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    "Mine" - by Maria Deasy

    "Mine" - a new play by Maria Deasy

    "Mine," a new play by Maria Deasy

    What is the distance between those who push paper and those who dig deep?

     New York, NY, United States
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    THE PLAY
    Rebecca, a Manhattan paralegal, learns of an explosion in one of her client's West Virginia mines, trapping 8 miners underground. As rescue teams attempt to bring the miners home alive under media scrutiny, her bosses concern themselves more with billable hours than loss of life, forcing Rebecca on a journey that questions everything about the world around her. What is the distance between those who push paper and those who dig deep? Can working with lawyers teach you to love the undead?

    SOME BACKSTORY
    For several years, I worked as a corporate paralegal in mergers and acquisitions while I performed as an actress in theatre, TV, and film.  During this time I felt an enormous disconnect between who I was as a person and the work I was doing to survive -- which I assumed was just part of the normal frustration of logging day job hours while dreaming of well-paid time in my creative field.  As life went on, however, I realized that I was a full participant in every aspect of my professional world and that my emotional response to my job was important to examine.  This became all the more apparent when I was assigned to a project that culminated in the loss of human life during an explosion at a client's mine facility. I was deeply affected by the tragedy and disturbed by my connection to a real life story now being played out on CNN.  It became very clear that the business-as-usual means of serving a client had an unseen and profound impact on lives well beyond midtown Manhattan.  What is the distance between those who push paper and those who risk their lives? 

    Today, coal is at the forefront of national conversation.  Policy decisions surrounding the environmental and economic effects of coal mining will define the nature of the industry, and indeed of our country, for decades to come.  How do we release the past with respect for the multi-generational efforts of this industry's working people?  At the same time, how does the United States as a global power move forward with initiative and environmental engagement? While "Mine" is not about any specific real-life event or person, it explores of a world that favors billable hours over loss of human life in a stylized and distorted reality.   

    THE PRODUCTION
    I am so excited to premiere "Mine" during the inaugural season of the Broadway Bound Theatre Festival, a new NYC-based festival in which "Playwrights Take Center Stage."  BBTF is a curated theatre festival dedicated to transforming emerging playwrights into producers by nurturing, educating and working with them on new, complete works within the festival framework -- with an eye toward the bigger stage.  

    To bring "Mine" to life, we need your help!

    As a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization, "Mine" is eligible for charitable contributions.  Your contributions will make possible:

    • Creative Compensation:  Actors, designers and stage personnel often work for free, though they are experienced and talented professionals.  I believe strongly in paying my team! 
    • Rehearsal Space
    • Set, Props, & Costumes!
    • Van Rental to transport those Set, Props and Costumes!
    • Insurance
    • Publicity

    I hope you will join our team on this adventure!

    "Mine" will be performed at Theater at 14th St. Y, 344 East 14 St. at the following dates and times:

    Monday, July 31 / 4 PM
    Wednesday, August 2 / 7:30 PM
    Saturday, August 5 / 3:30 PM


    "Mine" - by Maria Deasy is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of "Mine" - by Maria Deasy must be made payable to “Fractured Atlas” only and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

    Rewards

    Donate $25.00 or more

    Amount is fully tax-deductible.

    Legal Assistant

    Special recognition in our program

    Donate $50.00 or more

    Amount over $12.00 is tax-deductible.

    Paralegal

    "Mine" water bottle with original logo by designer, Hiram Pines
    Special recognition in our program

    Donate $100.00 or more

    Amount over $22.00 is tax-deductible.

    Law Librarian

    Invitation to our cast party
    "Mine" water bottle with original logo by designer, Hiram Pines
    Special recognition in our program

    Donate $250.00 or more

    Amount over $35.00 is tax-deductible.

    Law Clerk

    Invitation to the cast party
    "Mine" t-shirt with original design by artist, Joanne Steinhardt
    Special recognition in our program

    Donate $500.00 or more

    Amount over $85.00 is tax-deductible.

    Associate

    Invitation to the cast party
    2 tickets to a performance
    "Mine" t-shirt with original design by artist, Joanne Steinhardt
    Special recognition in our program

    Donate $1,000.00 or more

    Amount over $175.00 is tax-deductible.

    Partner

    Attend a rehearsal during tech week
    Drinks with the playwright
    2 tickets to a performance
    Invitation to the cast party
    "Mine" t-shirt with original design by artist, Joanne Steinhardt
    Special recognition in our program

    Donate $2,500.00 or more

    Amount over $285.00 is tax-deductible.

    Of Counsel

    Attend a rehearsal during tech week
    Dinner with the playwright
    2 tickets to a performance
    Invitation to the cast party
    "Mine" t-shirt with original design by artist, Joanne Steinhardt
    Special recognition in our program