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"The Amish Project"

A project by: Ashley Mapley-Brittle


WE RAISED £1,200

from 12 donors

This project received donations on Fri 25 Sep 2020
"Extraordinary...compelling...the play is also a remarkable piece of writing." New York Times

The Project

After two years on the MFA Theatre Directing Course at East 15 Acting School, I am directing my theatre dissertation "The Amish Project" by Jessica Dickey at the Corbett Theatre.  A deeply compelling and emotional play, "The Amish Project" explores the power of forgiveness and compassion in the aftermath of tragedy.  This project wouldn't be possible without your support, thank you!

The Show

"The Amish Project" is a fictional exploration of the Nickel Mines schoolhouse shooting in an Amish community and the path of forgiveness and compassion forged in its wake.  Originally a one woman show, "The Amish Project" has now been adapted for an ensemble.  In keeping with the original one woman show, this ensemble production has been cast entirely female.  Praised by the New York Times as "Extraordinary...Compelling..." and winner of the CAPPIE Award for Best Play.

Director: Ashley Mapley-Brittle

Assistant Director: Patrick Kibbie

Deputy Stage Manager: Lewis Macey


Barbara Ferrara-Bardile

Maria Lisberg-Jonasson

Francesca Marcolina

Paula Piotrowska

Anne Alessandro

Natalie Sproston

Hvini Ingrid

Where will the money go?

Our minimum goal will ensure that our actors and crew can be paid and that we can pay for marketing and photography. This will not cover our set, costume and design costs. If we go over our target the money will still be evenly divided among the cast and crew.

If we hit our full target, this is how we have thoughtfully budgeted the amount, ensuring all cast and crew members are paid fairly:

  • £700 Actors - Rehearsals and 2 performances (£100 x 7 Actors)
  • £100 Deputy Stage Manager
  • £100 Assistant Director
  • £100 Director
  • £200 Marketing and Photography 


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More show information will be available on the East 15 Events web page come September, so stay tuned and check in!


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