Real/Time Interventions scored when its new cabaret musical, Angelmakers
— a one-woman show about female serial killers — was chosen for the prestigious Orchard Project Summer Residency
. But there’s a catch for the small troupe: Its lone collaborator, performer Milia Ayache, lives in Lebanon and still needs airfare.
RTI is running a gofundme campaign
to raise $2,500 to get Ayache to Saratoga Springs, N.Y., by June 10.
Angelmakers: Songs for Female Serial Killers
, explores the “moments and motives” of eight female serial killers in songs by Molly Rice. Local theater fans will remember Rice from her inventive script forThe Saints Tour — Braddock
, an immersive theater piece RTI staged with Bricolage Productions for a sold-out run in 2015.
The Orchard Project is a “summer accelerator” for new theatrical works run by The Exchange
whose past participants include such luminaries as Rent
star Adam Rapp
, acclaimed playwright Annie Baker (The Flick
), cabaret artist Taylor Mac, PigPen Theatre. Co. and Young Jean Lee’s Theatre Company
Ayache, a multilingual, multi-instrumental performer, was born in Texas and is now based in Beirut.
The residency is covered; she just needs the round-trip ticket to New York.
As of this writing, RTI’s gofundme had raised about $400. RTI will accept donations of any size; all contributors will be invited to the planned full production of Angelmakers
in Pittsburgh this October. Perks accrue the more you give. Donations are tax-deductible.
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