What’s the Play About?
College friends reunite at their log cabin for a fun weekend of careless debauchery and boozy catch ups. Then it starts to snow and it doesn’t stop. Secrets are revealed. Gloves come off. And the sweet, brown eyed deer…are hungry. Very hungry.
Who Are We?
We are a coalition of artists who met at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. We have been working together in various contexts and on countless projects for upwards of four years. As recent college graduates, this play marks our first opportunity as theater professionals and our first production in New York. We ask for your help in making this collaboration, and our first step onto the New York stage, a reality. Thank you!
Love, Daniel Cuff, Thomas Kelsey, Starr Kirkland, Annelise Nielsen, Julia Piker, Linda Tardiff, Peter Staley and Zach Smith.
I wrote The Brink of Us because
I want to go to theater that is An Experience. I want to see jealousy, mayhem,
dinner party chatter gone awry, hungry animals, snow, drugs, hunger, blood,
blood, more blood, bad blood, good blood, angry animals, switched allegiances, more
drugs, gut-punching jokes, drawn-out deceptions and unsettling dreamscapes.
And, I want it to happen a foot away from all of us, The Participants.
- Delaney Britt Brewer
Hi! My name is Kara-Lynn Vaeni and here’s why I think you should give money to this project:
- This play. This play is creepy and weird and funny and it makes you feel things. I like seeing theater like that, don’t you?
- These actors. Honestly, these actors are so good in these roles. Like SO. GOOD. It gives me joy to watch them, and it will bring you joy too. And they’re all fairly new to the city and they’re doing the things that actors do…day jobbing, auditioning, taking classes…
So, To Sum Up:
This play is awesome. And these actors are awesome in it. (the directing ain’t bad either). If you like things that are awesome, and if you like the idea of being able to make a crucial difference in a person’s career, at a crucial time in their life, then this is the way to do it.
I’m in! How much do you need?
Wow, that seems like a lot. Is it?
Nope! It’s actually really bare bones production-wise. Look! We did research. Here’s where the money goes:
Rehearsal space: $ 2,500
Performance space: $ 3,500
Set: $ 2,500
Costumes: $ 2,000
Lights: $ 1,500
Video: $ 1,000
If we raise more, we’ll be able to pay some people. It’s great to pay people. Then they can eat and have homes!
- I don’t have money, but I want to help. What can I do?
- Is this show actually happening, or…
· On behalf of playwright Delaney Britt Brewer, whose last play, Wolves, got her noticed in the New York Times as “a player to watch.”
· On behalf of eight recent theater school graduates who are taking the big plunge and creating their own opportunities to work.
· On behalf of a beautiful and talented director who is working so hard to bring this play to crazy, suspenseful, bloody life...