Help Punchdrunk Enrichment

priceyc:

Help the fans raise £5,000 for Punchdrunk Enrichment to say thank you for the amazingness that was The Drowned Man. Just £5,000 would help subsidise one entire project in a primary school. Even £1 helps us reach our total.

https://www.givey.com/pd

*nudge*

Every little helps, and there’s no better way to say thank you, and to make sure they can continue to make amazing work.

throwtherose:

badlydrawndrownedman:

If you’ve been inspired by Punchdrunk’s work over the last year, fans of The Drowned Man are making a one off contribution towards their Enrichment work with children in East London.

Of course, you can continue to support the theatre company and the enrichment work by becoming a keyholder, but the show has had such a profound impact on so many people that we thought it would be a nice gesture to show how grateful we are, and support work that will inspire a new generation!

Come on, white masks, cough up!

Remember that moment when you were first introduced to Punchdrunk, when your concepts of what theatre could be — what art could be — were changed forever; remember that feeling of being immersed in another world, full of magic and endless possibility, all your senses sharpening, every nerve in your body tingling.

Then imagine how that moment would have felt when you were a child, how magical it would have been, how the magic would have gotten under your skin and become part of you, expanded your horizons, changed your aspirations, changed your appreciation of art and the world around you, the new richness it would have brought to your life as you grew up, the new richness you’d have brought to the lives of those around you in turn.

Then imagine that the child isn’t you, but is someone else, someone whose aspirations and expectations were so much more limited than yours, whose childhood was harder and poorer than yours, someone who ordinarily would never get the chance to experience something like this. Imagine the impact it would have on them, the ways it would have enriched your life and the changes it would have wrought on you so much more special for them.

Then go and donate. Because when you click on the button that’s what you’re making happen. You’re taking one of the brightest and best things you’ve been lucky enough to experience and gifting it to someone who ordinarily would never have the chance. They’ll never know you, never thank you, but you will have blessed them in a way they’ll never forget.

throwtherose:

In the basement with Phoebe
A strange, bittersweet show. My friend and I are booked for an Exec entrance, mainly so we don’t have to queue and can catch up before the show. We’re a drink down and it’s 5.20pm before we even make it to the entrance.
[…]

Thank you so much for writing this up. I never spent much time in the Drafting Studio and it’s lovely to see that it had the same incredible attention to detail as everything else in that world. Lovely.

throwtherose:

In the basement with Phoebe

A strange, bittersweet show. My friend and I are booked for an Exec entrance, mainly so we don’t have to queue and can catch up before the show. We’re a drink down and it’s 5.20pm before we even make it to the entrance.

[…]

Thank you so much for writing this up. I never spent much time in the Drafting Studio and it’s lovely to see that it had the same incredible attention to detail as everything else in that world. Lovely.

templestudios:

We queued outside the red shutter doors for the last time, so vastly different in feel to the first time. Then I queued alone, the street empty twenty minutes to the hour, wondering what I was getting myself into, and how I could’ve spent so much money on a ticket. Now we queued together. The…

This is lovely and honest, and brought more than a few tears to my eyes. Thank you for sharing; I’m so pleased that it meant so much to you, gave you so much joy, and so many amazing memories.

throwtherose:

badlydrawndrownedman:

The contents of the little book mentioned by throwtherose

1. SEWING MACHINE
Turn twice to release the code to summon MOLOCH
2. TYPEWRITER
Type the word ‘belial’ to summon BELIAL
3. JUICER
Face east turn handle 4 times clockwise to summon MOLOCH
4. CHEESE GRATER
Face north, squeeze lever…

THANK YOU! You are brilliant.

Ah, you star! 

I stumbled across that a while ago and was so completely creeped out that I scampered away to somewhere lighter and safer and never returned. But I never forgot the book. I seem to recall a chalkboard on the wall, too. A list of names, each with an artefact recorded next to them, tracking who had taken an item if it’d been borrowed from the room. Some of the entries were struck out with a thick line, presumably because neither the item nor the borrower would be coming back…

drinkthehalo:

I was going to write about the final week, but it feels wrong to just write about endings.

All weekend I was thinking about my favorite characters, and what they meant to me over time, so that is what I will write about.

It might take a while.

Let’s start with Frankie.

Art is the artist’s…

That’s wonderful — thank you for sharing. I discovered Conor’s Frankie very late in show, and it’s fascinating to hear about the early days that I missed, and interactions with other versions of characters that I never saw. Although I only managed to see him a few times, he rapidly became one of my favourites, and one of the characters that I’ll miss the most.

camthelibrarian:

I recently followed Sonya Cullingford’s version of the Drugstore Girl, and her story of desperate longing, of feeling trapped by life and wanting things to change struck a chord with me. It was such a beautifully nuanced and emotional loop that I couldn’t help but write about it.

I never…

It *is* beautiful. That brought a tear to my eye but in a such good way. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

TDM Appreciation Thread #5: Omar Gordon

baby-mammoth:

This post turned out being a master-recap of his loops more then anything else. I’m sorry for the amount of text.

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Thank you so much for that. I do think Omar is wonderful, and I wish I’d seen more of him. I never got the chance to see his William or his Fool before the end — I’d already those characters played by others, and wanted to explore the rest of the show before returning to them — and it’s one of my many regrets.

I did see his Claude, though, and he was a revelation. Smoothly charming, then bestial, aggressive, and, frankly, *terrifying*. 

templestudios:

Another showless show day gone by. This piece I did in early September of last year, and look how empty it had been then, how intimate the message was. On the last day, this scene was still no less powerful, even with the room brimming with people.You told us “we’re moving on” but I’m not sure we are ready yet.

Nope. Nowhere near. But seeing wonderful tributes like this makes it hurt a little bit less, so thank you.

templestudios:

Another showless show day gone by. This piece I did in early September of last year, and look how empty it had been then, how intimate the message was. On the last day, this scene was still no less powerful, even with the room brimming with people.
You told us “we’re moving on” but I’m not sure we are ready yet.

Nope. Nowhere near. But seeing wonderful tributes like this makes it hurt a little bit less, so thank you.

bloodsandandwhisky:

And CUT
(Even more self indulgent that the last one. Stupidly long. Seriously)
It’s time to talk about Stanford. We never really do that, do we? He’s a bit of a cold, calculating git, isn’t he, so we talk around him and his effects but rarely the man himself.
[…]

That’s lovely, and heartbreaking. Thank you.

bloodsandandwhisky:

And CUT

(Even more self indulgent that the last one. Stupidly long. Seriously)

It’s time to talk about Stanford. We never really do that, do we? He’s a bit of a cold, calculating git, isn’t he, so we talk around him and his effects but rarely the man himself.

[…]

That’s lovely, and heartbreaking. Thank you.