UNIVERSITY PLAYERS FUNDING
!!! WE ARE 100% FUNDED !!!
Thank you all for having our backs!
We’re overwhelmed by all the generous donations and encouraging words. We really appreciate the opportunity we’ve been given and are going to make the best of it.
The donate button is still up
In case you’d like to support us further on our journey. All extra funds will go directly into the next production.
WATCH OUR BACKING VIDEO
by Jonas Hassen Khemiri
Abulkasem. This word can be used as a verb, an adjective or a noun. lt changes its meaning constantly. As a name it connects a character from the Arabian Nights with a group of school boys, an elusive terrorist, a refugee apple picker hiding from immigration control, a boy who picks up a girl in a bar, and an eccentric Iranian woman director. Wherever Abulkasem appears, chaos follows. However, the important question is not who or what is Abulkasem, but what makes Abulkasem so important?
ECC Centennial Cup for 2nd Best Production
at FEATS 2016, Brussels
The National Drama Festivals Association (NDFA) is an association of more than 37 independent drama festivals drawn from across the UK, running full-length, one-act and youth festivals.
Membership of NDFA is open to all drama festival organisations and to theatre groups and individuals interested in taking part or supporting drama festivals throughout the UK. Members receive an annual directory with details of all member festivals, as well as a quarterly newsletter providing the latest festival information and other relevant news.
The BRITISH ALL WINNERS FESTIVAL
is a week-long competition of the very best of British amateur drama usually including twelve one-act plays, three full-length plays and three youth entries representing the winning productions from NDFA member festivals held over the year up and down the country.
Each year the All Winners is hosted by a member festival, with recent years including the Isle of Man, Teignmouth, Guernsey, Woking, Thurrock, Halifax and Blackburn. During festival week there are workshops on directing, producing and marketing, hosted in the past by the Royal Shakespeare Company and NODA, among others. NDFA aims to offer drama-based activities throughout the day, as well as to promote cultural and artistic sightseeing opportunities in the community in the area hosting the All Winners.
After each evening’s performances there is an adjudication by a member of the Guild of Drama Adjudicators (GoDA) after which all are welcome in the Festival Green Room.
At the end of the week, the adjudicator awards prizes to the best performances and the audience votes for their favourite play.
SUPPORT? WHAT FOR?
We have been invited to perform at the 2016 British All Winners Festival in Hertford, where (according to Wikipedia)
“the very best of British amateur theatre take part in a week-long celebration of theatre”.
The competition includes twelve one-act plays, three full-length plays and three youth entries representing the winning productions from NDFA member festivals held over the year.
It is an offer we cannot afford to accept – but neither can we afford to turn down such a great opportunity.
Ay, there’s the rub. With our journey to FEATS only a few weeks behind us, the UP bank account says “no” to the stage transport, the ferry, accommodation just outside of London, the performing rights, etc. So, just this once, we decided to ask for a little help. We’d hate to miss out on this great opportunity, so we’ve created a humble little backing page where you can to donate towards our expenses.
- CAR RENTAL – 700,00 €
- FUEL – 500,00 €
- FERRY CROSSING – 400,00 €
- ACCOMMODATION – 1200,00 €
- PERFORMING RIGHTS – 250,00 €
- FESTIVAL TICKETS – 450,00 €
Below, we have provided three options to help us out. If you have any ideas about what we could do for you in return, don’t hesitate to contact us. All backers will be credited on this website.
AWESOME STANDARD DONATION!
You have too much money and a soft spot for award-winning amateur theatre?
Just transfer an amount of your choosing to make us more award-winning, either to our PayPal account, or (if you’re old-fashioned) via bank transfer:
Reference: brinvasion – *INSERT YOUR NAME HERE TO BE CREDITED ON OUR WEBSITE*
Super supporter ticket!
You can also buy supporter tickets for our current production like the:
Supporter Ticket (20€)
Super Supporter Ticket (50€)
They’re basically like normal tickets except they’re more expensive. Oh, and of course we’ll email you a voucher for a free drink at the bar.
Donate something we need!
- You own a car big enough for 9 people?
- Are you travelling to or sending a big vehicle to England that could take our stuff?
- You have your own gas station?
- Perhaps a ship?
Please ship them to the address below.
Unless it’s a ship. Then you need a bigger ship to ship it.
A big thank you to all backers who have helped us out so far!
National Drama Festivals Association
Grant toward Expenses
Hey hey hey. “DIE coole WG aus Berlin” spendet zum Auftakt nen Zwanni 🙂
Coole Sache! Hoffe auf einen Bericht nach vollbrachter Tat.
For more bottles of champagne …
Welch bessere Art der Völkerverständigung könnte es geben, als junge Menschen, die ihre Herzensprojekte in alle Welt tragen?
Joachim und Susanne Kahre
Damit sich der Fahrer einen leckeren Kaffee kaufen kann 😉
Barbara und Walter Thiess
Viel Erfolg mit brinvasion! Anneli und Micha
Jo & Camilo Godlieb
Thomas Johannes Kasten und Patricia
Loretta Angelika Philipp
Viel Spaß 😘
Joachim und Marianne Baumann
UWE UND ANKE HARMS
For one or 12 beers at the after show party 😉