Last Tapes' critically-acclaimed, original work
Valerie has been seen at festivals around the
country, and now it has been invited to make the jump to the
biggest arts festival in the world - Edinburgh Fringe.
This is a huge opportunity for our very personal, unique work to
be seen on a global scale. We're proud to have been programmed in
Edinburgh alongside a handful of incredible NZ companies receiving
support from Creative New Zealand to make the trip.
But we need your help. In order to get us over there, present this
show, and pay our team of incredible people for their work, we need
to raise over $40,000. So we're asking for support from those that
believe in us, believe in the work, or just believe in NZ theatre
being seen on the international stage.
Last Tapes are four passionate individuals who have been working
their butts off for six years now, making theatre that gives a shit
about the world around us. We've done national tours to schools and
corrections facilities, developed new writers and actors, worked
with social justice activists, climate change warriors, and a whole
bunch of NZ's finest artists. We've told essential NZ stories
(Fallout: The Sinking of the Rainbow Warrior, Verbatim, Pike
River [in development]), made new stories of our own, and
provided a platform for other voices to be heard and seen
(Signs: a Deaf script writing workshop, 2016's 'First Steps'
New Writers Season).
So taking our work to Edinburgh is a big deal. Not just because
it's a work that deals with mental health issues (which are a big
deal), but because Edinburgh Fringe is a BIG deal. It's the largest
performing arts festival in the world. It has launched
international careers (Tim Minchin, Rhys Darby, Flight of the
Conchords), and provided a platform for countless artists to
establish themselves internationally. We believe we're ready to be
seen on the international stage. We have some big plans for the
future and we need your help to get there.
Thank you so much for your support.
"as close to a perfect piece of theatre as I could think
of ... so violently to my taste that I wanted to keep it close to
me forever" (Sam Brooks, Pantograph Punch)
"... a beacon and lesson for our future. A challenging,
innovative and beautiful piece of work." (Theatre
"Beautifully polished, striking, recommended" (NZ