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The show cannot always go on... Somewhere

The show cannot always go on... Somewhere

Personal message

My name is Owen Lonzar, I have been a choreographer in South Africa for the past 30 years and I have had the honor of working with many incredible artists who have heart and have dedicated their lives to entertaining audiences at corporate and commercial events. 

They have given so much of themselves and now need your help to survive. No events or performances are allowed meaning they are all unemployed and struggling even to feed themselves.

I am looking to send each person in need a grocery voucher to shop for essentials to keep them and their families going for a couple of weeks at least. I am aiming for R350 - R500 per person. All funds will be managed by me and tracked for recording keeping purposes.

South Africa doesn't have anything in place to offer financial aid or relief for freelance performers

You are their hope right now so please donate what you can, every little bit helps.

#WaitingInTheWingsSA

 

*As per the campaign creator’s request, funds raised will be paid directly to One Small Act of Kindness*

Donations

  • Jul 08, 2020 - R 315.00
  • "In support of my theatre family. " - Jackie

  • Jul 08, 2020 - USD $ 12.35
  • "in a slightly lean time at the minute myself so giving what I can" - Tim Wells

  • Jul 06, 2020 - R 1 312.50
  • "Thanks for creating beauty and joy in my life. " - Marina

  • Jul 06, 2020 - R 367.50
  • "Waiting to applaud you all again!" - Barbara Wolf

  • Jun 24, 2020 - R 162.00
  • "

    The arts has always been there for humankind when they needed it most, just showing some love back.

    " - Miané

  • Jun 24, 2020 - R 312.00
  • "

    May the show again soon go on and never again be unable to go on!

    " - Sarita Shepherd

  • Jun 20, 2020 - R 52 500.00
  • "Happy Birthday . " - Anonymous

  • Jun 19, 2020 - R 512.00
  • "

    Keeping the love of dance alive

    " - Anonymous

  • Jun 19, 2020 - USD $ 30.31
  • "What a wonderful initiative! Theatre is such an important part of our lives!" - Saskia McFerren

  • Jun 18, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "For my friend Jules, always thinking of others!" - Jo

  • Jun 17, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Super initiative. Wishing everyone strength as you wait for the theatres to re-open" - Marina Papas

  • Jun 15, 2020 - R 162.00
  • "

    To my theatre family, you've got my love & support!

    " - Ayla Prins

  • Jun 13, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "Loving this episode of Together Again!" - Anonymous

  • Jun 13, 2020 - USD $ 29.32
  • "Every little bit helps. Love to my fellow artists. " - Duane Alexander

  • Jun 13, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "Thanks . Good memories of the show absolutely loved it" - Kiley

  • Jun 13, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Keep it up, great work! " - Stephen & Ursula

  • Jun 13, 2020 - R 262.50
  • "With love to all of you and thank you for being amazing!" - Steven Norminton

  • Jun 13, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Keep up this incredible project" - Merle

  • Jun 12, 2020 - R 2 500.00
  • "I'm so glad that I now have a chance to give back to the arts and the artists who help keep us entertained" - Bassie Nkhereanye

  • Jun 11, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Thank you for the music " - Brendan Gabriel

  • Jun 11, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "May the show go on very shortly as we are hungry to see performances once again. Sending love and strength to you all." - michelle

  • Jun 11, 2020 - R 512.00
  • "

    Hope it helps Owen, you are going a great job here

    " - Desiree Gibson

  • Jun 09, 2020 - R 552.00
  • "

    I wish that this project will soar to great heights and success. Such an important initiative and cause. May you all be blessed with a positive outcome. Well Done to Owen and all the organisers.

