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PROJECT OVERVIEW *Created as a mock performance production. Author does not claim responsibility for creation of script 'Waiting for Godot'. All items listed and created are purely for fictional use. OBJECTIVES: 1. The McKnight Production Company will be creating a rendition of Samuel Beckett’s Waiting For Godot. 2. We are going to create a low-budget performance composed of volunteers from the community. 3. The production will be aimed at providing the youth community with an inexpensive form of entertainment. It will also give members of the community a chance to show off their performance skills. 4. Another motive for creating this performance is to offer art where it is not always available. We believe that Seattle lacks low-cost theatrical performances that can be enjoyed by youth and all community members. With the creation of this play everyone will be able to enjoy and identify with the artists and their work. RESOURCES: 1. We will need to contract an entire cast and crew for this project. We will post an audition sheet at in the University of Washington’s Drama department to attract volunteers. 2. The Company plans on renting out The Union Garage stage for all of its performances. 3. Items such as costumes, props and music will have a small budget fee; however, volunteers will be encouraged to lend needed items to the production crew for performances. 4. Funding for advertisements and other miscellaneous fees will be provided for by the proposed grant from the SafeCo Corporation and Philanthropy Northwest. 5. All projected ticket sales will also go into re-imbursement for the projected costs. 6. Present friends and donators to The McKnight Production Company have agreed to provide advertising and graphic design services free of charge. MISSION STATEMENT The McKnight Production Company is a non-profit organization that provides the youth community with an exceptional and inexpensive source of entertainment. We create theatrical performances that are composed of volunteers and members of The McKnight Production Company. We attempt to promote the theatrical arts in Seattle and the surrounding community to give youth and all persons a chance to perform. Also, we feel that there is a lack of low-cost artistic performances for youth being held around Seattle and we would like to present our services to all members of the public. VISION STATEMENT The McKnight Production Company is a non-profit organization that aims to serve the youth community. We will provide entertainment and enlightenment to the youth community as well as a place to unite youth and all society members. We hope to be the best at providing fun and inexpensive performances for people of all ages. We hope to become the center for inexpensive performing arts in Seattle and the surrounding area. FACT SHEET March 26, 2008 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Kelly McKnight Phone: [edited out by DS Staff] WHAT: Waiting For Godot by Samuel Beckett WHERE: The Union Garage, XXXX XXth Avenue, Seattle WA 11111 WHEN: Previews: April 16 and 17, 2008 4:00-8:00pm Wednesday & Thursday Performances: April 18-20, 2008 8:00p.m. Friday-Sunday April 25-27, 2008 8:00p.m. Friday-Sunday POST PERFORMANCE DISCUSSION: Sunday, April 27, following the 8:00pm performance WHO: Director: Kelly McKnight, Owner of The McKnight Production Company Producer: Kelly McKnight Set Designer: Crew member # Lighting Designer: Crew member # Costume Designer: Crew member # OVERVIEW: This production project will be the first operation by The Kelly McKnight Production Company. The company hopes to use volunteers to create an inexpensive work of art that will entertain and unite the Seattle youth community. The play is set in modern times and is a rendition of Samuel Beckett’s famous play Waiting For Godot. It tells the story of two homeless men who are perplexed by life’s struggles and continue to press on despite their frustration. TICKETS: $9.00 for all tickets for all ages. Children under the age of three are admitted free of charge. The Union Garage,XXXX XXth Avenue, Seattle WA 11111. Phone: [edited out by DS Staff] PRODUCTION PLAN AND ITENERARY 11 March 17, 2008 Develop idea for play Revise desired script Develop cast/crew positions Print/post advertisements for volunteer positions Advertise production for volunteer positions 10 April 7, 2008 Hold casting call Pick up volunteer actors/crew members Adjust performance roles/positions based on volunteers Email notice to actors/crew members 8 April 8, 2003 Mail notices to actors/crew members Develop/begin running ad in The Stranger Develop Poster and distribute Contact funding groups/special groups Pitch ad to news stations Mail scripts 6 April 8, 2008 Print flyers and distribute Photographs/update ad in stranger 4 April 11, 2008 Begin ticket sales Sound design Costume development/production Labels prepared Begin sound design Begin set design Obtain props 3 April 14, 2008 Stage prep Begin program layout Mailings out 2 April 16, 2008 Follow-up on mailings by phone 1 April 17, 2008 Print program Begin collecting copies of notices/announcements MARKETING STRATEGY SALES Individual Ticket Sales $9.00 General Admission $9.00 ADS SALES We hope to get all of our publication through the news publication The Stranger. The Stranger dominates Seattle’s 18- to 34-year-old market. The Stranger’s readers are the largest entertainment consumers in Seattle. The ad purchased will be the size of 4 Columns which totals 7 ¾ inches. The Programs will be printed onto 8.5”x11” paper and folded in half into 6.5”x8.5” pieces. The ad rate for The Stranger is: 4 Columns @7 3/4” $42.00 Ads produced outside of The Stranger’s production department should arrive as film negatives, camera-ready mechanicals, or complete digital files. CONCESSIONS There will be NO concessions sold at these performances PRESS RELEASE DATE: April 7th, 2008 CONTACT: Kelly McKnight PHONE: [edited out by DS Staff] The Union Garage presents Waiting For Godot By Samuel Beckett PERFORMANCE DATE: April 18-20 & 25-27, 2008 Bizarrely Cynical and Compelling! The Union Garage presents Samuel Beckett’s Waiting For Godot. It is a brilliant and cynical comedy about the persistent strength of man’s spirit in the face of slight hope. Two rundown bums wait for Godot, a puzzling figure that they hope will either explain their perpetual worthlessness or put an end to it. The men address the fundamental human problem of foreseeing a bleak future but finding it necessary to carry on. The McKnight Production Company unites an outstanding cast of actors who mark this their inaugural performance and all of whom will enjoy a remarkable future. Waiting for Godot runs April 18-20 & 25-27, 2008 with performances Friday through Sundays at 8:00 PM. Performances are at The Union Garage (XXXX XXth Avenue, Seattle WA 11111, Near the Washington Convention and Trade Center off of I-5). Admissions are $9.00 at the door for all ages. Payments may be made by cash check or credit card. ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES CAST VLADIMIR: Artisit #1 ESTRAGON: Artisit #2 POZZO: Artisit #3 LUCKY: Artisit #4 BOY: Artisit #5 DIRECTOR: TECH DIRECTOR: Crew #1 COSTUME DESIGNER: Crew #2/ Artisit #1 PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER: Crew #3 SOUND DESIGNER: Crew #4/ Artisit #2 MASTER ELECTRICIAN: Crew #5 LIGHTING DESIGNER: Crew #6 DECK CREW CHIEF: Crew #7 LEAD STAGE RIGHT: Crew #8 LEAD STAGE LEFT: Crew #9

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