Located in Seattle, Forward Flux Productions is a dynamic live arts production company devoted to presenting innovative projects that connect people with art in unexpected ways. Our mission is to cultivate new artistic voices and new audiences to create an accessible, sustainable, relevant future for the live arts. We place an emphasis on presenting new work from women and artists of color, and are working to create a safe, equitable, accessible live arts experience for all. In 2017, all three of our productions were ranked in the Top 25 and we received a cash award from Recognizing Artistic Diversity in Seattle Theatre.
This is our first Kickstarter campaign ever and we need your help to bring our production of A Small History of Amal, Age 7 to the stage! We are celebrating our fifth year of productions in Seattle and we want you to be a partner in making live art accessible to all, paying our artists a fair wage, and investing in diverse voices. Funds raised by this Kickstarter will allow us to:
- Offer subsidized tickets for all performances, starting as low as $10. These are available to anyone with need, and are offered at a steep discount from full price.
- We have a team of 22 artists working to bring this show to life, and each of them is being paid a competitive stipend for their time and talents.
- EVERY single play we have presented in Seattle has been written by a woman or an artist of color, and Amal is no different. It is written by a female playwright, and features a 100% POC cast of 6. Our creative team is also over 50% female, and over 30% POC.
Last year, A Small History of Amal, Age 7 was presented as a reading during our Salon series with our partner Pratidhwani (they are joining us again this year for the full production). And now, Lindsay Joelle (the playwright), has been traveling to Seattle and working with the cast and creative team to see this immersive production come to life. This is where you come in: With your support, for the first time ever, this play will run as a fully staged production!
A Small History of Amal, Age 7 will play at West of Lenin between September 19th and October 6th. Audiences will travel to Mumbai, India, on the fateful day of the 2006 Mumbai train bombings. They will meet Amal, a seven-year-old boy in a public hospital, who uses his explorer's heart and a little Bollywood magic to fight the god of death. This imaginative play weaves together heartache and triumph as it invites us to examine our connection to family, our city, and the world.
If you care deeply about giving a platform to work that is relevant right now, and striking a meaningful dialogue that stirs a lasting impression, then join us and make a pledge today. Thank you!