• Kevin Shinnick

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)

PRINTING PLAYBILLS

&

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.


Our estimated

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 .

https://fundraising.fracturedatlas.org/the-ensemble-theatre-company-of-new-york


*FRACTURED ATLAS'S MISSION IS TO MAKE THE JOURNEY FROM INSPIRATION TO LIVING PRACTICE MORE ACCESSIBLE AND EQUITABLE FOR ARTISTS AND CREATIVES.



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