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Epilepsy Awareness Theatre Project

Epilepsy Awareness Theatre Project

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My name is Sasha Fourie, performance name, Sasha Fourie Myburgh, I am 29 years old. I suffer from temporal lobe Epilepsy like so many others. I am also a professional dancer. I would like to spread awareness and comfort to Epileptics through this project. Educate audiences about Epilepsy and further illness that many suffer of but are not visible at all.

I am fundraising to put on a theatre piece which will tackle the issues of Epilepsy. I would like to put on a quality theatre work addressing this subject matter which is one of the world's leading neurological disorders. Epilepsy is not often addressed and highly misunderstood. I want to create awareness and more understanding about seizures and other conditions that can accompany these as more people should know what to do when seizures occur. The condition itself will be tackled as well the impact of being medicated for life, side effects, emotional impact and a new avenue of dependency that sufferers have to deal with.

I am hoping to raise the funds by the 20 December 2019.

The funds will be used to pay for all expenses which are required to put on a theatre work. Expenses such as; hiring of theatre, rehearsal space, director/choreographer, tech crew etc.

Budget for Epilepsy Theatre Project
Choreographer/Director R 28,000
Theatre R 16,365
Costume R 1,445
Photography/Video Footage R 6,000
Rehearsal/Studio space TBC
Tech crew TBC
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TOTAL R 51,810

This work will educate audiences about this widely spread illness that many suffer of but appear to be 'normal'. Theatre has a way of making serious and uncomfortable topics more approachable and digestible and open up discussions and create more consciousness around issues such as Epilepsy. I will also bring awareness to various Epilepsy foundations and support centers so that people know where to go to get help.

*Where possible, funds raised will be paid directly to the relevant supplier/venue*

Donations

  • Dec 10, 2019 - R 1 000.00
  • "

    Good Luck

    " - Fourie

  • Sep 08, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "What a beautiful initiative. Can't wait to see it! " - Anonymous

  • Aug 01, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "All the best Sasha!!" - Familia

  • Jul 29, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Sending you love and light Sasha xxx" - J & K

  • Jul 28, 2019 - USD $ 69.95
  • "Good Luck????????" - Lester and Wendy Heldsinger

  • Jul 28, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "All the very best Sasha, may your work bring about the change that you envision" - Anonymous

  • Jul 28, 2019 - R 1 000.00
  • "Best ever! Looking forward to viewing the piece!" - The Ballet Lady

  • Jul 23, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "xxx" - Anonymous

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Statistics

Donations to date

R 7 500.03

Fundraising target

R 60 000.00
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I am fundraising to put on a theatre piece which will tackle the issues of Epilepsy. I would like to put on a quality theatre work addressing this subject matter which is one of the world's leading neurological disorders.