A Meme Stole My Girlfriend addresses one of the most important and fundamental issues of our and future time. The rise of social media, the emergence of ‘Influencers’ and the creation of new role models and aspirations for young people.
This play, my debut as a playwright, uses satire and farce to make its point. My play also integrates the language of the ‘Urban Dictionary’, from acronyms like ‘OMG’ and ‘LOLS’ which everyone is familiar with to terms like ‘Yeet’, ‘Mood’, ‘Slay’, to emphasise the growing divide between generations.
I’m not looking to make a profit, not for Fringe. I have a story to tell and I think its worth telling and as long as I can break even I’ll be happy. Even with the fullest box office I’m well off achieving that goal. I will pay all actors and at award rates, that’s my principle and I stand by it.
I’m looking for funding of around $5000. That will cover acting and insurance and bring me to break-even.
I am on a Carer’s Pension, a full time carer for my mother and while this affords me time to pursue my writing, it doesn’t allow much spare cash for creative projects.
My first poem, written over a 27-minute tram ride on the 96, is to be published soon in The New Yorker! Help make my first venture as a playwright just as successful as my first poem!
You can find out more by visiting www.facebook.com/MelbourneFabulist or contacting me directly through email firstname.lastname@example.org