Weʼve raised £4,575 to fund the production of THE HEALING, a unique stage play
- London, United Kingdom
- Creative arts and culture
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- 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.
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- 1 year ago
DAVID HERMANSTEIN1 year 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
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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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