Funding two productions of a new play opening at the NY Fringe Festival in August and the Philadelphia Fringe Festival in September... SKIN IN THE GAME tells the story of three underprivileged high school seniors who compete for a full-ride university scholarship during an overseas event match - only to discover that the competition may result in at least one of the group never returning home.
Hi - my name is Anthony Giunta, the writer/director of the feature film, CONTEST, which premiered on Cartoon Network last October. I am the writer and director of a new play, entitled SKIN IN THE GAME, which premiered at the innaugural Pittsburgh Fringe Festival in May 2014.
The play will open on August 11, 2014 at FringeNYC, and then goes on to the Philadelphia Fringe Festival one month later.
SKIN IN THE GAME is the story of three underprivileged high school seniors who compete for a full-ride university scholarship during an overseas event match - only to discover that the competition may result in at least one of the group never returning home.
We're running this campaign to help finance the NYC and Philly Fringe Festival productions; we need to raise $10,000 to cover the productions in both cities. With actors from several different cities, we must cover travel, accomodations, meals, publicity, actors' salaries/expenses, crew salaries/expenses, rehearsals, and - in the case of the Philly Fringe - even renting a theater space.
The audience who saw the show in Pittsburgh reiterated what the cast and I already knew going in: we have a topical, edgy play that entertains and enlightens audiences from teens onward.
We'd love to have the means to share the story we're telling with the Fringe audiences in New York and Philly.
If you can contribute to the capaign, that's awesome - and even if you can only help us spread the word by sharing our video with your family and friends, that would be awesome, too.
The cast of this show is incredilbe, and they need to be seen; we all thank you for whatever help you can give us to bring the story to life on stage... we hope you'll support it, and come see the show.