:50:04 +1200
    Mark Wheldon
    2019-05-01 13:44:41 +1200

    "Hurray! Great idea :)"

    Sarah Browne
    2019-04-30 19:06:22 +1200
    Theresa Koorey
    2019-04-30 17:59:43 +1200
    Rebecca Knibb
    2019-04-30 17:56:59 +1200
    Mark Edwards
    2019-04-30 17:25:05 +1200

    "Long live the new Ngaio Marsh theatre!"

    Brynley Stent
    2019-04-30 16:36:13 +1200
    Jay Versteeg
    2019-04-30 16:24:56 +1200

    "I always joke that Dramasoc was my second degree! Such awesome memories. I am so excited that Ngaio has found her place again!"

    Daniel Allan
    2019-04-30 15:44:13 +1200

    "Big hugs to Dramasoc, Comedy Club Club and Musoc for being a major contributor to my 4 and half year BA."

    Jess Ellis
    2019-04-30 15:19:35 +1200

    "Just as important a part of my university education as the university courses, but much more rewarding. "

    Lee
    2019-04-30 15:15:13 +1200
    Alissa Thompson
    2019-04-30 14:39:09 +1200

    "Secretary in 2014/15! What an awesome idea :D"

    Sebastian Boyle
    2019-04-30 14:27:15 +1200

    "The old Ngaio fell down with my show's set in it. Earthquake was probably to blame, but can't guarantee the set didn't contribute. Sorry."

    Bridie Morell
    2019-04-30 12:06:42 +1200
    Andrew Kepple
    2019-04-30 12:00:16 +1200

    "For the Ghosts of DramaSoc Past and the Residual Ectoplasm of Comedy Club."

    Delia
    2019-04-30 11:42:25 +1200

    "I’ve so many amazing memories in the Ngaio Marsh and with Dramasoc. Stoked that new generations of theatre geeks get that place of home too."

    Brendon Bennetts
    2019-04-30 10:55:28 +1200

    "I think my first show in the Ngaio was Richard III and my last was Lysistrata."

    Honey Carmody
    2019-04-30 10:50:21 +1200

    "The Carmody sisters thank you for all your hard work."

    Anonymous pledger
    2019-04-30 10:50:18 +1200
    Harriet Prebble
    2019-04-30 10:49:22 +1200
    Sarah Campagnolo
    2019-04-30 10:36:36 +1200

    "Dramasoc changed my life! The skills I learnt from dramasoc shaped my career, not to mention the beautiful friendships and people I met <3"

    Followers 2

    Followers of "Save a Seat(s)" for The Ghosts of Dramasoc Past in the new Ngaio Marsh Theatre!

    "Save A Seat(S)" For The Ghosts Of Dramasoc Past In The New Ngaio Marsh Theatre!

    Project 2019-04-01 21:26:09 +1300

    UPDATE THURS 2 MAY

    Heeeeeeeeello 2nd seat for the rest of the performance clubs!  I'll leave it running for the 19 hours we have left so we can collect more pledges: at this point, if we hit $1500, we'll get 3 seats (Comedy Club, Musoc, Dramasoc? Crew Club?) but if we end up in the $1000-1500 range we'll make a donation to the theatre with the "in-between" money.  WELL DONE EVERYONE!  Let's try for 3!

    UPDATE WEDNESDAY 1 MAY


    We've BLOWN PAST the target!  Now aiming for $1000 to get us two seats, with second seat being in the spirit of other performing clubs at UC (MUSOC, Comedy Club, Crew Club, etc).  This is our chance to celebrate the contribution of performing clubs at UC to your life, and share that magic with future generations of theatre makers and goers!

    WE NEED A NAME FOR THE SECOND SEAT!  It would be good to include recognition for as many clubs as possible in its name; post your ideas for the 2nd seat in the comments below or at the facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/393791807875217/

    Who are you?

    Are you an ex-University of Canterbury Drama Society person?  Did Dramasoc help shape your life and give you something to do between/instead of assessments?

    What are we doing?

    A ghost of a script pastThe new Ngaio Marsh theatre has 327 seats up for grabs - and if you donate, one of the engraved name plates on one of the seats will be in the name of "The Ghosts of Dramasoc Past". If you're anything like me, you had experiences in the theatre - or performing around the campus - that helped you become who you are today. We can share that sense of inspiration and magic with those who come to the theatre now!

    The money raised will go towards one of the $500 plates on one of the seats in the new Ngaio Marsh, as part of the Save a Seat campaign being run by the UCSA.  For details on the campaign, go here

    The goal of $532 accounts for the cost of running a pledgeme on top of the $500 cost of the "Save a Seat" campaign.

    Ye Olde Ngaio Marsh

    Your rewards for giving towards the plaque are... the plaque.  A little bit of history in the Ngaio Marsh theatre.

