40 Watt Pearl

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What would Cathy do?

40 Watt Pearl Theatre Company is taking the acclaimed monologue “WHAT WOULD CATHY DO?” to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August 2017 for 22 performances.

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THE PLAY
After a successful season in Sydney in 2012, and a rave review from the One Festival in New York this year, we’re aiming to conquer the rest of the world by taking What would Cathy do? to biggest arts festival in the world – the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

What would Cathy do? is a bravura monologue by Chris Aronsten about 50 year old Cathy, who looks very much like a hardcore junkie. Only – she says she’s not a junkie at all, but an actress, preparing to PLAY a junkie in a film. Which of these is true?

Actor Skye Wansey takes audiences on a virtuosic, kinetic and scorchingly truthful journey to find out.

THE FESTIVAL
The Edinburgh Fringe is Mecca for theatre makers, and this trip is an extremely valuable opportunity to showcase our work on the international stage.

We’re going because we believe in what we do, and we want it to be seen by influential reviewers, arts decision makers, producers, directors and our theatre contemporaries. From this exposure we hope to create opportunities both in Australia and overseas.

This year we have invested $20,000 of our own money to take What would Cathy do? to three international festivals – the other two are in New York – but Edinburgh is by far the biggest, the most important and the most expensive.

We’ve managed to achieve a lot on our own so far. Now we’re asking friends and supporters to contribute $6800 to take us the rest of the way

YOUR GENEROUS DONATION
We’ll use your donation – with much gratitude – to pay for two economy airfares to Edinburgh ($3300) and our venue fees ($3,500). Anything we raise above that will go towards other essentials like travel insurance and paying a sound and lighting technician to operate the show.

We have already invested in a well considered and carefully targeted media and publicity campaign in order to help achieve our aims, including flyers, posters, advertising and a professional publicist.

And in terms of the opportunities that present themselves during and after the festival – you can rest assured that we’ll be doggedly pursuing every single one.
We’re nearly there. Can you help get us the rest of the way?

With thanks –
Chris and Skye
www.40wattpearl.com

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40 Watt Pearl is the theatre company of Writer/Director/Producer Chris Aronsten.

In August 2017, 40 Watt Pearl will present 22 performances of Chris’s acclaimed monologue “What would Cathy do?” at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Chris has been a professional writer for over 20 years. A graduate of NIDA and AFTRS, he has for TV, film and theatre. His three plays have been produced in Sydney, Melbourne and New York.

Skye is an award winning film, television and theatre actor, appearing in such seminal works as Chopper, Top of Lake, Blue Murder, Praise and He died with a Falafel in his hand.

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