    " - Ivor Joffe

  • Jun 08, 2020 - USD $ 18.79
  • "I am fortunate to be an artist and still get paid. " - Renette Bouwer

  • Jun 06, 2020 - USD $ 52.75
  • "Carry on - CREATIVELY!!!!" - Tim Connell

  • Jun 06, 2020 - USD $ 31.32
  • "Hope this small amount helps" - Bryan Mynhardt

  • Jun 05, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "

    A wonderful initiave.Thank you

    " - Bobby Heaney Productions (Bobby Heaney)

  • Jun 04, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Awesome initiative ! " - Jackie and Amy Katzman

  • Jun 04, 2020 - USD $ 13.11
  • "Bravo to you all. " - Marissa Avraamides

  • Jun 03, 2020 - USD $ 12.23
  • "Performing was my first love and always near and dear to my heart - Strength and patience to all performers!" - Vanessa Raymond

  • Jun 02, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "This is a wonderful initiative, thank you from one artist to another. Michael de Pinna" - Michael de Pinna

  • Jun 02, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Thank you for bringing joy into the world, we appreciate you! " - Debbie

  • Jun 02, 2020 - R 62.00
  • "

    Hope this helps xx

    " - Shashi

  • Jun 02, 2020 - R 212.00
  • "

    Well done gals and guys

    " - Max

  • Jun 02, 2020 - R 312.00
  • "

    Owen, thanks for making this happen.

    " - Alison

  • Jun 02, 2020 - R 1 012.00
  • "

    Thank you Owen and team for this amazing work, sending all courage.

    " - The Eventors SA

  • Jun 01, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "Thank you for inspiring us!" - Sarah

  • Jun 01, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "I am fortunate to have had a lot of work as a freelancer last year and could save some money. Therefor I would like to give something back to my community. " - Mariska

  • Jun 01, 2020 - R 29 925.00
  • ""As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others" - Audrey Hepburn" - Ashvini Pillay

  • Jun 01, 2020 - R 112.00
  • "

    good luck and well done

    " - James Gibson

  • Jun 01, 2020 - R 2 000.00
  • "

    All the best and take care during these difficult times

    " - Kuben

  • May 31, 2020 - USD $ 18.54
  • "Great Fundraiser Helen!" - Sue Crathern

  • May 31, 2020 - USD $ 60.48
  • "best of luck lots of love Frank" - Franklin Dubowitz

  • May 31, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Thank You for your entertainment. Food for the soul! Filakia to Harry & Mano xx" - Maria Avraamides Veselinovic

  • May 30, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "Miss you Boki. " - Alice Ceronie

  • May 30, 2020 - USD $ 21.17
  • "Authentic talent. Thank you all." - Sivan

  • May 30, 2020 - USD $ 30.25
  • "Your talent is infectious. More so than corona. Stay strong. Thank you for the music. " - Mark Haumann

  • May 30, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "This too shall pass. We shall overcome." - Sean Brebnor

  • May 30, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Keep the arts alive!" - Van Wyngaardt

  • May 30, 2020 - R 315.00
  • "Will be back for the next performance! " - Moira

  • May 30, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "Good luck guys an amazing concert" - Gayle Livingstone

  • May 30, 2020 - USD $ 30.25
  • "Thank you for a wonderful show. Love from London. Cx" - Christopher Catherine

  • May 30, 2020 - USD $ 38.44
  • "Strength & best wishes" - Brian Webber & Raymond Theart

  • May 30, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "Such a wonderful initiative Owen! " - BD

  • May 30, 2020 - USD $ 23.49
  • "In Harry`s mom memory" - Litsa and dimu

  • May 30, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "You guys All rock. " - Chris

  • May 30, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Our country is filled with such talent. Thank you to Owen and everyone involved in this amazing show tonight." - Sandy Willemse

  • May 30, 2020 - USD $ 12.10
  • "Best wishes" - IT Corrigan

  • May 30, 2020 - USD $ 286.66
  • "You guys are legends " - Ultra Sound and Vision

  • May 30, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Great show. Thanks Guys" - Dr Billyy

  • May 30, 2020 - USD $ 26.08
  • "So Many Of Our Dreams Seem Impossible, They Seem Improbable, And Then, When We Summon The Will They Soon Become Inevitable" - Kal-El