    I will also write an open letter to the Dramasoc President letting them know what we have done to contribute as past members.  (You are more than welcome to help me draft this!) 

    It will be signed in the name of each of the contributors, unless you elect to remain anonymous.  

    Who am I?

    I'm Andrew Johnson (usually known in Dramasoc as AJ).  I'm a past President of the University of Canterbury Drama Society (Dramasoc) from the 1990s, and a Life Member of the society.

    This fundraising and crowdfunding is a result of another Past President, Erin Harrington, marshalling the troops and letting us all know about the campaign on Facebook.  Brendon Bennetts suggested banding together to buy a seat, and Erin suggested the brilliant moniker "Ghosts of Dramasoc Past" for the plaque. 

    When does it close?
    We're aiming to raise the funds and donate by Friday 3 May.  Pledgeme works on an all-or-nothing model - in the event that we do not raise the full amount, your pledge will not be charged to you.

    Any questions?

    Contact AJ on twitter @Ajkiwi - he checks it more often than his email!  Or come and talk about this campaign with others on facebook.

    Comments

    We're live!

    19/04/2019 at 4:23 PM

    The Campaign is live!  Please share it widely and donate - let's get the new theatre supported!

      Kate
      2019-05-02 16:43:50 +1200
      Lisa Allan
      2019-05-02 16:28:54 +1200

      "Great initiative peeps! Love, Dan and Lisa Allan"

      Michael Wood
      2019-05-02 11:18:28 +1200
      Jeff Clark
      2019-05-01 21:20:11 +1200

      "Dramasoc, Musoc, Comedy Club, I salute you all."

      Jennie
      2019-05-01 21:13:19 +1200
      Shelley Bennett
      2019-05-01 21:09:35 +1200

      "Glad to be able to contribute after the years treading the boards for musoc in the old theatre"

      Jennifer Vaughan
      2019-05-01 20:47:24 +1200
      Karen Marshall
      2019-05-01 20:45:41 +1200
      Cameron Stewart
      2019-05-01 19:03:44 +1200
      Eli Matthewson
      2019-05-01 17:50:04 +1200
      Mark Wheldon
      2019-05-01 13:44:41 +1200

      "Hurray! Great idea :)"

      Sarah Browne
      2019-04-30 19:06:22 +1200
      Theresa Koorey
      2019-04-30 17:59:43 +1200
      Rebecca Knibb
      2019-04-30 17:56:59 +1200
      Mark Edwards
      2019-04-30 17:25:05 +1200

      "Long live the new Ngaio Marsh theatre!"

      Brynley Stent
      2019-04-30 16:36:13 +1200
      Jay Versteeg
      2019-04-30 16:24:56 +1200

      "I always joke that Dramasoc was my second degree! Such awesome memories. I am so excited that Ngaio has found her place again!"

      Daniel Allan
      2019-04-30 15:44:13 +1200

      "Big hugs to Dramasoc, Comedy Club Club and Musoc for being a major contributor to my 4 and half year BA."

      Jess Ellis
      2019-04-30 15:19:35 +1200

      "Just as important a part of my university education as the university courses, but much more rewarding. "

      Lee
      2019-04-30 15:15:13 +1200
      Alissa Thompson
      2019-04-30 14:39:09 +1200

      "Secretary in 2014/15! What an awesome idea :D"

      Sebastian Boyle
      2019-04-30 14:27:15 +1200

      "The old Ngaio fell down with my show's set in it. Earthquake was probably to blame, but can't guarantee the set didn't contribute. Sorry."

      Bridie Morell
      2019-04-30 12:06:42 +1200
      Andrew Kepple
      2019-04-30 12:00:16 +1200

      "For the Ghosts of DramaSoc Past and the Residual Ectoplasm of Comedy Club."

      Delia
      2019-04-30 11:42:25 +1200

      "I’ve so many amazing memories in the Ngaio Marsh and with Dramasoc. Stoked that new generations of theatre geeks get that place of home too."

      Brendon Bennetts
      2019-04-30 10:55:28 +1200

      "I think my first show in the Ngaio was Richard III and my last was Lysistrata."

      Honey Carmody
      2019-04-30 10:50:21 +1200

      "The Carmody sisters thank you for all your hard work."

      Anonymous pledger
      2019-04-30 10:50:18 +1200
      Harriet Prebble
      2019-04-30 10:49:22 +1200
      Sarah Campagnolo
      2019-04-30 10:36:36 +1200

      "Dramasoc changed my life! The skills I learnt from dramasoc shaped my career, not to mention the beautiful friendships and people I met <3"

      Followers of "Save a Seat(s)" for The Ghosts of Dramasoc Past in the new Ngaio Marsh Theatre!

      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 03/05/2019 at 1:00 PM.