Leos Ensemble is proud to present the first US production of small hours by Lucy Kirkwood and Ed Hime to the Festival of Independent Theatres in Dallas, Texas and we need your help!
In small hours, a woman spends the night in an apartment while her baby sleeps fitfully in the next room. Her husband is away and she can’t sleep. She watches TV. She eats chocolate. She vacuums. Ed Hime and Lucy Kirkwood’s haunting play explores ideas about failure, loss, motherhood, and depression, and pushes the boundaries of storytelling in contemporary theatre.
Featuring Barrett Nash. Performing at the 21st Annual FIT Festival July 12-August 3, 2019 at the Bath House Cultural Center https://festivalofindependenttheatres.org/
LEOS ENSEMBLE is a contemporary theatre group based in Dallas, Texas.
The Ensemble’s mission is to:
- Focus on the work of the actor as storyteller
- Produce international plays and bring international directors, designers, and companies to DFW
- Embrace innovative theatrical devices, technology, and techniques
- Advocate for access, outreach, and education between theatres and communities
NICK LEOS is a theatre director and choreographer originally from Mesquite. He recently returned to Dallas from London, where he received an MFA in Theatre Directing from East 15 Acting School, founded by Margaret Walker and based on the work of Joan Littlewood’s famed Theatre Workshop. In London, he directed Shakespeare’s Antony & Cleopatra Off-West-End at the Stockwell Playhouse. He also developed and directed Free Solo: A New Musical by Jack Godfrey and Celine Snippe, which ran at the Drayton Arms Theatre, after being developed at the Camden Fringe Festival, Tristan Bates Theatre, and as part of the BEAM2018 Festival showcasing new British musicals . He also directed In The Continuum by Danai Gurira and Nikkole Salter at the Bread & Roses Theatre. In the US, Nick was assistant director for the national tour of Catch Me If You Can directed by Matt Lenz, and associate director on Press Play directed by Sadie Jane as part of the Araca Project. In Dallas, he is a member of Danielle Georgiou Dance Group, is a 2019 Imprint Theatreworks Directing Fellow, and works with Uptown Players, Theatre Three, Garland Summer Musicals, and Bishop Lynch High School. He currently teaches in the Theatre Department at Eastfield College. BFA: Oklahoma State
BARRETT NASH is honored to have been chosen to share this experience with you. She could most recently be seen in Wingspan’s production of On The Verge by Eric Overmeyer. DFW credits include: PLAY (WingSpan, F.I.T. 2016), A Behanding in Spokane (Second Thought), New Jerusalem (Stage West), Five Women Wearing the Same Dress (Contemporary Theatre of Dallas), The Violet Hour, This is Our Youth (Upstart Productions), GINT (Broken Gears), and Feeding the Moonfish (WingSpan). Barrett made the Dallas Observer's "Best of 2011" theatre list for her "breakout comedy turn" in Five Women and received a DFW Critics Forum Award for her performance in My Name is Rachel Corrie (Rite of Passage/Second Thought) in 2012. Ms. Nash holds a BFA in Theatre from the University of Texas and is one of the founding members of Upstart Productions. Her work in this show is dedicated to anyone who understands what it means to have lost their true self...you are not alone...keep digging.
WHERE YOU COME IN
We're asking for your help to make this project a reality. As a new company, your donations will help cover the costs of rights, transportation, set and prop materials, and artist pay.
OUR MINIMUM GOAL OF £500 (APPX. $630 USD) TO HELP COVER THE RIGHTS OF THE PLAY AND A SMALL ACTOR STIPEND
WE ARE HOPING TO REACH OUR FULL FUNDRAISING GOAL OF £1750 (APPX. $2200 USD) TO COVER THE RIGHTS, SET, PROPS, FURNITURE PUBLICITY AND FULL PAY FOR THE ACTORS AND DESIGNERS!
WHERE WILL THE MONEY GO?
Reaching our minimum goal of £500 (Appx. $630) will breakdown as follows:
- Rights & Licenses: £450 ($570)
- Actor fee: £50 ($60)
If we reach the £1750 ($2200) Goal, here is how our costs will break down:
- Rights & Licenses: £450 ($570)
- Set building materials & furniture: £300 ($380)
- Props: £100 ($125)
- Transportation & Storage of set/costumes/props: £100 ($125)
- Publicity, Marketing, and Promotion: £250 ($300)
- Actor fee: £250 ($300)
- Designers & Tech Crew Pay: £300 ($375)
We have some great rewards available for every level of sponsorship. Please let us know if you have any questions about the rewards!
Find us here
Festival Website: www.festivalofindependenttheatres.org
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- You don't need to give money to help us succeed! Please share this project with anyone you think would support us – on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, by email, telephone, in a chat over the fence or on your blog.
- In fact, share it with everyone you know as we think it's a great idea, and the more people who know about it, the more likely we are to make this work out brilliantly.
- And we know we said you don't need to give money to help us, but we'd love it if you did! Please sponsor us and help make this happen.