LION UP , LION UP FOR THE MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR
In a previous post ( https://www.tetcny.org/post/lion-items ) , I mentioned all the items we needed for the production of THE LION IN WINTER .
Now , the estimated total to create the world of Henry II & Queen Eleanor .
Ready? $35,000 estimated
How can a fantasy land cost so much ?? Well, to run for 3 weeks under an actors equity agreement ,
we have to pay for
RIGHTS : The production rights for most plays and musicals are held by play publishers (also known as "royalty houses") on behalf of the authors -- which means that you cannot produce a copyrighted play or musical without written permission and the payment of royalties for that production.
COSTUMES a doing a period drama is far more expensive than a contemporary show .
INSURANCE a requirement by the union
SETS wood , paints & materials
PROPS a proper period item helps creates the reality of the piece.
TRANSPORT bringing items to & from the rehearsal & performances (not always in the same space)
POSTERS* printing all those booklets & ads that give background to the show
Crew Expenses hiring of house personel & specialty crews
SPACE RENTAL a series of rehearsals possibly at one location, as performance spaces are often in use by other productions . The rehearsal spaes usually are just a room. Then , everything moves to the place where the event will
happen before audiences, but some time is needed to set up the sets, place props ,& let cast & crew practice once or twice in the new enviornment. This may need some reblocking for new logistical reasons.
GRAND TOTAL $35,000
includes all of the above.
We hope we can cut expenses , but at present that is our goal.
Producing a once upon a time story in NYC is expensive , & we truly need your help to
make it happen .
Please consider donating to The Ensemble Theatre Company of New York (TETCNY) via the SECURE link from Fractured Atlas* , & thank you in advance .
*FRACTURED ATLAS'S MISSION IS TO MAKE THE JOURNEY FROM INSPIRATION TO LIVING PRACTICE MORE ACCESSIBLE AND EQUITABLE FOR ARTISTS AND CREATIVES.