Take part in Blasted!'s first production: Eigengrau!

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<p> Blasted ! is a new theatre company whose purpose is to bring plays from the four corners of the Earth to the widest audience possible. We are currently preparing our first production: Eigengrau by Penelope Skinner.</p> <p>  </p> <p> After a rehearsed reading during the Peril Jeune! Festival on October 23rd 2015, <strong>Confluences invited us to produce the play for the first time on May 11th and 12th 2016</strong>. We’ll then bring the play to the <strong>Manufacture des Abbesses from May 15th to June 15th, Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. </strong>We’ll also be performing on <strong>June 4th at the Journées Jeune Création Festival at Theatre 95, a publicly funded theatre, dedicated to contemporary plays.</strong></p> <p> <strong>In winter, </strong>we'll also be performing in <strong>Levallois Perret.</strong></p> <p>  </p> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="304" src="//cdn.embedly.com/widgets/media.html?src=https%3A%2F%2Fplayer.vimeo.com%2Fvideo%2F153611695&amp;wmode=opaque&amp;url=https%3A%2F%2Fvimeo.com%2F153611695&amp;image=http%3A%2F%2Fi.vimeocdn.com%2Fvideo%2F553943332_1280.jpg&amp;key=ff2702755d9749cda571c6d6c2f3eb46&amp;type=text%2Fhtml&amp;schema=vimeo" width="540"></iframe> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>WHAT'S EIGENGRAU?</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Two worlds collide: myths and the modern metropolis</strong>. The play raises an existential question: in a world depleted of its fixed landmarks and saturated by storytelling and ideals, how can one step into adulthood?</p> <p> Caught in a relentless flow, constantly interconnected and yet lonely, “generation Y” struggle with their own fantasies and strive to reach their full potential.</p> <p>  </p> <p> At first glance, Tim, Cassie, Mark and Rose are four archetypes taken directly from a TV series – the loser, the feminist, the golden boy and the new age airhead. They are struggling to follow through with the paths they have set for themselves. <strong>As their convictions waver, they must make a choice: sink deep into destructive selfishness or take a step back, grow up and open themselves to others.</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> On stage, the realistic relationships will be confronted to sounds, lights and a set that will distort this reality, transport us beyond the series and myths, somewhere between <strong>the naïve elation of youth and the abyss of Greek tragedy. </strong></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Comic_crossp001en-1457089658" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/285870/COMIC_CROSSP001EN-1457089658.jpg"></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>SYNOPSIS</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> London, generation Y</p> <p>  </p> <p> Rose has moved into Cassie’s flat.</p> <p> Tim is crashing at Mark’s on the other side of town.</p> <p>  </p> <p> Rose thinks she’s dating Mark who has a crush on Cassie. Tim meets Rose and is crazy about her.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>            Mark is fighting for cash</strong></p> <p> <strong>            Cassie is fighting patriarchy</strong></p> <p> <strong>            Rose is fighting evil</strong></p> <p> <strong>            And Tim fights to wake up in the morning.</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> Deep in the urban jungle, they are searching</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>            Tim is searching to belong</strong></p> <p> <strong>            Rose is searching for her soul mate</strong></p> <p> <strong>            Cassie is searching for equality</strong></p> <p> <strong>            And Mark is searching to get laid.</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> Basically, what they are really searching for is themselves.</p> <p>  </p> <p> These<strong> four young Londoners must come to terms with their doubts and contradictions</strong> in an urban paradigm that is ever so quick to shove it all under the carpet. This <strong>personal and universal journey turns mythica</strong>l in a world where everything is subjective, where so many images transform our reality. </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>THE TEAM</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> a play by Penelope Skinner</p> <p>  </p> <p> director: Zoé Lemonnier</p> <p> translator: Aurore Kahan </p> <p>  </p> <p> with Aurore Kahan, Mélanie Peyre, Nicolas Schmitt, Pol Tronco</p> <p>  </p> <p> set design: Miguel Pelleterat</p> <p> sound design: Alexandre Laillé</p> <p> lighting design: Gillian Duda</p> <p> video editor: Sarah Layani</p> <p> <img alt="Eigengrau002en-1457089715" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/285872/EIGENGRAU002EN-1457089715.jpg"></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>SCHEDULE AND PERFORMANCES</strong></p> <p> <strong>April 17th to 30th: Rehearsal at ENSATT </strong>(Lyon)</p> <p> <strong>May 3rd to May 6th:</strong> <strong>Rehearsal at Espace Dérives</strong> (Cie du Sisyphe Heureux) </p> <p> <strong>May 11th and 12th</strong>: <strong>first performances </strong>of Eigengrau <strong>at Confluences (Paris) </strong></p> <p> <strong>May 15th to June 15th (Sun, Mon, Tues, Wed) </strong>: 20 performances at <strong>Manufacture des Abbesses (Paris)</strong></p> <p> <strong>June 4th:</strong> performance at<strong> Theatre 95 (</strong>publicly funded theatre dedicated to new writing), for <strong>the Jeune Creation Festival</strong></p> <p> <strong>Winter 2016</strong>: 6 performances in <strong>Levallois Perret. </strong></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p>

