We are here to break boundaries and take huge risks in the world of physical comedy. We are an, in-your-face, aggressive, boundary crossing clown duo. We began working together 6 years ago in NYC where we met in school. With elements of bouffon, clown, sketch comedy, and eccentricism we have created comedy and performed in NYC and Las Vegas variety clubs, burlesque halls and festivals.
We need to raise enough financial backing (a minimum of 10,000 dollars) to fund and support the various departments involved with creating our first class industry competent show. Furthermore, we want to create awareness and generate hype about our upcoming performance. Following our inaugural performance in Las Vegas we will play major festivals and other regional venues.
With some really bizarre minds we have created a startling story from the depths of our imagination. A story of two little girls abandoned by their family in the vast landscape of the bayou. A darkly comedic, overtly physical, survival guide presented to you by Georgette and Armentine. You will learn everything you need to know about surviving in the swamps, from capturing alligators to purposeful drowning.
Your Contributions Make Possible:
- Music Production expenses (original composition, recording and mixing)
- Projection and Video Design
- Obtaining and Renting of Technical Equipment
- Costume Construction and Design
- Aerial Apparatus Fabrication
- Prop Conception and Construction
- Running Crew Stipend
- Director Expense
- Make-up Design and Wig Construction
- Studio Rentals
- Theatre Rental
- Theatrical Design Construction
Allow us to introduce ourselves…
Spencer Novich (Actor, Writer, Producer): currently performs as a character in Cirque du Soleil’s KÀ at the MGM Grand Las Vegas. He holds a BFA in Theatre from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. He recently competed in the 33rd Cirque de Demain, an internationally renowned circus festival, where he received the Medaille de Bronze, as well as the Moulin Rouge Prix and Cirque Eloize Prix. Other performing credits include: The Box, Del Close Marathon, NY Downtown Clown (Golden Nose Award winner - 2009)… among others.
Loppo Martinez (Artistic Director, Writer, Composer): is a multi-talented Artistic Director, musician and visual artist. He studied Fine Arts through the 60’s at Versailles Art School, Estienne Universty in Paris, and Villa Medici in Rome. He later returned to Estienne University as a jury member and professor. Featured artist for Andre Agassi’s Grand Slam for Children 2001 and 2010, a painting in the White House, designer for Food Network challenges, etc. As a musician and member of SACEM since 1976, he composed and arranged numerous scores for movies, TV shows, singers, conducted the Symphonic Orchestra of Opera in Paris, etc. As an Artistic Director he met Franco Dragone in Las Vegas and joined Dragone as the Artistic Development Director (costume design, music composition and arrangement, show concept development, stage design, casting, etc.) He works as a scriptwriter for two featured movies and gives lectures and master classes at Performing Arts Universities.
Didier Antoine (Props Concepteur, Performance Coach): began his circus career in 1988 after extensive training in gymnastics and trampoline. He fell in love with the flying trapeze while coaching at the National Circus School in France. At 24 he joined Cirque Du Soleil where he performed for many years. He created the aerial act “Bateau” for Cirque Du Soleil’s, O, at the Bellagio. In 2003, Franco Dragone hired Didier to conceptualize and design all the aerial apparatuses for Le Rêve-The Dream at Wynn Las Vegas. Since Didier has continued to perform in Le Rêve-The Dream and conceptualize aerial acts for numerous live shows and television events. Credits Include, Performer: Nouvelle Experience, Fasicnation and O by Cirque Du Soleil, Le Rêve-The Dream by Franco Dragone, Flic Flac Circus and Circus Krone,,.among others. Aerial Conceptor: Le Rêve-The Dream by Franco Dragone, O by Cirque Du Soleil, Television Consultations: Pitbull, Marc Anthony, Laura Paolini, Brandon Flowers, Alexandra Burke, Il Divo and The Latin Grammys…to name a few.
Devlin Mann (Video Concepteur, Director of Photography): is the Artistic Director of ‘The BackLight Theatre Group, Inc.' and the Co-Director of 'Le Centre' a multi-disciplanry arts centre located at L'Abbaye de Pontlevoy in France's stunning Loire Valley and is currently an Artist in Residence at Jacksonville University. He holds a Masters in Advanced Theatre Practice from the Central School of Speech and Drama London, England and has directed theatrical works in: London, Paris, Berlin, New York and L.A. He has been a guest director at the prestigious Central School of Speech and Drama and the Embassy Theatre in London and a ‘Shadow Director’ to Emmy Award Winner Shelley Jensen on multiple network sit-coms. Devlin has directed and produced two full-length feature films, and is working on a third with Dr. Rob Clare formerly of the Royal Shakespeare Company, London. His current and former students have been seen on True Blood, The Wire, Grey’s Anatomy, Mercy, Chuck, Mad Men, Criminal Minds, and numerous national commercials
John P Cartin (Actor, Choreographer): has been performing as a soloist in Le Reve for the past five years. He received full scholarships to both the Joffrey Ballet School in New York City and the Edge Performing Arts Center in Los Angeles. He has had the opportunity to perform on stage with A Few Good Men Dancin', Tokyo Disney Resort, Opera Pacific, the North Star Ballet Company, Evolution Dance Company, and Anti-Gravity. His television credits include principal roles in Everybody Hates Chris, America's Got Talent, The Ellen Degeneres Show, Latin Grammy Awards, Dancing with the Stars, the World Cup Opening Ceremony, All My Children, and As the World Turns. He has performed along side artists such as Brandon Flowers, Marc Anthony, and Laura Pausini. He has taught on national dance conventions, set work for the Chicago Bulls half time show, and the French National Synchronized swimming team, which can be seen at the World Championships and the future 2012 Olympics in London.
How do I receive my tickets/rewards?
Tickets will be booked and distributed closer to December via email, we will inform you of the available dates of our inaugural run and you will have the option to choose which performance date you would like to attend. Rewards via mail we be distributed by December 2012.
Where does my contribution go?
Your contribution will be deposited directly into the LLC we created for our show!
Can I still contribute once you reach your goal?
Yes! Our goal is only a portion of what we need to raise! Any contributions post our goal are greatly appreciated!
Can I contact you?
YES! We would love to hear from you! Give us a hoot and a holler at firstname.lastname@example.org