  • May 30, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "We have so much talent in our beautiful country & nothing unites like music! Thank you to everyone for making this happen. Big hugs to Harry especially x" - Jaytee

  • May 30, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Without art societies would be colourless! Up the arts!" - Elizabeth Sidiropoulos

  • May 30, 2020 - USD $ 45.37
  • "With love from the Devar-Sakellarides family" - Nik Sakellarides

  • May 30, 2020 - USD $ 63.30
  • "What an amazing initiative! Happy to donate again because I know for a fact where my money is going! Hope this helps x :)" - Jade

  • May 30, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Much love to you all. " - Tonya Koenderman

  • May 30, 2020 - USD $ 30.25
  • "Well done! Stay strong and creative! " - Symonymous

  • May 30, 2020 - R 367.50
  • "Stay strong and keep the faith! XXX" - Laura Setzkorn

  • May 30, 2020 - USD $ 42.34
  • "We will come back shining brighter than the light at the end of this dark tunnel " - Anonymous

  • May 30, 2020 - USD $ 30.25
  • "Thank you Harry Sideropoulos fro alerting me to this wonderful concert." - Linda Dobbs

  • May 30, 2020 - R 52.50
  • "# stay safe & don't loose hope" - Dani

  • May 30, 2020 - USD $ 18.15
  • "Keep the gees, artists in every field - we love you, we respect you, you are our voice." - Boolally

  • May 30, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Here for the Performing Arts" - Meryl Szolkiewicz

  • May 30, 2020 - USD $ 12.10
  • "Wishing you all well. Thanks for the awesome entertainment. " - Anonymous

  • May 30, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "This is an awesome initiative. Keep up the good work." - Anonymous

  • May 30, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "With gratitude, love and best wishes for a brighter future SOON!" - Norman Strike

  • May 30, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Play on" - Jenonymous

  • May 30, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "I cant imagine a world without performers" - Megan Spavins

  • May 30, 2020 - USD $ 114.66
  • "The show will go on we have faith in you all and it is an honour to help where we can! " - Tai Strike

  • May 30, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Wonderful initiative. Behind the artist all the way" - Joelle

  • May 30, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Good luck!" - Sue Welchman

  • May 29, 2020 - R 420.00
  • "Thanks for all the hard work, Owen. Appreciate it. Target and beyond!" - Bruce Dennill

  • May 29, 2020 - R 2 100.00
  • "Love and light to all involved. Bee Chapman xxx" - Bee Chapman

  • May 29, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Don’t stop being creative !" - Roy

  • May 29, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "This beautiful initiative fills artist with hope and shows us who we are, courageous generous and resilient in the face of such difficulty. We are here for eachother. " - Sylvaine Strike

  • May 28, 2020 - R 52.50
  • "One seat at a performance" - Anonymous

  • May 28, 2020 - USD $ 60.56
  • "Thank you Kate and Amra for flagging this worthy cause. Wishing you all well. Cx" - Christopher Catherine

  • May 28, 2020 - R 212.00
  • "

    Thank you so much for organizing this event and thank you to every performing artist out there who is helping us all get through lockdown! We could not stay at home without you!

    " - Maryke Reichel

  • May 27, 2020 - R 10 500.00
  • "Thank you for taking up the baton to help your fellow artists during these unprecedented times. " - Carolyn Steyn

  • May 27, 2020 - USD $ 30.36
  • "Hope this helps!" - Candice

  • May 27, 2020 - R 1 575.00
  • "Thanks for creating a platform for us to help. Looking forward to #waitinginthewingsSA" - Julie-Anne McDowell

  • May 26, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "Stronger. Better. Together " - Debbie

  • May 26, 2020 - R 582.75
  • "Thank you Owen and all the wonderful musicians helping to raise money for those without food! Its so devastating to be left out in the cold without being able to earn an income." - SiAnne

  • May 26, 2020 - R 512.00
  • "

    I miss the theatre!

