Halloween may be a month away, but Dracula is for all seasons.
The Kickstarter for Dracula: The Kisses…Help Scary Little Girls fly north! aims to raise funds to allow the show to go to the Mac Birmingham as well as prepare for a national tour. The all-female production “explores queer and feminist theory in gothic, steampunk Transylvania.” The funds will help the company expand its audience from Cornwall to the Midlands.
According to their website, the Scary Little Girls production company actively promotes projects that are “matrifocal if not out-and-out feminist and we have to headline, promote or employ more women than men.” The take the matter very seriously and have incorporated it into their Mission Statement.
Currently, the production is rehearsing for an already scheduled show at Cornwall’s famous open-air theatre, The Minack Theatre. For a behind the scenes look, they’ve been posting pre-production photos on the @ScaryLittleGs Twitter feed.
— Helen Millar (@helenrmillar) September 13, 2014
Backer rewards start at £1 (~$1.65) for a mental hug from the artistic directors and a shoutout on their Facebook page up to £1,000 (~ $1,648) for an acting workshop for your class as long as you’re in England. Unfortunately, there’s currently no international shipping option on physical items, but there are several digital rewards for non-UK folks, including access to exclusive video content at the £10 (~$16) level, a PDF copy of the director’s notebook at the £15 (~$24) level or a Skype call with Co-Artistic Director Becca at the £300 (~$494) level.