In the Swing of Things
Hey kiddos! Are y'all feeling FRINGEY this week? We're so excited that so many people are out supporting, enjoying, and talking about new work. Even though we're not in the Fringe Festival this year, it's been a busy few weeks under the umbrella!
On Monday, we launched our Indiegogo campaign for Ex-Gays: Not a Str8 Remount! We're inviting you under the umbrella to help bring this little baby back to life. Head over to igg.me/at/exgays to find out more about the 2017 version, the sweet perks, and why this show is so important to us right now.
Yesterday, we announced a call for collaborators for the 2017-2018 season. Auditions will be held on Saturday, August 26 at SpringHouse Ministry Center. Come show us what you're made of and tell us why you're excited about making new work. Spots are limited, so sign up, cuties!
... And today, we want to give you a sneak peek into the upcoming workshop presentation of Velvet Swing! Here's a little behind-the-scenes from Savage Umbrella for company member Megan Clark:
Savage Umbrella and the ensemble of smart-strong-sexy-awesome-ladies have been in the "work shop" developing Velvet Swing - a play focusing on the Crime-Of-the-(Last)Century and the life of model and vaudeville star Evelyn Nesbit. Our work has been focused on exploring specific biographical instances in Evelyn's life through melodrama and comedy and then re-telling the same story from the opposite angle, through an intimate, multi-faceted and movement-driven perspective.
We want to understand the ins and outs of the woman who can be described both as an angel-child and a snake-charming vixen. Her story can be used as a bed-time cautionary tale to keep a Victorian Lady in her place or as a rags-to-riches parable encouraging young girls to boot-strap their way to the top. Swinging between these outrageous perspectives, the ensemble is exploring modern femininity and how it feels to be the "It-Girl".