King Arthur's Night is coming home
NEWORLD THEATRE SOCIETY
We're trying to raise $5000. Please watch the video below for a look at what we’ve already accomplished.
Thank you. You believed in King Arthur’s Night. You helped us to fulfill our artistic vision and supported our world premiere at Toronto’s prestigious Luminato Festival. Now, we’re coming home.
We’re excited to announce King Arthur’s Night will be presented in the 2018 PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, giving us the opportunity to bring this incredibly successful show back to Vancouver, where it all began.
And we need you to make it the best homecoming possible.
BRINGING IT HOME
We’re thrilled that the PuSh Festival is presenting Neworld's unique production for our home town crowd, and we are working together to make the show as accessible and inclusive as possible by offering a relaxed performance as well.
With the support of PosAbilities, we are launching a matching campaign to support rehearsals for our Vancouver premiere. You’ll be helping us invest in a longer rehearsal period to help us incorporate both two new cast members and lessons we learned during our initial two presentations in Toronto and Ottawa.
NOT THE KING ARTHUR YOU KNOW
An upside-down world. A betrayed love. An unwanted child. Animals learning to walk and talk. A revolt by the subjugated masses. A kingdom come undone. This isn’t the King Arthur you know.
The world of King Arthur’s Night is a spectacle of battle scenes and castles, of rock bands and a 20-person choir. And goats. (Yes, goats. It’ll make sense when you see the show. Probably.) The result of a years-long collaboration and deep friendship between Neworld’s Artistic Director Marcus Youssef, playwright/actor Niall McNeil, theatre practitioner James Long (also Artistic Director of Theatre Replacement), and composer Veda Hille, King Arthur’s Night is epic in scale and radically inclusive. It features a fully integrated professional cast which includes actors from Burnaby, BC’s Down Syndrome Research Foundation plus a live band and a choir.
Creating a truly inclusive space requires longer creation periods; it requires a unique number of support staff and family members; it requires us to be constantly responsive to the needs of our collaborators; meeting these requirements has made it possible to create a show that has transformed our understanding of each other and ourselves, to rewrite the rules about whose stories are worth hearing.
“As I sat in the front row of tonight's performance of 'King Arthur's Night', tears streamed down my face during the first song. I thought to myself: opportunities will be endless for my son as he grows.” -- Alayna Giles, Luminato audience member
This is why we’re turning to you.
PosAbilities will match every gift to a total of $2,500.
$50 becomes $100, $250 becomes $500.
Donate below and please spread the word!
Commissioned by the Luminato Festival, Co-produced by the National Arts Centre, with the major support of the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Stratford Festival, Bard On the Beach Shakespeare Festival and Shadbolt Centre for the Arts. Community Partners: Down Syndrome Research Foundation of BC, Inclusion BC, Burnaby Association for Community Inclusion and PosAbilities.