"Corazones de Plástico" means “Plastic hearts” and is a show which treats the issue of the trash…
But not just any kind of garbage but the waste produced by humans and above all the plastic waste
I’m Enrico Bizzotto, the actor who lens his voice and body, to the representation of this modern story.
The play is part of a proyect named “Human Being, Planet Being” which goes around the high schools with two main goals:
-Bring the youth to theater.
-Raise their awareness about the state of our seas and our planet
“Corazones de Plastico” is a modern story: a tragicomedy, which describes how our planet is today and how it will be in 200 years, if we continue like this.
The master of ceremony is Yena Ridens, a buffón, a jester, a graduate in assholness, a sidereal traveler, a cruel and cunning narrator who will make you see the world through the eyes of a scientist, a housewife , from a 5 year old boy, an alien and many other characters
An important part of the project in the schools, with the students, is the debate: at the end of each function there is a theatrical talk with the girls and the boys, where the character of the show, Yena Ridens, asks them questions:
What can you do, TODAY, HERE?
This is the final question of the work: let's not talk just for talking, or say things we would like to do to feel "less guilty" ... let's propose simple, real and concrete actions that we can implement today!
Critical Thinking, Responsible Information, Sociable Revolution, Decrease, Disruptive Thinking, street demonstrations, signature collection and Boycott: these are the issues raised in the talk, so that young people understand that they have many tools at their disposal, and to that they also understand the urgency and importance of acting now, and acting in a responsible manner.
WHAT HAPPENED THROUGH THIS FIRST YEAR?
In the 2018-2019 school year, the pilot project was launched on the island of Fuerteventura (in the Canary Islands) in 8 higher education institutes, for a total of more than 2000 students.
Having seen the good reaction in the room and, above all, having seen the comments and enthusiasm of the teachers who accompanied the students, I was encouraged and decided ...
OPEN THE DOORS OF THE SHOW TO ADULT AUDIENCE!
The three night performances surprised me a lot: the emotion, the connection and the energy with the adult audience was even bigger than with the young people, it seems that people were waiting to see something like that !!!
Now I want to go to more: reach more young people, adults, children and share this story with as many people as possible. I want to move the show beyond the island of Fuerteventura, and beyond the Canary Islands.
YOUTUBE CHANNEL !!!
A key point that I want to develop with this crowdfunding is the YouTube channel.
The function of the channel will be triple:
1- Show several excerpts from the play (for people who cannot approach theater).
2- Videos with weekly cadence of “fun ecology” YENA RIDENS style: a web date for those who want to know more enjoying a fun time .
3- Report anti-environment situations that occur in your environment. Yes because I want to offer you the opportunity to become a special correspondent “Yena Ridens”, and collaborate with us.
Below you have an example of what I want to do with the YouTube channel: This video denounces the spur of the beaches of Fuerteventura of Rodolitos, some calcareous seaweeds that seem "popcorn".
HOW DOES A CROWDFUNDING WORK AND ... HOW CAN YOU COLLABORATE?
If you like the project and want to support me, choose your reward and put your donation. The money will leave your account ONLY after 40 days and ONLY if we match the goal of the campaign and reach the predetermined figure.
I TELL YOU THAT I WILL DESTINATE YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS
The money from this crowdfunding is used to:
1- DESIGN OF LIGHTS: What until now "has gone well", has to be transformed into a professional product, and it takes two designs of lights made by a professional designer. One for small theaters and one for large theaters. Fancisco ("Paco") is looking forward to the crowdfunding success to start to work!
2- TECHNOLOGY: We need a program that can manage the audio and light mixers at the same time, in order to work with only one technician (instead of two) and save us an important expense. We also need a fairly powerful computer to support the program, without risk of failures.
3- VIDEO MAKING: a part of the money will go to the creation of 12 fun videos of ecological culture and critic that will be posted on the YouTube channel and in the social networks of YENA RIDENS. Above have an example of the type of videos we want to take.
4- MARKETING: This is the invisible part of the project ... but certainly the most important. A part of the money raised will be destined to pay a professional who for 5 months will take care of the promotion of the work, and will create a network of contacts for us so that we can continue promoting and moving the show inside and outside the Canary Islands.
THIS IS HOW WE WILL DISTRIBUTE YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS
The premiere of the new version of "Plastic Hearts" will be the day ...
January 15, 2020 !!!!
in the “Auditorio Insular” of
The functions in the islands of Lanzarote, Gran Canaria and Tenerife, will be respectively in February, March and April 2020. We are still specifying the days, and we will have you informed on this same page and on social networks.
The peninsular dates depend entirely on Crowdfunding and the work that our commercial will develop
DELIVERY OF REWARDS
The delivery of the physical rewards (shopping bags, shirts etc.) will be between mid and late January 2020. Depending on the times of the screen printing we work with
The rewards will be sent by postal mail except those that include tickets for the function and / or those that include an invitation, in which case hand delivery will be made at the event itself.
If you cannot attend the first event because you live in another island or province, we will change your ticket for another function: Our rewards do not expire: The performances in the Canary Islands will be between mid-January and mid-May 2020.
For the peninsula, it may take time to get a closed calendar until September, October 2020
We have so much stubbornness and determination, do not worry, we will arrive at your site and we will arrive soon!
We are planning to develope the English version, for the end of fall 2020!!!
Beyond the work of the commercial promoter of the work, I would like you, the patrons themselves, to become our contact avant-garde in your own towns and cities. If you believe in my work and the message it carries, help me spread it!
THE TEAM OF “CORAZONES”
These are the people who have participated in the project so far ... the “old guys” ... hehehehe ....
Actor- Creator: Enrico Bizzotto
Director- Co-creator: Matteo Destro
Costumes: Ruplares, Michela Montesano, Ulrike Grootens
Scenography: Enrico Bizzotto and Matteo Destro
Show Technician: Elena Margarolo
Graphic: Giulia Poggi
These are the "new entry", the ROOKIES…hahahahaha ... we hope they can start collaborating because of the success of the Crowdfunding:
Light Designer: Francisco Rodriguez Castillo
Videomaking Youtube: Simon Espinoux
Marketing: AUrora Fernández Díaz
TITTLE-TATTLE: HOW EVERYTHING STARTED
"Corazones de Plastico", really, is a madness born by my head, and a tremendous challenge to myself to bring it to reality!
As I told you in the video, everything was born several years ago, thanks to my Diogenes syndrome: I collected thrown and abandoned objects ... After a good time rummaging through the garbage, I realized that perhaps behind that compulsive act, the heart of a show was hiding ... When I talked about this whole process with Matteo Destro, he saw even further than me. And he became "as if by magic" the director and the co-creator of the work, without which I would not be where I am today.
I WANT TO THANK YOU ALREADY, JUST FOR DEDICATING YOUR TIME TO READ THIS PROJECT
**NO, YOU DON'T HAVE A PLASTIC HEART ...
HELP ME TO BRING THIS "ISLAND" PROJECT OUT OF FUERTEVENTURA FOR MEETING
THE WORLD !**
Remember that the campaign lasts 40 days so the last useful day to become a patron is friday 27 december 2019.
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