OUR PROJECT AND US
Lord Blackberry's Apocalypse is the story of a delightfully demented owner of a puppet factory in Los Angeles who imprisons his workers inside the factory to save them from the impending apocalypse. Caitlin Bower's psychosexual puppet play explores the ways in which we deceive ourselves in order to survive the tragedies of reality.
Bower, a graduate of UCLA's School of Theater, Film, and Television where she studied acting and directing, is now making her playwriting debut with the Illyrian Players.
Who are the Illyrian Players? Why would she pick us? The Illyrian Players are a rising LA theater ensemble committed to:
unveiling the relevance of classics,
creating a haven for artists and opportunities for women in the theatre,
promoting a message of sex-positivity and tolerance,
and reclaiming the power of theatre as a subversive art form with which to change the world!
PLUS: past productions have been given sterling reviews with "GO!" ratings from the LAWEEKLY!! (we produce great work)
WHY WE'RE FUNDRAISING
Bower has been putting money away for a long, long while but theater is always more expensive to produce than originaly conceived and thus we are asking you for help! Our goal of $1500 will cover the rent of the theater, the construction of the puppets (marionets, hand puppets, and full body puppets!!), costumes, props and whatever is left over will go to our fringe campaign!
The Illyrian Players believe whole heartedly in bringing GREAT THEATER TO EVERYONE at recession proof prices. The more we can raise the richer the experience.
ALL MONEY DONATED GOES DIRECTLY TO THE PRODUCTION!!!
We are truly inspired by Lord Blackberry's Apocalypse and are dedicated to bringing it to full fruition regardless of the fact that no one is getting paid. Your money goes where it counts: to the play.
Other Ways You Can Help
If you love the arts but are in a bind and can not contribute NEVER FEAR! There is more than one way to trim an impecable Blackberry beard: get the word out about our production! Let your lovers, friends, family, coworkers, frenimies (and hey! even your enemies) know about our production and its needs!
We thank you so much for your time and consideration! You rock :)