Worcestershire Arts Partnership Blog

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Crowd Funding Appeal on Behalf of Jestaminute Community Theatre cic

Crowd funding appeal on behalf of Jestaminute Community Theatre cic

Under its producing arm  of ‘Forthright’ ,  Jestaminute Community theatre  (a not for profit organisation)   is taking its’ new play  ‘The Gary & Robert Blues’ to the Brighton Fringe (Warren Studio 2,  on 2nd - 5th June )  and to then deliver two performances when we get back home in Worcestershire ( The Room Upstairs Palace Theatre  Redditch 9th June,   & Worcester Arts Workshop 10th June ).

The Gary & Robert Blues’ is a funny, angry and poignant story of one man using his creation of a new stand-up comedy act to find a path through his confused and damaged mind; and reconnect with the world. Trying to understand his own muddled thinking he looks at the irrational way in which society reacts to mental health issues. Inter cut with a blues music soundtrack, this powerful show is a mix of theatre and stand-up. This is the first in a trilogy of plays we are planning tackling different aspects of mental health.

Whilst we are obviously aiming to progress our artistic ambitions; the play is also important as it raises awareness of mental health issues – particularly those relating to men. 

“.....Educational, emotional and very human..........Thought-provoking, myth-busting and highly recommended viewing.....”. Laura Hughes Ember Counselling.

“pertinent and informative” Paul Milton, Creative Director  Everyman Theatre. Gloucester

“.....the actor – Stephan Bessant – gave a brilliant performance which offered significant insights into the experience of mental illness for men.......” .  Pam Morley, Senior Lecturer, Mental Health Division, Birmingham City University

Please help us realise our ambitions by supporting our crowd funding campaign at:. 

There is loads of information about the show on that page  and also information about our exciting range of rewards. You can also help us by spreading the word

....if you use twitter here is a suggested tweet

I'm supporting http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/forthright-gary/  @jestaminutecic   @crowdfunderuk

....If you are on Facebook here is a suggested message

And if you follow us on those media,  please ‘share’ any posts you see about this project or ‘retweet’ accordingly. 

logo square.pngRegarding Facebook we are going to be using the ‘Forthright’ page rather than  our jestaminute  one ( to avoid confusion as we are producing und the brand of forthright )  it would be brilliant if you would ‘like and share that page :

Thank you in anticipation of your help

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