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£4,575raised of £8,000 target by 75 supporters

    Weʼve raised £4,575 to fund the production of THE HEALING, a unique stage play

    Location
    London, United Kingdom
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    Funded on Tuesday, 29th November 2016

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    Story

    THE HEALING - a play by DAVID HERMANSTEIN

    Setting: London
    Time: Now

    THE STORY

    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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    • DAVID HERMANSTEIN

      DAVID HERMANSTEIN

      5 months ago

      DAVID HERMANSTEIN

      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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    9 months ago

    DAVID HERMANSTEIN started crowdfunding

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    75

    • Chéo

      Chéo

      Nov 29, 2016

      Good luck David; looking forwards to stage debut!

      £30.00

    • M telfer

      M telfer

      Nov 29, 2016

      Thanks for the reminder David and good luck!

      £20.00

    • DAVID HERMANSTEIN

      DAVID HERMANSTEIN

      Nov 28, 2016

      £30.00

    • Samantha McNeil

      Samantha McNeil

      Nov 25, 2016

      All the best David, I look forward to seeing the play.

      £10.00

    • Jackie B Mcr

      Jackie B Mcr

      Nov 23, 2016

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Nov 23, 2016

      Keep up the good work! You'll get there in the end mate!

      £50.00

    • Declan Lowndes

      Declan Lowndes

      Nov 17, 2016

      All the very best of luck David

      £20.00

    About the fundraiser
    DAVID HERMANSTEIN

    DAVID HERMANSTEIN

    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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