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Raising Rabbit-town

Raising Rabbit-town
WHAT! Solo Chicken Productions is raising money to help us produce 'Rabbit-town', an original play written by Ryan Griffith & Lisa Anne Ross that pays tribute to the working class engine of Fredericton, once known as Rabbit-town. This play will be the final chapter of the two year long Animating Rabbit-town Project and will feature 10 local performers, 15 members of the Stepping Stones Choir and will be directed by Robin C. Whittaker, with technical direction by Chris Saad. Visit www.rabbit-town.com for more details about the Animating Rabbit-town Project. WHY! We have launched this fundraising campaign because we hope to raise enough funds to be able to pay our performers a living wage. New Brunswick artists are an amazing and talented bunch. With your support we can help to ensure that our creative economy is robust and that these hard working folks are remunerated for their amazing work! MORE MORE MORE (Here is the full scoop on the whole project!) In the fall of 2012 Solo Chicken Productions, in collaboration with a multitude of community partners began facilitating a multi-year community arts project about the historic community of Rabbit-town nestled between York & Smythe Street. The project to date has featured a stunning Christmas Concert at St. Dunstan’s Cathedral, a walking tour, free art based historic programming for seniors, youth and students, the creation of a blog and many other exciting community events. The multi-year project will culminate in June 2014 with the production of an original play about Rabbit-town that will premier at the Train Station on York Street. Now commonly known as ‘The West Platt’, this historically rich neighborhood formerly and still anecdotally called ‘Rabbit-Town’ was once the proud working class engine of Fredericton. Shoe and canoe factories, horse stables, small grocers and a railway station were the centre of a vibrant, hard scrabble community that was flanked by rolling hills and flower filled meadows. Still vibrant, the neighborhood today is home to schools, shops, churches, business offices and busy streets. A mixture of heritage buildings and modern architecture form a bridge between the past and the present, as do the memories and stories of residents who remember the neighborhood in its first incarnation. Through Animating Rabbit-town we are striving to share this rich history, renew community ties and revive community pride all through the arts. The final production of the Animating Rabbit-town Project that will premier in June of 2014 is the product of two full years of research and collaboration and will feature a script that was co-written by Lisa Anne Ross and local playwright Ryan Griffith. The play will be set in the Train Station on York Street in the 1940’s and will give audiences a whimsical look into the heart of Rabbit-town at that time. A mother and her brood wait for a son to return home from war, a pair of star-crossed lovers may be reunited, brothers cause a ruckus and a homegrown circus toots and blares outside.


raised of $4,000 goal


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Solo Chicken Productions, is a professional theatre company that was formed in March of 2004 with a mandate to create and support the creation of new works of physical theatre, engage in community collaborations and to develop innovative educational programs.  In 2015 in response to a growing need in New Brunswick to support the growth of both emerging and professional artists, Solo Chicken Productions launched a new initiative, the coop, that aims to create professional works with touring potential that utilizes the wealth of New Brunswick based artists.


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  2. Noah Kenneally
    Noah Kenneally gave a $25 donation
    Good luck Lisa! Huge hugs!
    almost 8 years ago · Like
  3. Caroline Brennan
    Caroline Brennan gave a $25 donation
    I love you like crazy, Lisa. You inspire me.
    almost 8 years ago · Like
  4. marlee ross
    marlee ross gave a $100 donation
    about 8 years ago · Like
  5. Leah Levac
    Leah Levac gave a $50 donation
    about 8 years ago · Like
  6. Vincent Beswick-Escanlar
    Vincent Beswick-Escanlar gave a $100 donation
    about 8 years ago · Like
  7. Elizabeth Christie
    Elizabeth Christie gave a $50 donation
    about 8 years ago · Like
  8. David J Ross
    David J Ross gave a $100 donation
    Good Luck from David and Colleen
    about 8 years ago · Like
  9. An anonymous donation of $25 has been made
    about 8 years ago · Like
  10. Anne Bailliu
    Anne Bailliu gave a $150 donation
    about 8 years ago · Like
  11. Lissa Beauchamp Desroches
    Lissa Beauchamp Desroches gave a $50 donation
    Hey! Looking forward to the play this June!
    about 8 years ago · Like
  12. Shannon Cunningham
    Shannon Cunningham gave a $50 donation
    about 8 years ago · Like
  13. Christie Dennison
    Christie Dennison gave a $25 donation
    about 8 years ago · Like
  14. Jennifer Pazienza
    Jennifer Pazienza gave a $100 donation
    about 8 years ago · Like
  15. Jeremy Mouat
    Jeremy Mouat gave a $100 donation
    about 8 years ago · Like
  16. Jeannine Bailliu
    Jeannine Bailliu gave a $50 donation
    about 8 years ago · Like
  17. Jonathan Hamilton-Irving
    Jonathan Hamilton-Irving gave a $200 donation
    about 8 years ago · Like
  18. Lynda Ross
    Lynda Ross gave a $500 donation
    about 8 years ago · Like
  19. Raising Rabbit-town
    about 8 years ago · Like
Garry Myles
Lacie Armstrong
Kevin Shinobi
Jeff Deminchuk
Jennifer Pazienza
Christie Dennison
Shannon Cunningham
Lissa Beauchamp Desroches
Lynda Ross
Katharine Sircom
David J Ross
Elizabeth Christie
Vincent Beswick-Escanlar
Leah Levac
marlee ross
Caroline Brennan
Noah Kenneally
Anne Bailliu
Jonathan Hamilton-Irving
Jeannine Bailliu
Jeremy Mouat

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