QUAKE: A Love Story
We were accepted to the New York International Fringe Festival!!!!!
It's Aug. 9-25, 2013, and we need your help getting there from Orlando, FL. We're gonna kick some Big Apple butt, but we can't do it alone!
Here’s the SparkNotes version of our play!
Joe and Hannah have been married for a while - married just out of high school - and they can't seem to make it work.
With no clear answer, they decide to try and go their separate ways.
While splitting up their belongings in a utility closet full of junk, Joe and Hannah find themselves face to face with fate when an earthquake hits, trapping them inside. Over the following days, without food, water, or a bathroom ... Joe and Hannah panic, fight, play games, sing songs and do whatever they have to in order to survive the present, their past, and each other.
Taking place entirely within the confines of a utility closet, this two-person tour-de-force is a must-see at this year's Fringe. Full of music, physical comedy, and high drama, QUAKE is a production you won't want to miss.
Premiering at the Humboldt County Acata Theater in 2010, QUAKE went on to sweep the stages of the Minnesota, San Francisco, and Berkshire Fringe Festivals. These initial productions were performed by the playwright, Tyler Olsen, and Zuzka Sabata. After that, Justin Baldwin and Lara Miller obtained the rights and had a successful run at the Cincinnati Fringe Festival in 2012, receiving three Cincinnati/Dayton, OH Broadway World Award nominations (including Best Play and Acting nominations for both Justin and Lara).
Here's what some writerly people have said about QUAKE so far:
"QUAKE is well-done: a bittersweet story about realizing very important things at the worst possible moment, but also, before it’s too late. And in a very small space."
- Harper Lee, CityBeat
"… a funny, poetic, poignant, and visceral experience."
- Michael Fields, Dell'Arte International
"astonishing and heartening ..."
- William Kowinski, Eureka Times-Standard
- David Ferney, Arcata Playhouse
Now we need you to help Justin, Kelly, and Trevin take this play to the next level!!!
A.R.T. Artistic Director: Justin Baldwin
Producers: Justin Baldwin & Emma Marks
Director: Trevin Cooper
Stage Manager: Angel Emerson
Cast: Justin Baldwin & Kelly Kilgore
Lighting: James Lees
Graphic Design: Lawton Lovely
Why We Need Your Help!
We love this play. After having it passed to us from its creators, we knew this was a story that needed to be told. We think it’s a perfect fringe festival show: honest, intimate, and funny.
We submitted our proposal to the New York International Fringe Festival and we've been accepted! We are now in the process of putting together the next step of the QUAKE Tour, and we need your help in making it to NYC.
Your contribution to our campaign will allow us to take our production to New York. After having played successfully in Arcata, San Francisco, Minnesota, and most recently in Cincinnati, the next step is the Big Apple.
We need your generosity so that our production can afford the following items:
- NYC Fringe Registration Fee - (Expensive!!!)
- Set - The play is set in a closet, so the required set is pretty minimal, but we need pieces capable of being broken down into small enough bits to travel to NYC and being stored in a very small section of the theatre.
- Props - Some of our props can be found in our own closets; but we need a dozen or so props that require purchase as they will be destroyed or consumed during the show! So we don't want to borrow your stuff ... cause you won't get it back!
- Marketing - We're putting this bad boy up in NYC, so we need as much marketing material as we can get our hands on! A producer in NYC once told me that if you're doing a show up there you need to spend half your budget on marketing ... We're not going to use half, but we need to be able to get the word out! And that's going to cost us some pretty serious dough.
- Travel - Your contribution will also literally help us get to NYC. We're going to be hauling a set, actors, lights, props, and a whole lot of awesomeness to New York, and your donation will help us afford gas, trailer, parking, and travel expenses.
- Anything Left Over - Ha! As you know, there are always expenses that come up unexpectedly. if we are able to fully fund our production and have any kind of money left over from our fundraising, the remaining funds will be spent on last ditch marketing efforts such as extra flyers and posters, venue tip for the amazing theatre techs who help us in our venue in NYC, etc.
What Do You Get in Return for Your Awesomeness?!
We're going to send you something to remember our production and how valuable your contribution was to us achieving our goal!
Rehearsal photos, flyers autographed by the actors, posters autographed by the entire artistic team, photos of the production in NYC, and tickets to the show -- we've got plenty of snail-mail-worthy perks!
We are soooooo super excited to take this beautiful play to its next incarnation in New York City. Please consider helping us out, whether it's through a donation, by sharing our IndieGoGo on your Facebook page, or by spreading the word to your friends. We appreciate every dollar, and we can't do it without your help! :)
- Justin, Kelly, and Trevin