Intentions Play 2021 NYC Premiere

Intentions Play 2021 NYC Premiere

From Allison Elaine

Intentions by Allison Svagdis will premiere live as part of SheNYC’s 2021 Festival at the Connelly Theatre! We need your help in taking this story from page to stage!

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About the play:

Intentions centers around a young woman struggling to find her happy ending when trouble from her past keeps resurfacing. After a traumatic sexual assault experience as a teen, she tries to move forward but college, boys and herself get in the way of coping. This is a story about pain, love, redemption and facing your demons- inside and out. 

About the playwright:

Allison Svagdis is a New York City based playwright and actress. She recently graduated from Point Park University with a BFA in Acting. 

Over the course of four years she wrote Intentions and allowed the current social climate to influence her. Inspired by the #metoo movement, the story of Intentions began to take shape. 

Why now?

Our show was lucky enough to be selected for SheNYC's 2020 digital festival, but now we'd really like to bring it to the world LIVE, in all it's glory, to a beautiful NYC Off-Broadway theatre. We believe this is an beautiful, important story that needs to be told. SheNYC has given us the opportunity to do so in the 2021 festival, but we need your help to make that dream a reality...

What do we need money for? 

(Unfortunately) Theatre costs money!

We think it’s extremely important to support your local artists, and now we need your help more than ever! From the paper the script is printed on, to the prop onstage, to the rehearsal room we will live in for a month- it starts to add up... 

Your money will directly go to:

-Rehearsal Space: Hundreds of hours of rehearsal happens behind the scenes before you see the finished product onstage, but we need a place to do so! If you have a large, empty room handy that we're able to fully occupy for four weeks, please let us know! If not, we'd love a donation!

-Set/Props/Costumes: An amazing set and realistic props can bring a show to life and while we're working hard behind to bring everything together to make theatre magic, we need your support to get the resources to do so. And as far as costumes... they cant go out there naked! It's not that kind of show!

-Our cast and creative team: This is showbiz baby! It truly takes a village and our cast and crew put their sweat, blood and tears into this show. We would like to offer some sort of gratitude for all of their amazing work bringing Intentions to life.

We realize not everyone has the ability to donate- we understand! All that we ask is please share our page- every bit of exposure helps! We also ask, if you have time, to consider signing these petitions to protect victims of sexual assault:

https://www.change.org/p/congress-save-the-vital-programs-of-the-violence-against-women-act?source_location=topic_page

https://www.change.org/p/missouri-lawmakers-change-missouri-enticement-laws?source_location=topic_page

To stay up to date with Intentions follow us on social media!

FB: @IntentionsNYC

IG: @intentions_nyc

Twitter: @intentions_nyc

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