The Apricity Project

    The Antiscians – at Edinburgh Fringe – a new fairy tale

    We are THE APRICITY PROJECT bringing a brand new genre bending fairy tale, THE ANTISCIANS, to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018.

     Los Angeles, CA, United States
    This is a Fiscally-Sponsored Project

    Fiscally Sponsored by Fractured Atlas

    Our new theatrical genre bending play, THE ANTISCIANS is going to the EDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL in August 2018... and WE NEED YOUR HELP!

    We are RYAN NAPIER and COURTNEY OLIPHANT and we have written a brand spankin’ new play that we are self-producing and self-funding with the launch of our new theatre company, THE APRICITY PROJECT. 

    Based out of LOS ANGELES, THE APRICITY PROJECT is a team of artists, entrepreneurs, and storytellers crafting new stories of the human experience for a world that desperately yearns to understand. APRICITY (n): The warmth of the sun in winter.

    THE ANTISCIANS has been a really special project for us. We’ve been working on the play for over a year now and what started as barely a seed of an idea over chips and hummus has become an enormous undertaking that we are so proud to share with the world this Summer! 

    THE ANTISCIANS at THE EDINBURGH FRINGE 2018

    The Edinburgh Fringe is the largest theatre festival in the world! It takes over every doorway and alleyway in Edinburgh and the city vibrates with theatre, dance, and comedy for 4 weeks!

    The opportunity to perform at the Edinburgh Fringe will give us a global platform to have conversation around the things we all struggle with as human beings: racial reconciliation, grief, friendship, love, and empathy and understanding of those who are different than us. It will also enable us to promote the show to other organizations and producers so that we can extend the life of this project with an international tour. 

    Please check out our website: www.theapricityproject.com

    BUT WHAT’S THIS PLAY ABOUT?

    A warlock named Watho, seized by the madness of grief, raises two girls in isolation. When the girls meet for the first time, they're challenged by their differences and strengthened by their decisions to overcome them. Told through an enchanting fusion of spoken word, dance and physical storytelling, THE ANTISCIANS is a mesmerizing rendering of grief, desire and the strengths of our diversity.

    The initial inspiration for THE ANTISCIANS were fairy tales by the late Scottish writer George MacDonald; most specifically, The Day Boy and the Night Girl. MacDonald's effortlessly magical language and fantastical imagination inspired us to create a fairy tale for the modern day, one that urgently tackled themes of grief, racial reconciliation, and the strength and empowerment of identity. Through spoken word, song, dance, and physical storytelling, we wanted to tell a story that would engage hearts and minds and could transcend barriers of age, race, and maturity.

    “OUR STORY BEGINS AS EVERY FINE STORY SHOULD… AT THE BRINK OF A BREAK OF ALL THAT IS GOOD.” – Prologue, THE ANTISCIANS


    CAST/CREATIVE TEAM: To learn more about our incredible team, visit 

    CAST:
    Chelsie Blackwell
    Jaimy Gardner 
    Jamye Joseph
    Ryan Napier 
    Courtney Anne Oliphant
    Marina Stratton 

    CREATIVE TEAM:
    Doug Oliphant – Director 
    Wesley Charles Chew – Lighting Design
    Lynne Marie Martens – Costume Design
    Becca Kessin– Sound Design
    Courtney Oliphant/Ryan Napier – Original music 
    Caitlin Leong – Production Manager
    Jordan Stanberry – Choreographer


    FUTURE OF THE APRICITY PROJECT


    Edinburgh Fringe 2018 is where it all begins…. We hope to use THE APRICTIY PROJECT as our vehicle to tour the world, bringing our unique stories to global audiences to encourage dialogue and conversation around racial reconciliation.

    WHERE WILL YOUR MONEY GO? 


    Venue hire, Edinburgh Fringe Registration $4,000
    *THE ANTISCIANS will be performed at the GREENSIDE ROYAL TERRACE as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival from August 3rd – 18th, 2018. 
     "Undoubtedly one of the most charming venues at the Fringe" - The Guardian.

    Publicity! Posters, flyers, advertisement. $1,000 
    *There are over 4,000 shows during the 4 week Fringe Festival, so marketing and publicity is crucial to a successful run!

    Production Set & Costumes $1,000


    **Any donations we receive above and beyond $6,000 will support future touring opportunities. 

    Even if you can't donate, word of mouth means so much in Edinburgh, so if you would still like to support in someway please share this fundraising page or our website. www.theapricityproject.com @theapricityproj


    RISKS AND CHALLENGES

    We’ve been to the Edinburgh Fringe before and we know the game. It’s a lot of hustle; promoting, seeing shows, performing, and engaging with other festival goers. But we are excited and confident in our cast, our story, and the interest our play has already sparked from people around the world. 

    Our biggest challenge will be getting butts in seats! With so many shows to see, our goal will be to engage, excite, and spread the word. 

    Rewards

    Apricity Fab Facebook Praise!

    Donate $25.00 or more

    Amount is fully tax-deductible.

    $25 will get you glowing praise through a personal shoutout on our Facebook page!!

    Apricity Internet Immortalized!

    Donate $75.00 or more

    Amount is fully tax-deductible.

    For $75 and above, you'll secure your name permanently on our website as a startup donor!

    And... glowing praise through a personal shoutout on our Facebook page!!

    Apricity Vivacious Video of Love!

    Donate $150.00 or more

    Amount is fully tax-deductible.

    At the $150 level, you will receive a personalized video from the cast of THE ANTISCIANS singing of our overwhelming thankfulness for you! 

    And... 
    You'll secure your name permanently on our website as a startup donor!

    Receive glowing praise through a personal shoutout on our Facebook page!!

    Apricity Fabulous First Look Recording!

    Donate $250.00 or more

    Amount is fully tax-deductible.

    at the $250 level, you'll receive a professional recording of THE ANTISCIANS from our run this August in Edinburgh!! This is an exclusive perk that no one else outside our donors will get to see! 

    And... 
    You will receive a personalized video from the cast of THE ANTISCIANS singing of our overwhelming thankfulness for you! 

    You'll secure your name permanently on our website as a startup donor!

    You'll receive glowing praise through a personal shoutout on our Facebook page!!

    Apricity Smashing Sponsor!

    Donate $500.00 or more

    Amount is fully tax-deductible.

    at the $500 level and above you have earned your place as a sponsor of our Edinburgh production of THE ANTISCIANS. You will receive a huge online thank you, have a special listing on website, and will receive a mystery bag of Apricity Tricks and Treats. 

    And... 
    You'll receive a professional recording of THE ANTISCIANS from our run this August in Edinburgh!! This is an exclusive perk that no one else outside our donors will get to see! 

    You will receive a personalized video from the cast of THE ANTISCIANS singing of our overwhelming thankfulness for you! 

    You'll secure your name permanently on our website as a startup donor!

    You'll receive glowing praise through a personal shoutout on our Facebook page!!