Kickstarter - FUNDED (transferred from home page)
***Update: As of 11/21/12, our Kickstarter is FUNDED! The following is transferred from the Breaking String Home Page***
That's right, folks! In advance of our November, 2012 production of Maksym Kurochkin's "Vodka, Fucking and Television," directed by Liz Fisher and translated by John J. Hanlon, we've launched a Kickstarter fundraising campaign.
Be sure to give us a follow on Twitter and Facebook, too! While we lovingly tend to this important fundraising effort, we'll also be releasing a steady stream of art, renderings, notes and other goodies that will give you an inside-look at the creative process for "Vodka, Fucking and Television."
"Vodka, Fucking and Television" is a hit play by one of Russia's greatest living playwrights, and it's being staged by Breaking String Theatre Co. in Austin, Texas. Facing a nervous breakdown, our hero - a struggling writer - resolves to quit the vices that are holding him back.
Kurochkin's play propels actors and audience into a strange fantasy, and transforms the three vices - vodka, f***ing and television - into full-fledged characters. Each vice gets a chance to justify their presence in the hero's life, or get the boot. With a sexy script, mind-blowing design and performances from one hell of a creative team, this show promises to make a splash.
"Vodka, F***ing and Television" is the the latest effort by Breaking String Theater to bring the best contemporary Russian drama, home to our fair city of Austin, Texas. Founded in 2007 by director Graham Schmidt and actor Robert Matney, Breaking String quickly racked up awards and nominations for outstanding productions of classical and contemporary Russian plays. Through our annual New Russian Drama Festival, when we host sensational Russian playwrights for 5-day residencies to accompany the American premieres of great Russian plays, we also became an important connector between Austin and Moscow - two theater communities that, it turns out, have more than a little bit to say to one another.
In March of 2012, long-time Breaking String collaborator Liz Fisher directed a stand-out staged reading of VF&T as part of Breaking String's 2nd annual New Russian Drama Festival, with Maksym Kurochkin in attendance. Now, we're growing the staged reading into a full-on production.
With "Vodka, F***ing and Television," we're bringing one of Max's most beloved comedies to Austin audiences thirsty for the hottest plays from Russia, and we're working hard to make sure it's done right.