Mike van Graan

is creating Theatre (plays)

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Angels with One Wing
$4
per month
I will provide a regular newsletter to keep patrons informed of my activities.  I would also welcome engagement with, and correspondence from patrons.
Angels with Two Wings
$7
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In addition to a regular newsletter, Angels with two wings will receive a symbol of a production of one of my plays.  They will also get reviews of recent plays.  Again, Angels in this tier are strongly encouraged to engage and correspond with me via email.
Angels with halo
$10
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Angels with Halos will receive a monthly newsletter and signed merchandise related to my theatre work as well as reviews of plays, interviews and articles.  I would be happy to engage in email correspondence, and to have conversations on Zoom or other online platforms and build a more personal relationship with Angels in this tier.

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About

I'm a playwright.  I write dramas.  About contemporary, post-apartheid South Africa. But also about global themes.  Like migration.  Climate change.  Inequality.  Big themes but always exploring how these impact on the lives of ordinary people.  I also do satire.  Mostly in the form of one-person, multi-sketch revues.  To date, I've written 34 plays.  I've been fortunate.  Many of the plays have received excellent reviews, have been nominated for, and won awards.  I've received commissions from festivals and theatres - both local and international - to write new works.  For this, I am extremely grateful.  But to produce the work, takes resources.  To tour these plays around the country, around the African continent and indeed, globally, is costly.  Unlike downloading a song, exporting a book or even watching a movie on-line, touring a play requires flights, accommodation, set transport, fees, etc.  So, I've become a reluctant producer as well, for that is the only way to make sure that the creative works travel.  So that their content catalyses debate, "the other" is humanised, and actors, directors and technicians can earn sustained income.  I try to provide new entrants with platforms to showcase their talents.  I've been blessed with institutional support.  But it is the generous support of individuals - theatre Angels - people who believe in and love the work I do, that has helped to sustain me, and to support the kind of theatre I do: theatre for thinking audiences.  This is to invite you to join such angels in supporting my work.  (The video - though a little dated - provides some insight into the satirical work I do).

For more information, see www.mikevangraan.co.za

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