‘Least Likely Friends’ Finds a Friend in ASC

Categories: ASC, Blog, Cultural Partners

LLF CASTBy Donna Scott
Executive Producer, Donna Scott Productions

Donna Scott Productions and Civilized Films are thrilled to have the support of an Arts & Science Council Cultural Project Grant for the current theatre project, “Least Likely Friends,” a new play by Charlotte playwright Tonya Bludsworth.

Non-musical theatre productions typically cost an average of $12,000-$15,000 and up to produce in Charlotte. These grants provide much needed financial support to offset a portion of the costs and give us the ability to provide a professional theatrical show experience for our audience. Identification the ASC provides when supporting a project like ours certainly aids us with publicity and ticket sales and is incredibly helpful when premiering a brand new play by a local playwright. The ASC has also been a great resource for marketing and publicity avenues that are so important to early ticket sales and have given us a real boost.

As independent theatre producers, we often ‘rely on the kindness of strangers (our friends within the theatre community) to help us with elements of our productions. It would be truly difficult to realize the playwrights vision and have a successful production of a new work, like the one we are
currently producing, if the generous opportunity of these grants did not exist.

To see Least Likely Friends and experience the fruits of our partnership with ASC, click here to get more information purchase tickets. “Least Likely Friends” is produced in partnership with Theatre Charlotte (501 Queens Road) and will run June 12-15 and June 19-22 at 8pm and June 16 at 2pm. Tickets are $25-27 and are available at Carolinatix.org or via telephone at 704-372-1000. The June 12 show will feature a post-show opening night reception with the writer/director Tonya Bludsworth, as well as the cast and crew.