You’ve seen our posts on Facebook and Twitter, you’ve been inundated requests to ‘APPLY NOW’, and you’ve sat and wondered what the whole project is about. Why should you apply? What is so great about ‘The Greenhouse’?
Well funny you should ask that because there are a couple of reasons ‘The Greenhouse’ is so great. Firstly, it’s a completely new venue at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019 which we’re building ourselves. Secondly, it’s main focuses are our relationship with the environment, and financial and disabled access to theatre. And thirdly, there’s a super passionate team who all working really hard to make this dream a reality.
So, now the sales pitch is over, and you’re wondering, ‘but why should I get involved in this project?’ Let me tell you 5 of the reasons why ‘The Greenhouse’ is your ultimate summer 2019 project:
You like theatre
If you’re reading this blog, it’s 99.9% certain (not a scientific statistic) that you like theatre. So, why not get involved in something where everyone is super passionate about creating awesome theatre?
At BoxedIn we love pushing theatrical boundaries, whether that be with different dramatic forms, interesting scripts, cool tech, whatever you want to try and achieve, rest assured we will try our absolute best to ensure you can realise it.
We want ‘The Greenhouse’ to be a space which houses some really cool stuff. So, this means that if you were to join us you’d have the opportunity to work with some very talented people and see lots of great shows. It doesn’t matter if you’re not a director or writer or you don’t have a specific show you want to pitch to us. Just apply, let us know what your skills are, and what aspect of the project you want to get involved with, and we’ll find a job for you.
You care about the environment
One of the main focuses of the project is exploring our relationship with the environment. Scientists have recently discovered we only have 12 years left to stop the effects of global warming and save our planet. ‘The Greenhouse’ aims to try and promote awareness of this through a selection of environmentally-focused plays, which will hopefully make people more conscious of their environmental impact, and consequently we can all work together to be more eco-friendly.
In addition to this, here at ‘The Greenhouse’ we are going to lead by example. The building itself will be made almost entirely from recycled and reclaimed materials, we’re going to have a zero-waste marketing plan, and no mains electricity in the building. Protecting our environment is so important, which is a massive part of the reason why we’re so passionate about this project.
It’s a cheaper way to get involved in The Fringe.
You won’t have to pay anything to perform in ‘The Greenhouse’. Yes, that’s right, we’re giving you a completely free performance venue. Aren’t we kind?
You will still have to cover the cost of your show, which we estimate to be between £500 and £1000. If you want more details on how to fund your show and possible costs involved, head over to our last blog post.
But that being said, the fact that you won’t have to pay venue costs will significantly reduce your overall spend. The Edinburgh Fringe can be very expensive, so trust us this free venue is a god send.
You will make some new (awesome) friends and memories.
We all like to think that we’re pretty friendly here at ‘The Greenhouse’. I mean, the core team have agreed to spend the next 10 months working together so we must get on pretty well. And the Fringe is a great time to meet new friends. Everyone around you shares a passion for performing and working together really builds friendships.
The Fringe is also an experience like no other. You can walk down the street at 10:30pm and come across a singing magician doing a show on the pavement or end up in a tiny hut at 2:30am while a clown does an interpretive dance about love. The Edinburgh Fringe is the perfect time to create memories that you’ll cherish forever.
It’s a once in a lifetime experience
Yes, we get it, this is a really crazy idea. We’re building our own venue at The Edinburgh Fringe, we’ve never done anything like this before. But this challenge is what makes our project unique and exciting. We can safely say that you will never have the opportunity to join in with something like ‘The Greenhouse’ ever again.
If nothing else, getting involved with ‘The Greenhouse’ will give you some incredible stories to tell, and you will win best anecdote at every social occasion you go to. Unless, of course, you hang out with people like Meryl Streep on the regular. In which case, you will never win, but at least maybe you’ll be able to impress Meryl by telling her about this unique theatre experience!
So, what are you waiting for? Apply to join our team now!