Weʼve raised £4,575 to fund the production of THE HEALING, a unique stage play
- London, United Kingdom
- Creative arts and culture
- Time left
- Funded on Tuesday, 29th November 2016
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THE HEALING - a play by DAVID HERMANSTEIN
A mortician – NELSON – with the ability to see beyond the grave
His estranged twin brother - ALPHONSO – who cannot see beyond himself and drinks himself to near destruction
Their mother – GLORIA – who cannot move beyond the past
MAX – Alphonso's saviour. But is he a healer? A hoax? Or something far more dangerous?
DOMINIQUE - a mysterious teenager. But is she a friend or warning to Nelson?
Set in two worlds, THE HEALING is a story about faith, choice and redemption.
When people ask me to describe THE HEALING, I say it's "EastEnders meets voodoo", a contemporary family drama that also mixes elements of African-Caribbean myth and traditional folklore, the result being a refreshing mix of kitchen sink and fantasy that raises questions of identity and mortality.
The HEALING doesn't tick any boxes. It isn't your gritty, urban and youth-orientated play. It refuses to simplify and avoids stereotyping at all costs, all the more important in this climate that cries out for more diverse and multi-layered representation.
If the play has a cause, then this is it.
Having been nominated for the Alfred Fagon Award with a successful public reading at Diorama Arts Studios in 2015 behind it and a highly experienced director and cast fully committed, I feel THE HEALING is finally ready to be seen by the world.
The plan is for THE HEALING to be performed for a week. £8,000 is needed not only to fund the cast and director during both rehearsal and performances but to also hire a production team to ensure the play fulfils its' excellent potential.
A British play like this hasn't been staged. Be part of this one-off experience.
Your donations - no matter how small - will be greatly appreciated.
THANK YOU DEARLY IN ADVANCE.
DAVID HERMANSTEIN5 months ago
To everyone who kindly donated towards the production of my play and have supported me so far, have a wonderful Christmas and may I wish you great success, personal or otherwise, in 2017. Of course, I'll keep you posted with my progress but in the meantime, take care of yourselves.
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Nov 29, 2016
Good luck David; looking forwards to stage debut!
Nov 29, 2016
Thanks for the reminder David and good luck!
Nov 28, 2016
Nov 25, 2016
All the best David, I look forward to seeing the play.
Jackie B Mcr
Nov 23, 2016
Nov 23, 2016
Keep up the good work! You'll get there in the end mate!
Nov 17, 2016
All the very best of luck David
About the fundraiser
London, United Kingdom
DAVID HERMANSTEIN – BIOGRAPHY Winner of the Best Screenplay Award at the BFM (Black Film Makers) Festival for FLIPSIDE, 2001 A CARIBBEAN ABROAD - Manchester Library Theatre, 2002 SAFE - West Yorkshire Playhouse, 2007 TV CREDITS: DOCTORS (BBC), 2003/5
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