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Dramasoc Tech

All the world is a stage ... and it's becoming a bit dated.

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We'd like to upgrade our Tech

- We would like to raise up to £15000 to upgrade our tech in the Drama Barn.

- All of the money will be devoted toward state-of-the-art equipment which is widely used in the industry.

- This will help to boost the quality of our weekly productions and help to train students who wish to pursue careers in technical theatre.

- We would like to make the membership of DramaSoc a factor when prospective students choose a university and all this would contribute towards them choosing York, and choosing DramaSoc.

DramaSoc in a nutshell
- We are one of the most active drama societies in the country -- putting on over 50 shows a year.

- Last term alone, over 100 members participated in at least one production -- and with a capacity of around 50 in the Drama Barn, our audience numbers can reach nearly 2500 people a year.

- We have several notable alumni working in professional theatre including writer Simon Stephens.

- Experience in theatre can train students in important skills, such as confidence, using your voice, and other practical skills which can be useful in many careers outside of theatre.  Most importantly, it's an opportunity to get involved and meet new people.

The Story
- We put on 2 shows a week, and our tech is beginning to show it.  We've been able to repair a lot of our equipment, and we devote several hours each week to keeping our gear in the best condition possible.  Unfortunately gradual wear and tear has left some of our equipment here and there beyond repair.

- We're also fortunate to have our own building (the Drama Barn) which serves as a dynamic and flexible space for students to embrace their creativity.  We would like to have a tech rig which could reflect this and allow students to try as many ideas as possible.

- In short, new equipment will help production teams realise their vision within the Barn, and train students wishing to pursue tech how to work with state of the art equipment. It would also prove to be an excellent long term investment and benefit DramaSoc members for years to come.

So please help us by making a gift!  Thank you.

The Details

- If we reach our minimum of £3,000, we will buy new moving lights for the Barn.  These fixtures are common in professional theatre and allow for many different effects without climbing a ladder every time we need a new look.

- If we reach our final goal of £15,000 we will be able to afford a complete electrical upgrade, which will replace the ageing system we already have.  Not only will this provide us with more options for each production, but it will also give us a firm foundation upon which we can later upgrade.

- A full breakdown of what we would like to invest in is listed below:

£3,000: New moving lights

£4,000: Level £3000 + new profiles (standard lights) + more gobos and gels (aids lighting effects).

£5,000: Level £4000 + new color LED lights.

£7,500: Moving lights + a partial electrical upgrade!

£10,000: Full electrical upgrade + level £5000.

£15,000: Level £10,000 + 2 additional moving lights + 10 new standard lamps (profiles and fresnels) + gobos + LED washes.

What's in it for you?

- We'd really appreciate it if you can make a donation.  We have incentives at all levels!  -- everything from DramaSocks to free pairs of tickets to shows of your choice! Check out the sidebar to learn more.  Any amount however is really appreciated.  Thank you for giving!

-All donors are encouraged to come and see the results themselves on our YuStart Day. Details of when this will be, shall be released closer to the time. We want to celebrate the success of our YuStart project and invite all donors to come to the Barn and the day's events, to see the changes that have been made.

Contact us

- Check us out on the interwebs:

Website: www.yorkdramasoc.com

Facebook: /yorkdramasoc

Twitter: @dramasoc

- Or send us an email at dramasoc@yusu.org

- Or stop by the Barn!

Spread the Word!

- Whether or not you choose to donate, we would be very grateful if you could share this project with someone who might be interested and ask them to support us.  

Thanks for checking us out!


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Every little helps, so we will send you a personalised eCard just to say thanks.

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We'll give you a social media shoutout! Send us your facebook and/or twitter, and we'll express our gratitude from our official social media accounts.

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A little more goes a little further so we can offer you a personalised thank you card and a social media shoutout!

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One pair of free tickets to any DramaSoc show of your choice (to be redeemed within the next year) and a social media shoutout.

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As a thank we would like to give you a pair of free tickets to any DramaSoc show over the next year and some fabulous DramaSocks. You heard us right.

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As an even bigger token of our gratitude, we would like to give you a pair of free tickets to any DramaSoc show over the next year and a fancy committee jumper. Nope, not one of ours but one with your own name on and everything.

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Estimated delivery: 1 December 2015

Pledge £100 or more

For this we would like to give you a pair of free tickets to a DramaSoc show of your choice and a pair of DramaSocks. As a reminder of how generous you have been, we would like to also name a piece of equipment after you! Can you see it now? That light over there shining on Macbeth? That's yours!

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Pledge £150 or more

As a big thank you for your generosity, we can offer you a pair of free tickets to a DramaSoc show of your choice and a personalised committee jumper. We would also like to memorialise our kind donors by engraving your names on a plaque, which will be put on display in the Drama Barn.

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Estimated delivery: 1 December 2015

Pledge £300 or more

To thank you for your kindness we would like to give you a pair of free tickets to 3 DramaSoc shows over the next year, a personalised committee jumper and a fabulous pair of DramaSocks. You'll also get your name on that shiny new plaque!

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Estimated delivery: 1 December 2015

Pledge £500 or more

As a huge thank you to your generous donation to our society, we would love for you to become an honorary member for the day. Whether you want to work with the tech, see how we now run the Barn in 2015, act in a show… It’s all up to you! This also includes 3 pairs of free tickets to any DramaSoc shows of your choice over the next year, a wonderful personalised committee jumper and matching Dramasocks, and you'll get to see your name on our plaque!

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Estimated delivery: 1 December 2015

Pledge £1000 or more

Fancy a night out? DramaSoc would like to treat you and a friend to a wonderful dinner at a restaurant in York, followed by a VIP evening at the Drama Barn watching a show of your choice. You also get 3 pairs of free tickets to DramaSoc shows over the next year. You could also wear your DramaSocks and personalised jumper on your night out! Finally, we will also preserve the memory of your charitable donation by engraving your name on our YuStart Donors plaque to be displayed in the Barn.

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Estimated delivery: 1 December 2015

Pledge £1500 or more

For only £1500, we are willing to name our prestigious and beloved Tech Box after you forevermore. Your name shall be written above the lintel of this hallowed place and DramaSoc-ers forever shall invoke your name as they go about lighting up the barn. We would also love for you to become an honorary member for the day! Do your thing on stage, or back stage! We would like to offer you 3 pairs of free tickets to any DramaSoc shows of your choice over the next year, a wonderful personalised committee jumper, your name on our fabulous Donors plaque.

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Estimated delivery: 1 December 2015

Pledge £2000 or more

£2000 could help us drastically change our tech and as a huge thank you we would like to include you with the decision of helping us choose a production to be put on during our YuStart Day. You can come and help produce/direct/act/tech in this play of your choice. We would also like to treat you and up to 3 other people to a wonderful dinner at a restaurant in York, followed by a VIP evening at the Drama Barn watching a show of your choice. This also includes 3 pairs of free tickets to DramaSoc shows over the next year. We'll also dress you in your own Dramasocks and personalised committee jumper. Finally, we can preserve the memory of your charitable donation by engraving your name on our YuStart Donors plaque to be displayed in the Barn.

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Estimated delivery: 1 December 2015