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Lord Blackberry's Apocalypse: a psychosexual puppet play!
Katelyn Myer
Los Angeles, California
United States
2 Team Members


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)


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. 


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 :)

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  • $5USD
    Every little but helps!

    We will happily and lovingly print your name in the program in our list of thanks! Our dream is a scroll that unfolds with the list of hundreds of names: very theatrical...

    2 claimed
  • $10USD
    Get Your Sticker On!

    With your name in the program comes an original "I SURVIVED LORD BLACKBERRY'S APOCALYPSE!!!" sticker. How cool will your car/binder look with one of those sweet thangs?!

    3 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2013
  • $15USD
    Hey mom! I'm in the moveis!

    PERSONALIZED THANK YOU VIDEO FROM THE CHARACTER(S) OF YOUR CHOICE!!! just send us your email and "wham bam thank you mam" you've got an earnest, hilarious, grateful (possibly creepy depending on the character) thank you just for you :) +name in program +sticker

    3 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2013
  • $25USD
    Blackberry for your wall!

    A SIGNED COPY OF THE PRODUCTION POSTER...could be worth millions some day :) +name in program +sticker +video

    11 claimed
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  • $50USD
    Better and Better!

    TICKET TO THE SHOW!!! with grateful hugs from the cast post performance, we could all use more hugs :) +name in program +sticker +video +poster

    4 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2013
  • $100USD
    Illyrian Gear!

    A hot off the press FRESH SCREEN PRINTED Illyrian Players t-shirt!! With your choice saying or image created by our own amazing artistic director Carly D. Weckstein. Send us your email and we'll reply with options! Choose what tickles your fancy and soon on your doorstep will be a brand new shirt :) PLUS name in program +sticker +video +poster +TICKET TO THE SHOW!!!

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    Estimated delivery: March 2013
  • $400USD

    Send us your email and Carly (our artistic director and founder of the Illyrian Players) will create an original painting of you IN THE APOCALYPSE!!! Just imagine: you...in your own personal vision of the apocalypse, artfully crafted in your favorite color scheme. Could it get any better?? YES! because it comes with name in program +sticker +video +poster +tshirt +TICKET TO THE SHOW!!

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    Estimated delivery: March 2013
  • $1,000USD
    MINI ME!!!!!!!

    The Illyrian Players artists will MAKE A PUPPET OF YOU!!! Ever watched the muppets and wondered what you would look like as a puppet? The Illyrian Players want to make your dreams come true :) Send us a photo of you and your puppet will be delivered by mail to your doorstep in April PLUS name in program +sticker +video +poster +tshirt +TICKET TO THE SHOW!!!

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    Estimated delivery: April 2013
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