Working on a Special Fringe

Ana and Antonio's play, WORKING ON A SPECIAL DAY, has been invited to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and we want to send them there!
Sarah Frazier
New York, New York
United States
2 Team Members

About the Play

From Italy to Mexico to New York to Scotland!

WORKING ON A SPECIAL DAY tells the story of the life-changing encounter between an over-burdened housewife and her mysterious bachelor neighbor on May 8, 1938 - the day Rome celebrates Hitler's visit to Mussolini's Italy. Employing a singular performance style, Mexico City actors Ana Graham & Antonio Vega use only simple props (chalk, blackboard paint) to create a bittersweet human drama that unfolds within the charged political landscape of rising fascism.

It is based on the 1977 Oscar nominated Ettore Scola film, Una Giornata Particolare, that starred Sophia Loren and Marcelo Mastraionni. Ana and Antonio's WORKING ON A SPECIAL DAY is created in a fresh theatrical form that brings the story and timeless themes to new audiences.

This play is especially dear to us because it explores in such an open-hearted way how people work through their differences and fears. It's a performance that celebrates the essence of theatre - that simple, intimate interaction between the artists and you, the audience.

We think the audience at the Fringe Festival this August will love this production, and hopefully give new life to this work and maybe a chance to tour the globe!

What We Need

Audiences and critics have been thrilled with this production and we were blown away when the call came from Edinburgh. We so want to produce this show at the ultimate theatre festival!

Our goal is to raise $5,000 to produce WORKING ON A SPECIAL DAY at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Airfare and lodging are already covered but we still need

  • $2,000 for building the set, including walls;
  • $500 for props and other set materials; and
  • $1,500 for marketing. It's very busy at Fringe and we need to make sure people come to see our show!

In exchange for your dollars, we will be able to gift you props from the set, original artwork from Antonio, or send some good thoughts your way for helping us reach our goal.

Whatever amount we raise, we will make sure Ana and Antonio are able to participate in this amazing experience. We want you to make this happen!

The Impact

Greater diversity in theatre breeds better theatre - we wholeheartedly believe that. By sending Ana and Antonio to Edinburgh Fringe Festival we hope to bring greeater diversity to theatre around the world.

Other Ways You Can Help

Please share this campaign with your friends on Facebook and Twitter! And if you know anyone going to the Fringe, make sure they know about this show!

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  • $8USD

    Thank you for supporting our campaign! You will be warmly thanked on The Play Company's Facebook page.

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  • $25USD

    You will receive a piece of chalk from the set of WORKING ON A SPECIAL DAY, when it was performed at 59E59 in New York City, as well as receive a shout out on our social media sites!

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  • $60USD

    You will receive 2 tickets to any one show during The Play Company's 2013-14 season and be warmly thanked on our social media sites.

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  • $100USD

    Antonio Vega is not just an artist on stage, but on canvas as well. You will receive a beautiful, limited edition print commemorating your participation in this campaign in addition to a hearty thanks on our Facebook page.

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  • $500USD

    You will receive 2 tickets to every show during The Play Company's 2013-14 season and be warmly thanked on our social media sites.

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  • $1,000USD

    You will receive an original portrait of Rosamunda, the beloved parrot from WORKING ON A SPECIAL DAY, or subject of your choice. Plus, you will receive a warm thank you on our social media outlets as well as two tickets to every show in the Play Company's 2013-14 season.

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    Estimated delivery: September 2013
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