WHEN I CAME HOME AFTER FIFTEEN YEARS

Funded on Spacehive 6 February 2021

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WHEN I CAME HOME AFTER FIFTEEN YEARS

WHEN I CAME HOME AFTER FIFTEEN YEARS

Amazonia Music Theatre By Amazonia Music Theatre

A community project combining local residents and professional actors who will perform an explosive drama on the themes of displacement, longing and belonging.

City of Westminster Delivery stage

53
backers
£11,656
raised
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This project was funded on 06 Feb 2021!

WHEN I CAME HOME AFTER 15 YEARS is a show based on the universal themes of displacement, longing and belonging. Narratives of women's stories intertwine. Alora is a Muslim asylum seeker arriving in the UK, eager to have a better education and see the West. Maria is a British doctor from a privileged background and unclear about her religious beliefs, travelling to work in a warzone. Through songs, humour, chant and dialogue, we will explore themes of this play. A cast five professional actors, we invite 12 members of the community to create this workshop performance. This will give members of the public the opportunity to work with a professional theatre company, and for us all to have dialogue around themes of culture, religion, privilege and displacement. Through improvisation, mask work and chant, we will explore the themes of this play. CHORAL POEM: "I live in a house. It has no roof. I walk five miles to get water. I am old I am young. My days are numbered.

What we'll deliver:

  • A fabulous, thought-provoking and powerful piece of multimedia theatre.
  • An educative programme for community members, working with professionals.

Why it's a great idea:

The project will develop people's sense of the power and importance of live theatre. It will also create dialogue around the important, current, deeply personal and sensitive themes of religion, privilege and culture, which are so much in the minds and hearts of the public today.

Steps to get it done:

  • Auditions and engaging members of the public
  • Workshopping
  • Rehearsals and discussion
  • Home study
  • Sourcing costuming, props and set
  • Technical Rehearsals
  • Marketing
  • Performance

Location City of Westminster

About the space

Custom Location

Council

London Borough of Camden

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How will the money be spent?Total £11,551

Actor/Musicians - £2,500 (22%)
Director - £2,000 (17%)
Writer - £2,000 (17%)
Photographer/Filmmaker - £1,000 (9%)
Cockpit Theatre - £900 (8%)
10 days rehearsal hire space - £600 (5%)
Props, Costuming and Set - £500 (4%)
Marketing - £500 (4%)
Choreographer - £400 (3%)
Taxis - £150 (1%)
Other - £1,001 (9%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

22%
Actor/Musicians
£2,500
17%
Director
£2,000
17%
Writer
£2,000
9%
Photographer/Filmmaker
£1,000
8%
Cockpit Theatre
£900
5%
10 days rehearsal hire space
£600
4%
Props, Costuming and Set
£500
4%
Marketing
£500
3%
Choreographer
£400
1%
Taxis
£150
9%
Other Read More
£1,001
  • Spacehive fees
    £551
  • Transaction Fees
    £190
  • Expenses for community
    £150
  • VAT
    £110

Overfunding

This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Paying the professional Actors Equity Minimum
  • Offering additional workshops to general public

Total £11,551

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