Who are WE?
We are The University of Manchester Drama Society - specifically, the cast and crew of Spring Awakening, our MIFTA (Manchester In-Fringe Theatre Awards) production for 2018! We're a cast and crew made up of students at The University of Manchester, working to put on a play that we all love.
Spring Awakening is a bold, funny and dark play that tackles both difficult and taboo subjects. It daringly explores the emotional volatility of being a teenager navigating towards adulthood. It deals with important issues in a dramatic and entertaining way, and is the perfect play for a university drama society to stage.
Being able to work on a play this challenging has been a hugely enriching experience for all of the cast and crew. The chance to put on a professional standard production, in a fully tech-capable venue, whilst at university is something that is so important to developing the skills we will need to work in the theatre industry in the future. Furthermore the chance to perform this play acts as a showcase both for us and for the society, as a way to promote the University within the Manchester theatre community.
What is the money for?
We're raising £600 to pay for the rights to our production of Spring Awakening, with a script by Anya Reiss. Performance rights are often expensive, but due to the unique nature of this script we are having to pay a lot more than we would normally expect. The society is unable to fully finance the rights, and so we're asking for your help. If we are lucky enough to raise more than enough to fund the rights, that money will go towards making next year's MIFTA shows bigger and better than ever.
How can you help?
Even £3 would make a difference to us, putting a dent in the cost and making it a little financially easier to put the show on.
Even if you can't donate, we would love it if you could spread the word about our fundraising page to anyone you know who loves theatre! Tweet about it, share the link, pass it on to your rich and generous relatives...
We have some fab rewards from the cast and creative team, including some exclusive goodies, so check them out!
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