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Fri, Aug 02 - Sat, Aug 17 2019

TERRAtory,

Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

  • About the event

    TERRAtory - Edinburgh Fringe 2019
    The Fringe is the largest arts festival in the world. It's an incredible experience whether you're an audience member or performer.  2018 had over 3500 performances over their three weeks of Summer. International well-renowned critics, producers, journalists and photographers are there in abundance.

    Many university societies take productions to The Fringe, navigating the minefield of self-funding. Several seasoned professionals also return to the Fringe each year (Frank Skinner, Ruby Wax, Maureen Lipman, Sacha Baron Cohen, The League of Gentlemen, Alan Rickman, Rowan Atkinson. 2019 will see Stephen Fry and Ian McKellen appearing in their own shows…we could go on…..an on…..)

    The play

    Terratory aims to tackle the delicate and contentious issue of territories, borders and our post- colonial existence. We invite audiences to think about our own ignorance, or maybe just our selective memories concerning who belongs where. 

    The mutli ethnic roles of the piece will be played by a cast of 8, made up of a diverse mix of actors discovered on our audition tour. Despite several of them being professional actors they are all working on a voluntary basis, as are the production team, this being testament to how strongly they believe in the message of the play.


    We will be performing at Nicolson Square, Edinburgh (where else could we possibly take our show with our company being called Nicholsons Upstage?

    Why should you sponsor?

    The play

    Terratory aims to tackle the delicate and contentious issue of territories, borders and our post- colonial existence. We invite audiences to think about our own ignorance, or maybe just our selective memories concerning who belongs where.


    Synopsis

    We meet our two modern-day protagonists, life-long friends Emma and Lucy. They are lured by the trend of DNA testing "just for a laugh” and find out more than they bargained for. What started as a playful bit of fun leads our protagonist Emma on a voyage of discovery.


    The girls unwittingly lead us to Hispaniola at the turn of the 16th century. How are they connected? Could Emma be related to the proud but forward thinking and open Taino Cacique? Or is it more likely she is descended from the patriotic and self-important Captain Gonzalo the naval explorer and “conquistador” Perhaps she is linked to Fernando his second in command, who is more open-minded about the uncivilized natives. The two timelines run in parallel throughout the piece connected by tenuous genetic threads.

    Emma gradually evolves and discovers her own maturing sense of intrigue and thirst for knowledge. As she believes this is not limited to her own genealogy but extends to learning for its own sake she decides to re-sit her A levels and apply to university. This opens a whole new world of academia and social landscapes.

    In these tumultuous times of human and man-made disasters and crises, just how much right do we have to claim as our own lands and cultures already claimed generations before us. Furthermore, how much validity do any human claims on patches of Earth really have?

     

    Sponsorship

    We thought companies or organisations watning to be seen to supporti cultural diversity and education of the voting public might want to support us. We are happy to receive help in the form of financial donations, or materials for props, costumes, make-up, set etc.

    DNA testing companies might be interested in sponsorship as the play is an advocate for DNA testing. You may want to offer special DNA packs, our actors could film and publish videos of receiving their results,  or you could have a stand before/after the show, or an advertisement in our programme. We will have roller-banners, posters, flyers, our website and social media platforms, and a listing in the programme – all of which could feature a mention of our sponsors.

    We thought any companies related to the name Nicholson might be interested as we would be:

    “Nicholson supporting Nicholson at Nicholson Square”

    Finally we thought any organisation promoting travel to The Domincan Republic or Haiti might be interested as this is where the play is set.


    Deborah Nicholson

    Nicholsons Upstage is an all female, non-profit theatre company. Deborah Nicholson, Creative Producer has worked as an in-vision continuity links presenter and is proud to bring this pre-Europe, pro-human production to The Fringe.

    Elissa Nicholson, writer is a mutli-lingual Directing, Writing and Performance student.

    Janet Jackson, asst. producer was the first balck female lead in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Pantom of The Opera.

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  • 501-1000 attendees expected


    50% Male Attendees


    50% Female Attendees

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