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THE MEDIUMS LAUNCH FIRST EVER FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN
We need $3,000 for ONE WAY RED, our 2016 Philly Fringe Festival show at Panorama in Southwest Philly. Most of that dough will support the artists working with us on the project, and we have until August 31st to reach our goal.
WHY FUND THIS ART?
Supporting the Mediums means supporting the artistic vision, the people who make it happen, and the space and community that helps us make our special concoction of original theatre:
The vision - It’s easy to feel small amongst billions...of stars. For millennia, the universe has captivated our attention—its vastness as the backdrop of our fleeting lives. Life in our galaxy can sometimes empower you to make one giant leap, or it can feel with existential dread. Here on Earth, where connections are formed in tweets and status updates, how can anyone matter? By going to Mars! The Mediums promise safe arrival and smooth settlement as we chart what Mars has meant to us in the past, present, future.
The people - This work is made possible by a group of dedicated Philadelphia artists who share our curiosity in pushing the envelope of “interdisciplinary art.” We are local artists, and we believe in supporting other local artists.
The community - Shifting the paradigm of where art can happen, the Mediums bring art to people and neighborhoods less inclined to seek it out in cloistered spaces. Thanks to the Panorama Artist Collective, this industrial quarter of Gray’s Avenue is now a wild, welcoming artistic space. Much of West Philadelphia is already creatively thriving, now the Mediums will help expand that community into less-traveled southwest Philly.
Without this work, what other excuse would we have to give you these stellar gifts?
SO WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
ONE WAY RED first appeared in SoLow Fest when lead artist Dani Solomon and outside eye John Cherney took audiences from a bedroom floor in Waltham, MA to the surface of the Red Planet. That lone solo performance now morphs into a galaxy of interconnected solos by the Mediums (Dani, Mason, and Morgan) and additional performers (see below for the full space crew),
ONE WAY RED is a meditation on why we look to other planets to solve our earthbound problems in two parts. Based on accounts of applicants to join Mars One, a real-life non-profit dedicated to establishing the first human colony (and reality TV show) on Mars, part one follows the solo journey of a young woman, played by Dani Solomon, willing to put faith in a mission with an improbable chance for success. Our anti-heroine, awash in a vast desert of empty NetFlix sleeves, broadcasts her reality TV confessionals back to Earth in monologues, folk songs, and movement.
Part two (which precedes the first) is a constellation of other Mars-inspired solo performances and art installations. These shorter “satellite” works grapple with the black pond of space and are experienced in promenade throughout the crumbling (former) MAB paint factory.
NEAT. SO WHO’S TAKING US TO MARS?
Dani Solomon: Lead artist, performer, and spaceship captain
Mason Rosenthal: Director, co-creator, and chief navigator
Morgan FitzPatrick Andrews: Designer and chief engineer
Rebecca Kanach: Costumes and space suits
PANORAMA VISUAL ARTISTS
WHERE IS MY MONEY GOING AGAIN?
80% shared amongst people—visual artists, stage manager, designers, director, performers
15% enhance the production—materials, lighting, sound
5% infrastructure—administrative, credit card processing, goodies
CAN I COME ABOARD?
Absolutely. Donate, come see the show, lend a hand, or just look up to the stars...on your way to the show!
WHAT DO THE PREMIUMS LOOK LIKE?
A bit like this:
CAN I BUY TICKETS TO ONE WAY RED?
Yes! Tickets are available right here!
Feel free to mix and match by adding each item to your cart, and then proceed to checkout. Items ship fall of 2016 unless otherwise noted.
Package deal of all three mix CDs, plus all three limited edition booklets with program notes and full color photos from three of our shows: NOBODY'S HOME, CONES, and THE GAUNTLET.