Help us Raise The Curtains. You can donate anything from the price of a curtain hook upwards, so even if it's only small we would be most grateful.
We have worked hard over the last 12 months to turn our studio space from an empty warehouse building into a great rehearsal studio. The space now not only provides rehearsal space for ourselves to develop new shows but also supports adults and children in our community in developing their physical and creative skills, and provides cheap and cheerful space for other small creative Companies.
We have a vision for our space and this vision is taking place organically already. We want to become a Centre for Circus and Physical Theatre in the West Midlands, providing space, training and a supportive environment to those of all ages who want to do anything from take charge of their health and well-being to develop their creativity as an Artist. Over the years RoguePlay have been nomadic (like most Theatre Companies), grabbing space as and where we can. We have made a home for ourselves finally at Minerva Works and we plan to stay for a long time.
Since moving in in January 2013 our studio space has supported 22 different companies and artists for rehearsals, performances and workshops; providing safe, affordable and well managed rehearsal space. We have also seen over 200 people pass through our doors between the ages of 6 and 64 years for different classes and courses, and our FREE community work has reached .....people, through performances, workshops and training, as well as over 30 work experience placements for young people. We have to be so thankful to our loyal audiences, class participants, community artists, and of course our supporters and funders in always continuing their support as we grow. Now, we need your help again.
Over the last 12 months, and with help from our funders, we have installed a dance floor, heating, crash and gymnastic mats, judo matting, aerial rigging and a small amount of lighting and PA, but we have one last thing to do.....CURTAINS! Not just any curtains, black theatre drapes. This will help provide more equipped and appropriate space for performances from local Companies as well as being able to segregate the space so we can make more classes available to the community and provide space to others whilst retaining some rehearsal space for ourselves. However, CURTAINS are not cheap! We need to raise £4000 to buy curtains that will encapsulate our dancefloor area, including the tracking and the fitting.
Any donation of any size is most welcome. You can donate anything from the price of a curtain hook (worth £3 to the whole lots if you want (!), so please please please DONATE if you can.
In return, we are creating a 'Help Raise The Curtains' wall in the studio. Anyone who donates will have their name hand painted onto this wall to show our appreciation of your donation and show others who has supported us. If you have any questions, please contact us, otherwise please donate above.