Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Theatre show raises $2000 for Wellington Rape Crisis

17 July 2014

Theatre show raises $2000 for Wellington Rape Crisis

With support from 30 pledgers and nearly 300 audience members, Taking off the Bird Suit is delighted to announce that the show raised $2000 to support Wellington Rape Crisis. Presented by Sea Bee Productions at BATS Theatre from 24 - 28 June, the work comprised women in all roles including producer, director, musician, and lighting operator, as well as all the improvisers. It was described by critics as “thoroughly and consistently entertaining and, most importantly, hilarious.”

All profits raised from the season are going to Wellington Rape Crisis to help keep its doors open and directly into frontline services that benefit survivors in the community.

Christine Brooks, Director and Producer of Taking off the Bird Suit said “I am thrilled with the success of the show and so grateful to all those who came along and supported our work and that of Wellington Rape Crisis. In addition to the audience, we had great support from a crowd funded PledgeMe campaign, which helped us cover production costs meaning more of our takings on the door could go to Wellington Rape Crisis.”

“We got great feedback on the kaupapa of the season with people telling us that as well as having a great time at the show they loved that they were supporting both women in comedy and Wellington Rape Crisis simply by attending the one event."

Agency Manager for Wellington Rape Crisis Eleanor Butterworth, says “we are so delighted by the support of Sea Bee Productions, fundraising efforts from groups like this genuinely help to keep our doors open and funds go directly into frontline services that benefit survivors in our community. More than this, it creates visibility of this issue and helps to remind people who need us, or who have friends and family that need us, that we are here and there are people out there who care and will support their journey.”

Programme Manager for BATS Theatre Cherie Jacobsen, says "BATS is thrilled with the success of Taking Off The Bird Suit. It was brilliant to see so many smart, funny, talented women take centre stage and make people laugh, all while supporting Wellington Rape Crisis, which is such an important organisation in our community."

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Scoop Review Of Books: Rushing For Gold

The first section focuses particularly on the Victorian connections – commercial, legal, mining and personal, including migration statistics. But for me the most interesting chapters were in the middle sections about the people of the goldfields. More>>

Comedy Festival Review: VOTE BATT

The political campaigning in the US over the last eight months or so has provided a stark insight into how far political candidates are willing to go. This background came into focus as “former comedian” – now politician – Tim Batt ushered people up into the front seats, passing out badges and taking photographs with his not entirely adoring public... More>>

HRH QEII's 90th: New Zealand Post Birthday Stamps Fit For A Queen

New Zealand Post is celebrating the Queen’s 90th birthday with a special series of stamps and a limited edition silver coin. The Queen was born on 21 April 1926. To mark her birthday, New Zealand Post has produced ‘lenticular’ or moving stamps that feature nine different images of the Queen on just three stamps. More>>

ALSO:

Anzac Day: A Time To Stand Against Hatred

The Human Rights Commission says ANZAC Day is a time for New Zealanders to remember those things our grandparents stood for and stand up against intolerance and prejudice. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news