Actors Theatre Apprentices in Flight

Actors Theatre of Louisville

100% of $10,000
$0 of $10,000 to go
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About This Project

Sleep Rock Thy Brain is a new play at Actors Theatre about the brain science of sleep. It consists of three interconnected one-act plays written by a team of playwrights and will premiere at this year's Humana Festival of New American Plays. Your gift will cover the production costs of this unique new play.

What makes this play so special??
  • Sleep Rock Thy Brain is made up of aerial choreography by ZFX Flying Effects. Aerial effects are usually just for spectacle (see: flying monkeys and Peter Pan...), but this play will actually weave the flying effects into the narrative of the play. The flying isn't just the icing on the cake, it's the batter.
  • This play represents an exciting partnership between Actors Theatre, University of Louisville, Jefferson County Public Schools, and ZFX Flying Effects. The play will be performed in the newly built downtown Lincoln Elementary Performing Arts School. The students at Lincoln are just as excited as we are about seeing this play being developed in their own backyard. After we finished installing the rigging for the aerial work, the students voted on which of their teachers they most wanted to see fly. Not surprisingly, Lincoln Principal (and rockstar) Susan French was at the top of the list! 
  • Art, science, sleep, dreaming, AND flying? Does it get cooler than that?
  • UofL will be producing a second production of Sleep Rock Thy Brain immediately after the Actors Theatre premiere. UofL is planning a campus and community-wide exploration of the science of sleep, with the production of Sleep Rock Thy Brain at the center.
  • The play was written especially for the 2012-2013 Acting Apprentice Company. The team of playwrights collaborated with each other and the Acting Apprentices for a truly unique piece of theatre.

Costumes: $3,500
Props: $2,500
Sets: $2,000
Headsets: $2,000
TOTAL: $10,000

Donor Benefits

Up to $109
Inside Actors newsletter
E-mail updates from the Theatre

All of the above, plus
Insider chats and artist luncheons

All of the above, plus
Special invitation to tech events
Recognition in the program
Box office donor hotline

All of the above, plus
Name on the lobby plaque

$1,000- $2,499
All of the above, plus
Complimentary scripts
Invitations to opening night celebrations

All of the above, plus
Invitation to exclusive Humana Festival parties

All of the above, plus
Exclusive insider experiences
Participation in the Humana Festival Page to Stage program

All of the above, plus
Recognition in the program as the underwriter of the design element of a play
An invitation to meet behind-the-scenes with a set designer