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Passing Through Every Part of the Brain

It is a story about memories and reflections, self-isolation and self-reconciliation.

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This project will only receive pledges if at least £2,478 is pledged by Sat 18 Jun 2022

A short summary of your project

We are raising £2,478 for producing an autobiographical play, called Passing Through Every Part of the Brain. It is a story about memories and reflections, self-isolation and self-reconciliation. Throughout the play, the character of Me keeps himself in an isolated space with “white” walls. This is an isolated place that indulges Me with comfort and protects him from darkness, where he can enjoy his own solitude. He lives within the space with imaginary shadows of his subconsciousness, the imaginary voices from his past and distant relationship -- his mother, his girlfriend and his close friend. The play is presented by Bodies For Rent theatre company and it is also writer and director Jiazheng's final project for his MFA. 

Jiazheng says: "Is being depressed a mental health problem or a form of self-protection? Being depressed might provide an isolated space that we can stay alone and feel ourselves. We live among people from the beginning to the end, but we exist first and foremost as individuals. How can we reconcile with ourselves?"  

Who are you?

Jiazheng Li is a director; writer; actor and deviser. He is one of the founder of Bodies For Rent Theatre company. He is studying at East 15 Acting School on MFA Theatre Directing course. He was born in Shouguang, a border town in Shandong Province, China. It is a small town in-between the cities and the rural, a place in constant flux and change. He is an average person but not interesting. He is trying to be funny. Bodies For Rent Theatre Company is an emerging theatre team consisting of drama school students, graduates and professional theatre makers who are willing to throw themselves into the theatre industry and telling their personal stories together. 

Where will the money go?

We would like to raise the money to cover the production costs:

Performance venue = £895

Printing cost ( script & posters) = £50 

Technician & Stage management (performance) = £500

Set & props= £200

Transport cost (cast and crew, rehearsal and performance) = £833

If we reach our stretch goal we will pay for additional marketing = £100

Rewards

We have some brilliant rewards to thank everyone who donates, whatever the amount you might give. Check them out. £10 reward: Shout out on our social media (@bodiesforrenttheatre) as a supporter; £20 reward: Shout out and priority booking for the play; £50 reward: Shout out, a priority ticket and a signed show poster; £100 reward: Shout out, a priority ticket, a signed show poster and a free devising workshop with members of our team; £200 reward: Become a sponsor of Bodies For Rent Theatre company. We will include your logo on the promotional materials for the show. 

Find us here

Instagram: @bodiesforrenttheatre Facebook: @Bodies For Rent Theatre Company Email: uu.zhang69@gmail.com

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You don't need to give money to help us succeed! Please share this project with anyone you think would support us – on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, by email, telephone, in a chat over the fence or on your blog. And we know we said you don't need to give money to help us, but we'd love it if you did! Please sponsor us and help make the play happen on the stage.