In 2016 Rob Gaetano was named BEST ACTOR at the United Solo Theatre Festival in New York, for his performance in My Pet, My Love. Next stop – Edinburgh Festival Fringe!
In 2014, after being awarded a creative development grant by Hothouse Theatre, we created My Pet, My Love – a one man show about fish and forgetting the fear of dying single. Inspired by Rob’s Nonna’s battle with dementia, this loving and humorous homage that explores the themes of memory, loss, love and death, premiered at the Midsumma Festival in Melbourne in 2015 with exceptional reviews. Then in 2016 we toured to New Zealand Fringe in Wellington, and the United Solo Theatre Festival in New York City.
The last three seasons of My Pet, My Love were completely self-funded. We saved our pennies and got ourselves to New Zealand and New York to put on the show. As much as we would love to self-fund this season, unfortunately Edinburgh is a whole new beast, an expensive beast!
The expenses that are involved with taking this show to Edinburgh include flights, accommodation, promotional materials, living expenses, publicity and the big one – theatre hire! This whole venture will cost approximately £8000 which works out to about $14,000 AUD.
What this campaign is hoping to raise is $5000 AUD which will cover the cost of the theatre.
We thank you for your support.