Allocation of funds

<p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> We receive no public funding. In spite of this, <strong>we managed to collect four fifth of the budget</strong> with our own money and several charitable souls. With this we were able to pay:</p> <p> <strong>- the upfront payment for the play</strong></p> <p> <strong>- the set</strong></p> <p> <strong>- the rehearsal spaces </strong></p> <p> <strong>- wages and social contributions for our cast and crew (rehearsals and first dates)</strong></p> <p> <strong>- communication tools</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>With an extra 4000€, we could pay:</strong></p> <p> - <strong>Costumes: 500€</strong></p> <p> <strong>- Our PR lady: 1000€</strong></p> <p> <strong>- Further communication tools: 500€</strong></p> <p> <strong>- and we could also ensure part of the hire of the performance space: 2000€</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Should your kindness extend further,</strong> we would be able to pay for a <strong>recording of the show </strong>to find more venues and <strong>put more money aside for the theatre</strong>.</p> <p> <strong>10% of the donations over 4000€ will be donated to other projects on KissKissBankBank</strong>. We are shamelessly copying the “Kicking in forward” scheme made available on US crowdfunding platforms. Spread some love around, why the hell not?</p>



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FAME The previous rewards + a dancing gif of a character of your choice for you on the music you choose via email or on social media

Estimated delivery: May 2016


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HOW I MET YOUR OFFER The previous rewards + an autographed poster of the play (keep it and soon you’ll have an amazing markup on eBay. Unbeatable ROI, only with Eigengrau)

Estimated delivery: May 2016


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CHEERS The previous rewards + a ticket to the sh-show, just for you, any day with a drinky

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ONCE UPON A TIME The previous reward + a tutorial by Rose to create your origami to win the love of your life (back) and all the necessary trimmings + a personalized extract from a little known fairy tale (because it's not all Disney, go tell Rose that, actually!)


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FRIENDS The previous rewards + 2 seats to the show + drinks for two

Estimated delivery: May 2016


    SHAMELESS The previous rewards + one of the actors records your voice mail message OR calls who you’d like to get you out of a meeting you can’t be f****d to go to.

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    SPOOKS The previous rewards + Attend a rehearsal, either physically if you’re in Paris or Lyon, or through Skype. + The rehearsal will be followed by dinner or a private Q&A with the team. + Cheeper tickets for future productions by Blasted!

    Estimated delivery: May 2016


      LITTLE BRITAIN The previous rewards + dinner with the cast at the Bombardier, the best English pub in the heart of Paris!

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        LIMITLESS The previous rewards + A free rehearsed reading of a play t in your house with a small buffet

        Estimated delivery: May 2016

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