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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."

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