On Tuesday night the cast got together for our first reading of Kiss Me Like You Mean It. To say that I was a little excited would be a massive understatement! All day I found it very hard to concentrate on anything, which is usually what I’m like on most days anyway, but this day was worse. So many questions ran through my head. What would it sound like? Would the cast gel straight off the bat? Will the director be excited or lose faith? Should we have wine or just tea during the break? Is our flat clean enough to host people? Will those bloody pigeons on the balcony distract us!? So much to think about, just breathe…
The reading went off without a hitch, no pigeons in sight, although the heavy bass music coming from our neighbours was a little strange considering it was 7pm on a Tuesday night! Every actor gave it their all and there was numerous occasions when the reading ground to a halt as we burst out in fits of laughter. This is definitely a strong group of actors, but not just that, they’re all lovely people too. If this was anything to go by, then it will be a really enjoyable experience. I hope…
With the reading done, and rehearsals about to start we’re on track to producing this fantastic play! However, there is one thing missing – you. Don’t worry we’re not going to ask you to act in this play. I, like so many people HATE audience participation! But not as much as I hate actors entering from the audience – but that’s a whole ‘nutha story.
This project has been a labour of love for Carly and I from the beginning. So much so that we’ve invested a lot of our own blood, sweat, tears and money into making it a reality. However, we need just a bit more of that money to take us over the line. So here’s where you come in. We’re launching a fundraising campaign to raise $1,500. It may sound like a lot, but in the grand scheme of things it’s only a small percentage of our budget, albeit an important one. And considering how many Facebook friends I have, I think it’s an achievable target. If we go over the target of $1,500, that’s even better! The money we raise will help us cover a variety of different production costs.
We’re running a fundraising campaign through the crowd funding website Pozible, and making a donation is quick and easy. Any amount would be greatly appreciated and you’ll get loads of love and kisses from us, even if you don’t want them!
Thanks for reading and I hope you’ve all had a fantastic week. Now to get back to working on that Mancunian accent!