Received directly, an appeal to help fund Poison Apple Initiative's Woyzek via www.kickstarter.com:
About This Project: Following our successful fundraiser for our production of Crumble (Lay Me Down, Justin Timberlake), Poison Apple Initiative is drumming up support for a new production of Georg Büchner's working class tragedy Woyzeck. This fundraiser will allow us to pay our cast, production team, band and crew for a project that has been six months in development. Our minimum goal is $1,000, but any funds raised beyond that will allow us to pay our amazing team even closer to what they deserve (which is at least $1000 a piece). Please visit www.kickstarter.com to learn more and to donate what you can.
Woyzeck is the tragic tale of a military barber's struggle to make ends meet and support his common-law wife and baby. He is ridiculed by society and subjected to inhumane experiments by a doctor. After a year of eating only peas, he begins to hallucinate, Marie turns her attentions elsewhere, and their disconnection ends in violence.
Incorporating found text, vivid visual tableaus, and live music by Adam Glasseye Beckley and his band, Reverend Glasseye, this new production of Woyzeck will be performed in the intimate Space 12, a multi-use performance and cafe space in East Austin. Directed by Bethany Perkins and featuring Paul Szent-Miklosy, Karen Alvarado, John Cooley, Kara Juarez-Jones, Sergio Alvarado, Melody Herron, Bastion Carboni and Jordan Cooper.
Keep an eye out for video interviews and clips of the rehearsal process, and please join us for the performances (Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday nights, the first three weeks of June 2011) even if you are unable to donate to this campaign.