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    The Instigators

    We believe, as the Greeks did, that cathartic storytelling cleanses the soul and stirs our humanity,

    The Seagull

    We believe, as the Greeks did, that cathartic storytelling cleanses the soul and stirs our humanity,

     New York, NY, United States
    This is a Fiscally-Sponsored Project

    Fiscally Sponsored by Fractured Atlas


    An immersive, intimate experience of Chekhov's first masterpiece.

    The Instigators, a rising theater company known for its "striking, no nonsense portrayal of classic work,"^ now tackles Anton Chekhov's THE SEAGULL for a four week run at Access in TriBeCa. This imaginative, daring production uses a new, agile adaptation of the text and employs a live soundscape that blends actor-created sound effects with original music. 

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    Following the theatrical run, the cast will star in a film about a group of actors rehearsing THE SEAGULL. This independent feature film uses Chekhov's full script while sprinkling in some meta-theatrical fun. The film will be a beautiful homage to the power of this play in particular and to the artistry of theater-making as a whole. 
     
    The first of Chekhov's four major plays, THE SEAGULL is about a family of theater artists, and the single month-long sojourn in the country that transforms their lives forever. Konstantin, a young and idealistic playwright, dreams of creating new art forms, but a visit from his famous-actress-mother and her famous-writer-boyfriend overwhelms and demoralizes him. He feels more and more suffocated as his love for the star-struck neighbor girl grows increasingly unrequited. With humor and keen insight, THE SEAGULL exposes the absurdity of the human condition and the poignancy of the need to live an extraordinary life.

    Directed by: Lillian Meredith
    Sound and Music by: Sylvana Joyce
    Adaptation by: Fergus Scully and Taylor Petracek
    Starring: Siena D'Addario, Jeanette Dilone*, Emmanuel Elpenord, Peter Feliz*, Kazuhiro Imafuku, Todd Licea*, Taylor Petracek, Roger Rathburn*, Fergus Scully, Deborah Unger*, Kristen Vaughan
    Stage Manager: Lindsey Hurley
    Set Designer: Chika Shimizu
    Lighting Designer: Caitlin Smith Rapaport
    Costume Designer: Lisa Renee Jordan
    Production Manager: Dana Saffran

    Film crew: Johnny Juarez, Saddiq Abubakar, Robert Douthat, Kaspar Kamu


    ^ http://theaterpizzazz.com/rise-of-a-golden-boy/
    * These actors are appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association. 

    The Seagull is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non­profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of The Seagull must be made payable to “Fractured Atlas” only. Any contribution above the value of the goods and services received by the donor is tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.    


    Rewards

    Donate $25.00 or more

    Amount is fully tax-deductible.

    Donor

    Lend a helping hand, get a free digital copy of the film

    Donate $50.00 or more

    Amount over $6.00 is tax-deductible.

    Supporter

    Give us a boost, get a free digital copy of the film plus a free drink when you see the show at the theater.

    Donate $75.00 or more

    Amount over $6.00 is tax-deductible.

    Fan

    If you show us this much love, we will reward you with a free drink, a credit in the film and a free digital copy of the film when it’s done.

    Donate $125.00 or more

    Amount over $26.00 is tax-deductible.

    Friend

    Be our pal, and you’ll get a free ticket to the show, a free drink, your name in the film credits and a digital copy of the film when it’s done.

    Donate $250.00 or more

    Amount over $52.00 is tax-deductible.

    Advocate

    With a sizable donation like this, we are able to cover a lot more ground. You’ll be rewarded with two free seats, two free drinks, your name in the film credits and a digital copy of the film when it’s completed.

    Donate $500.00 or more

    Amount over $78.00 is tax-deductible.

    Champion

    If you be our champion, you’ll be covering the cost of hiring one of our set, lighting or costume designers. You’ll get 3 seats to the show, three 3 tickets, your name in the film credits, a digital copy of the film, an invitation to the screening.

    Donate $1,000.00 or more

    Amount over $104.00 is tax-deductible.

    Angel

    Donations of this size would be our salvation! You’d cover the cost of all of our costumes or half of our set. You receive 4 tickets to the show, 4 free drinks, your name in the credits, a digital copy of the film, and an invite to the screening.

    Donate $2,500.00 or more

    Amount over $104.00 is tax-deductible.

    Producer

    Ever want to be a film producer? With a donation of this size, you become part of the team and will be given a producer credit on the film. All the rewards of the Angel category, plus you can sit in on production meetings!