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Thanks to the supporters of 'Propelled'

Propelled creative development was successfully funded by the crowd!

A big thank you for the great support people have shown, it's great to see the love and respect and the encouragement to realize my dream.
The creative team and myself have been working on the play in order to see the production happening next year.

Thanks to my parents, Deb and Geoff Robins, for supporting the project financially, running me around during the creative development week and supporting my aspirations of being an artist.
I will keep you up to date in the development of the theatre production.

Belinda & Liz's group of Friends
Beryl Burchil
Donna-Maree O'Connor
Elaine Oliver
Emma Workman Bolt
Gillian Townsend
Jacqueline Larsen
Janine Aitken
Jeff Cunningham
John Maguire
Kay Jamieson
Klair Bayley
Kobi Lynn
Lauren Hall
Mark Russo
Matt Robins
Melissa Robertson
Moana McLaurin-Smith
Nicky Neighbour
Peter Hojgaard-Olsen
Sue Hayes & Kevin Mayo
The Roberts Family
Tony Freeman
Valerie Haigh
Velvet Eldred
Wendy Bryant
The Creative team:
Performer/Writer, Douglas Robins // Director, Suellen Maunder // Performance Writer, Jane Modric // Dramaturg, Peter Matheson // Designer, Simone Tesorieri // Performer / Choreographer, Catherine Hassall // Sound Designer, Trish Molloy // Digital Artist, Kyle Wilson

The Media:
Denise Carter and Jesse Kuch from THE CAIRNS POST
Pasco Rogato and Roz Pulley from THE CAIRNS SUN
Fiona Sewell from ABC Radio
Angelique Patterson from Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette
Seven News
For those who are finding out about Propelled:

My name is Douglas, I am 25 and an artist with a rare disease called Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). DMD is a recessive form of muscular dystrophy that affects around 1 in 3,500 males, which results in muscle degeneration and eventual death.
I would like to make a difference and share my thoughts through theatre with 'Propelled'.

What is Propelled?
Propelled is my theatre project, it is a play composed of my stories that will give an insight into a life in a wheelchair and maybe help change the perception of people with a disability.

Why Theatre?
Theatre is a very powerful tool, it helps me express myself and helps me fit in. I am an active artist and work with the JUTE Theatre Company in Cairns to develop my work through the Enter Stage Write program. JUTE has developed many new Australian works over the last 20 years and Propelled would be one of the future projects. I have also worked for Tropical arts inc. in the annual Shakespeare at the Tanks Arts Center the last few years including this year and also mentored at ARC disabilities services that have an ensemble who also participate in Shakespeare.
What did I achieve with the $11,000?
With the help of a professional Theatre Company based in Cairns, North Queensland Australia, called JUTE Theatre Company, we developed my work through a Creative Development week with a professional creative team.
We have worked for the entire week on the script and the performances to develop the play to make it production ready. After this creative development week my project will more likely be developed and produced by JUTE Theatre Company next year.

What did your help provide?
To develop the project I needed a professional creative team that includes a Writer, a Dramaturg, a Director, a Designer, two performers including myself and a musician. To cover the fees and legal requirements, I needed the $11,000.
Thank you - I am looking forward to showing you the results.

The Challenges

on 17th May 2013 at 2:00am. The payment portal is closed now.
A$25 +A personal thank you postcard from Douglas
12 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is June 2013
A$50 +An invitation to watch the performance the 17th of May in Cairns
20 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is May 2013
A$75 +A copy of the script signed by the creative team.
2 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is June 2013
A$100 +A video of the performance.
11 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is June 2013
A$150 +Acknowledgment of your support in the promotion of the production in 2014.
2 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is January 2014
A$200 +Invitation to watch the world premiere in Cairns.
5 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is January 2014
A$250 +Just name it and we'll do our best to make it happen!
2 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is May 2013