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Joshua Baty & #ChangeTheLandscape

Joshua Baty & #ChangeTheLandscape

We are just 7 days out from the end of our Boosted Campaign!

How will you be helping us "Change The Landscape," by donating to The Snot-Gobbler? Your support will allow us to:

  • Present a strong female hero
  • Present a strong and "older" female sidekick
  • Broach the topic of grief and loss in a way that is accessible to children; who will experience these things at some point int their lives and often while they are young.
  • Provide a performance for children with special and specific needs.
  • Sale our tickets at a rate that is "doable" for a wider range of of families.
  • Give a free workshop that will encourage the creativity and imagination of the children who attend.
  • Get closer to our goal of paying artist at a rate that reflects the value of their work. 

These are just a few of our goals as Navi, and if these are things that you can get behind, then please consider helping The Snot-Gobbler become a fully funded project. 

 

 

 

To Our Family & Friends

To Our Family & Friends

As you probably know by now, Nicci Reuben is the creator of The Snot-Gobbler. We (as Navi) are so proud of her and this magical story that she has imagineered into life along with her partner, Ross Goffin. 

We know that we have spent the last month asking our family and friends for money, and please believe us when we say that doing a fundraiser is one of the most intense and humbling experiences you can have; I think we all know that having to ask someone for money, even family, is often awkward at best. But at the end of the day, we need our family and friends to achieve our dreams, and not just monetarily, we need you to see our work, we need to know that we can use our creative side and successfully communicate with it to those the we love and respect. I can't really say any of this better then Nicci has in her video, so I hope that you will give it a watch and that you will consider helping us #FundTheMagic. We only have one week left to reach our funding goal.

A Message From Our Birthday Girl

A Message From Our Birthday Girl

It's Morgan's Birthday!!! We love our Morgan! She is our passionate, compassionate, generous, and bubbly Navi Co-founder and she has a lil' Boosted message for all of you.

For The Snot-Gobbler Morgan is keeping herself busy by assisting in marketing, running our car boot sale (Next Sunday the 19th of March) and just being an awesome and patient all around assistant. I want to mention here, that she is (like all of the Navi core team) doing all of this work without any form of renumeration. Our Navi team is driven by passion and by having the opportunity to do projects with the support of several people. Our only "pay" comes in being able to use the money our Boosted Campaign and ticket sales bring in to fund our work. 

We hope that you will consider helping us reach our Boosted goals so that we can bring the magic that Morgan is talking about to the stage. We only have 17 days left to reach $5000.00 and all it will take to get us there is each of our friends sending a fiver our way. If you do donate today please write "Happy Birthday Morgan!" in the message/comment box. 

One Boy, No Mum.

One Boy, No Mum.

This week we are introducing you to Robot Boy! Robot Boy is our villain's unwitting side kick who you might be tempted to route for just because he is so darn adorable!  

 

Robot Boy is a creation of Gotten-Gitten Von Schnauzelburger. He was made out of love and hope for GG and his wife Mary, who were unable to have a child of their own. Robot Boy and Mary were very special to one another. You could say that Robot Boy loved Mary, though some might argue that a mechanical creation doesn't know what love is. Robot Boy lives with the memory of how Mary cared for him and took him on all kinds of adventures out in the town and to the park. Going to the park with Mary was his favorite thing in the whole wide world, and he doesn't understand why he hasn't been allowed out since Mary went away. Robot Boy is very loyal to his father and though he doesn't understand GG's intense hatred of smiles, laughter, and children, he dutifully does his part in the lab...until one day....

 

It's been so "outstanding" to see how Robot Boy has come together. As with all our puppets, hours of work has gone into both the imagineering and the engineering of this mechanical fellow. We are just 20 days out from the end of our campaign and there is still much imagineering to do. Have a lil' sneak peek and the progress of Robot Boy and please consider helping us #FundTheMagic. 

Cloths & Costumes & Stuff

Cloths & Costumes & Stuff

We think that Robot Boy is the cutest mechanical sidekick to ever roll across the stage and we believe the kids will think so too!

Robot Boy is our most complete puppet. A hodge podge of parts, the crafting of Robot Boy was all about finding the right gadgets to bring him to life, and Designer Ross Goffin and actor Tyler Brailey have been doing a fantastic job of making our plays unwitting bad boy into a crowd favorite. Here's a few materials that went into making this little tin man:

  • one headlight
  • two light sabers
  • one tin box
  • two shower hoses
  • one meter
  • Four Wheels
  • Two torches
  • other car parts
  • screws & bolts
  • Wires galore
  • Batteries
  • Cans of Spray Paint
  • Foam

As with Gotten-Gitten, Ross has put loads of time into Robot Boy, from initial design concept to completion. By donating to our Boosted campaign, you will not only allow us to cover the materials we have already used, you will also enable us to manage the upkeep up of his parts and paint, and perhaps add a few more bells and whistles (magic) to his design. As Robot Boy mentioned, we are doing double duty on costumes for this show. We not only need to costume GG and Rosie, we also need to costume our four actors. We have come up with a very simple (aka affordable) concept for our actor's costumes, but every little bit costs money and so every donation helps in more ways then you can perhaps imagine. Please consider helping us #FundTheMagic.