L'HISTOIRE D'AMOUR: A Clown Love Story to the Big Easy for the New Orleans Fringe Festival. L'Histoire is one of the Fishtank Performance Studio's trademark window plays, performed inside of a window with the audience on the street. I've found a wonderful window in the Big Easy at the Le Chat Noir Theatre!
This is an incredible opportunity to expose work to a different market, acquire new patrons and forge new connections with other performing artists and performing arts venues.
I've started a fundraising campaign to support the travel & accomodation costs associated with remounting L'Histoire in New Orleans. Can you help us get to New Orleans?
There are some cool kickbacks for backers of this project:
A Patron's Party at Californo's in Westport on Saturday, November 6th
Tickets to December's First Friday at the Fishtank: A Holiday Circus
First Friday at the Fishtank Passes for a Year!
History of L'HISTOIRE D'AMOUR
In August of 2009, Fishtank Performance Studio founders Heidi Van & Corrie Van Ausdal collaborated with actor Matt Weiss and musicians Peter Lawless & Daniel Eichenbaum to create L'HISTOIRE D'AMOUR: A Clown Love Story. It was developed to be performed in the windows of the Fishtank Performance Studio giving Kansas City audiences a unique "theater al fresco" experience.
L'Histoire is a tender tale of a street-sweeping, window-washing clown (Matt Weiss) who falls for the luscious Lucette (Van) whom he sees each day in a pastry shop window. The sweet story turns to a bitter tragedy in this original play that places the audience in the street, looking into the pastry shop.
"Without words, and in just a half-hour, L'Histoire D'Amour works up more excitement between its lovers than most full-length romances." - Pitch, Kansas City
L'HISTOIRE D'AMOUR, produced by Heidi Van's HYBRID: A Theatre Collective, enjoyed a three week run in the windows of the Fishtank and was selected to perform for the Arts KC Luncheon at Starlight Theatre in March of 2010.
This November L'HISTOIRE D'AMOUR has the opportunity to perform in a New Orleans window at the Le Chat Noir Theatre. This fundraising campaign will support costs related to touring the production to New Orleans and participating in the Fringe Festival. This opportunity will provide networking opportunities for the performers as well as producers from HYBRID and the Fishtank to make new connections, gain new patrons and introduce Kansas City window theatre to New Orleans.