Help us Tour Perfect Couples
At Pencil Kit Productions, we're always busy generating new, exciting work. We're only able to do that because of your generous support. Every time you "like" something we post on social media, donate to our crowdfunding campaigns, or come out to our events and shows, you're helping a little indie theatre collective make big dreams come true.
This summer '17, we need your help mounting our most ambitious project yet. We're touring Mitchell Janiak's Perfect Couples to the Toronto AND Hamilton Fringe Festivals! Help us out, and be #PartOfTheKit!
What is Perfect Couples?
Perfect Couples is a play by Mitchell Janiak (Room for Failure) that explores what it is to be a young adult struggling with mental health and romantic relationships in 2017. Directed by award-winning director Claren Grosz (Shadow Girls, Persephone, MACBETH) and stage managed by prodigious SM Taylor Young, the play features a cast of eight: Belinda Corpuz, Kaleb Horn, Claire Keating, Meara Khanna, Stephen Lotimer, Ariana Marquis, Arun Varma, and Hannah Whitmore. The production features stunning lights, designed by Logan Cracknell, and a soundtrack composed entirely of local GTA musician's work. We've had Dylan Brenton choreograph our violence, and intimacy coach Siobhan Richardson choreograph our 18A scenes.
How can you help?
The first thing we'd love for you to do is give us some love on our social media pages:
F: Pencil Kit Productions // I: @Pencil_kit_productions // T: @PencilKitProd
Theatre runs on word of mouth, especially at the Toronto Fringe Festival! Nothing to give monetarily at this time? You can contribute to our success by telling your friends about what we're doing.
Secondly, we're hoping that you, as someone who values the arts and believes in supporting artists with vision, will donate to us. Any amount helps. Your gift will be put to use immediately.
Where exactly does the money go?
We want you to know exactly what we're doing with your thoughtful donation. We're aiming for $3000. Here's how we'll allocate that:
$750-- the cost of entering the Toronto Fringe Festival.
$650-- the cost of entering the Hamilton Fringe Festival
$600-- the cost of renting rehearsal space.
$500-- the cost of our set.
$500-- the cost of our Hamilton accommodations
What about the artists?
All profit from ticket sales is split amongst the artists on the project. Help us break even before opening night!
Phew-- did you read all that?
Thank you! You're making a big difference in the success of our production and our company as a whole. We want to hear from you. Send us an email at email@example.com, message us on Facebook or slide into our Instagram DM. Our work is for you, and we want you to feel a part of the art.
$2645 raised, $355 to go
For as little as the cost of a fancy coffee drink, we'll send you a fancy #PartOfTheKit overlay to put on your photo! We'll also give you a shout out on all our Twitter and Facebook, so that everyone knows you're supporting the Kit!
Receive a personalized, hand-written postcard updating you on our rehearsal process. Postcards feature artwork by director Claren Grosz*. We'll also give you a social media shout out.
*Received a postcard before? Your next one will be a new Claren Grosz original, to add to the collection!
$50 Belinda Corpuz Album
Get a digital album of one of our lead actresses, Belinda Corpuz. Belinda's music is a unique offering to the folk music genre, combining simple melodies, eclectic arrangements that feature both acoustic and electronic elements, and her soaring voice - her music is intuitive and emotional, and aims for the heart
$60 Look Cute in a Cap
Our signature caps. They're lightweight, adjustable, and come in black and white. We'll also give you a social media shout out and mail you a thank you postcard.
$100 See the Show
For your generous $100 donation, we'll give you two complimentary tickets valued at $12 each. We'll also give you a social media shout out and mail you a thank you postcard.
$200 Framed Signed Poster
For $200, we'll get you a framed signed poster of the show, as well as a shout out, a thank you postcard, and two complimentary tickets. Option limited to pick up in Toronto.
$300 Framed Grosz Print
Get a framed 16x20" print of Director Claren Grosz's work in addition to two complimentary tickets and a thank you postcard. *Option limited to pick up in Toronto or Calgary.