Monday, June 17, 2013

Funding Appeal from Uprise! Productions for A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberrry

Uprise Productions Austin TXUpRise! Productions is dedicated to bringing the voices of writers of color to the stage in the Austin, Tx area. We are one of a few companies who consistently feature these writers. Zell Miller, III, is the artistic director of UpRise! Productions. Last year, we produced a very successful and award-winning version of “For Colored Girls who considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf”. 

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This year, we are proud to bring to Austin one of the greatest American plays ever written, A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry. We are bringing one on the architects of “The Jazz Aesthetic," as well as an Obie and Bessie Award winner, Laurie Carlos, to direct our production. Laurie has been Zell's personal mentor for over 15 years. If you have enjoyed Zell's work in the Austin area, then Laurie is to thank. Zell's first community production in Austin as a child was A Raisin in the Sun, playing the role of Travis. Zell is excited to now perform in the role of Walter, which brings Zell's Austin theatre experience full circle. 

We are in need of your financial support to bring this amazing play to the stage. Funds raised will go to such production costs as Director fees and travel, scenery construction, marketing, actor fees, lighting and sound equipment rental, and costumes. Our goal is $3000 by July 19.

Please consider helping us by donating what you can to this campaign and spreading the word about our production. Click on either logo to go to the campaign page. Thank you for your support.

We also hope to see you at the show, August 1-17, at The Vortex in Austin.

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