    " - Lesley

  • May 25, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "Thank you for helping those who need it" - Anonymous

  • May 24, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Keep going " - Rene

  • May 24, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Hang in there guys! " - Cathrine Hopkins

  • May 20, 2020 - R 367.50
  • "Job well done Owen!" - Julie Solomon

  • May 20, 2020 - USD $ 57.87
  • "I hope it helps. It's all I have to give. " - Sam

  • May 20, 2020 - USD $ 63.30
  • "I hope this helps x" - Jade

  • May 20, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Keep on keeping on!" - Anonymous

  • May 20, 2020 - R 2 625.00
  • "Thank you for helping our artists" - Heloise Smith

  • May 20, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Well done on this initiative. " - Marise

  • May 18, 2020 - R 512.00
  • "

    Well done on this initiative Owen

    " - Vicky Friedman

  • May 16, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Hope this helps" - Merle

  • May 15, 2020 - USD $ 28.23
  • "Keep safe during these troubled times. " - Zane

  • May 15, 2020 - USD $ 28.23
  • " Wishing you strength during these tough times " - Robert Finlayson

  • May 14, 2020 - R 367.50
  • "One more grocery voucher. " - Brenda Sakellarides

  • May 14, 2020 - R 577.50
  • "Keep rising, again and again......" - Cassilyn

  • May 14, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Thank you for helping to make a difference Owen" - David Bloch

  • May 13, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "It is a little, but I hope and pray that the artists continue to grace our stages with poise and grandeur that we’ve become accustomed to. Blessings " - Thavan

  • May 13, 2020 - USD $ 110.25
  • "Being an Entertainer is being addicted to constantly creating & perfecting your art form. Long live the arts " - Tami du Preez

  • May 13, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "

    I'm hoping this will help someone in need.

    " - Alex

  • May 13, 2020 - R 512.00
  • "

    The curtain will rise again. May the target be exceeded. Thank you Owen Lonzar for this initiative.

    " - The Pink Room

  • May 12, 2020 - USD $ 28.60
  • "Keep Dreaming" - Astrid Sherman

  • May 12, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Behind you and every artist always " - Shelley Meskin

  • May 12, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "Happy thanksgiving help" - Delia Sainsbury

  • May 12, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "Amazing initiative" - Kate Normington

  • May 12, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "<3 " - Anonymous

  • May 12, 2020 - R 551.25
  • "My best wishes to all the Performers. And stay safe." - Beverley B

  • May 11, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "When we ask others to contribute we have to contribute too - please help me help others" - Owen Lonzar

  • May 11, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Great cause thanks for organizing this Owen and good luck. " - Claire van Niekerk

  • May 11, 2020 - USD $ 28.60
  • "Artists always rise as they are living their truth!" - Samantha

  • May 11, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Keep Going. " - Debbie Rakusin

  • May 11, 2020 - USD $ 28.60
  • "From one artist to another. You are vital xxx" - Sivan

  • May 11, 2020 - USD $ 11.44
  • "Forever creative. " - Deidre

  • May 11, 2020 - R 252.00
  • "Sending Blessings and Love" - Jeremy Kusner

  • May 11, 2020 - USD $ 11.44
  • "Thinking of you all" - Riette

  • May 11, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Such a worthy cause, support our perforning artists! " - Anitra

  • May 11, 2020 - USD $ 26.13
  • "Good luck Owen I pray you raise R1,000,000's" - Wendy Carole

  • May 11, 2020 - USD $ 28.60
  • "To keep the SA arts alive in some way" - Jane Young

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Donations to date

R 172 509.28

Fundraising target

R 150 000.00
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My name is Owen Lonzar, I have been a choreographer in South Africa for the past 30 years and I worked with many incredible artists. They have given so much of themselves and now need your help to survive. I am looking to send each person in need a grocery voucher to shop for essentials to keep them and their families going for a couple of weeks at least.