Daddy Issues at the Edinburgh Fringe 2022
Daddy Issues, created by the Passing Stranger Theatre Company is a newly written dark comedy about daddy issues, sex work, bedroom fantasies, imperfect feminism, immigration and trauma. "The main character is a phenomenal storyteller. It has a potential to be a show talked about for years to come." Theatre503
Daddy Issues at the Edinburgh Fringe 2022
Daddy Issues is our company's second project and our debut at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe! We have an incredible opportunity to perform 24 shows at the Pleasance Courtyard, which is not only a very exciting step forward for us as artists, but also a chance to showcase our work to new audiences (including press, theatre programmers, producers) and support the development of the project towards a TV series. But, as we all know, making theatre doesn't come cheap, so to make it all happen we need some help.
We require financial support to help us with:
- paying everyone involved fairly and up to the industry standard
- accommodation for a month;
- accessible captioning for our show;
- venue costs (deposit and marketing)
- the Fringe Festival registration fees
- PR and marketing outside of the venue (leaflets, posters, brochures, banners, programs)
For everyone who donates, we have some exciting rewards to choose from! A bonus reward for every single donation big and small is making a bunch of creators very happy! So thank you!
Daddy Issues is a newly written dark comedy about daddy issues, sex work, bedroom fantasies, imperfect feminism, immigration and trauma.
The main character, Natalia, is a Polish immigrant and an unsuccessful painter who works on a sex line. She mainly gets calls from older men who want to get a “young girlfriend experience” and for a moment live out their fantasies of what is no longer easily available to them when they're stuck in tedious jobs, unfulfilling marriages and daily routines. Nat shares insights of her work and the requests she gets, slowly revealing details of her own affairs with men, her emotional baggage left by various complicated relationships and troubles of navigating one's life where dreams are overshadowed by issues carried from childhood into adulthood.
Written and performed by Anna Krauze. Directed by Coral Tarran. We have received a Standing Ovation nomination for London Pub Theatre Awards 2021.
DON'T JUST TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT
Krauze is a confident and accomplished performer, the play is an excellent vehicle for her versatility. - STAGETALK MAGAZINE
The play is driven entirely by Nat, a phenomenal storyteller. She is an instantly engaging character with strong opinions, very funny and very smart. Through both its form and its discussions, the play does a great job weaving the absurdity, the pleasure, and the disgust of sex together, allowing the audience to understand that sex can be many things at once. Definitely has the potential to be a show talked about for years to come. - THEATRE503
Daddy Issues fearlessly tackles many subjects including sex work, female pleasure, abusive relationships, self-destructive attraction, xenophobia and feminism. It is a thought-provoking piece of theatre. Krauze is clearly a talented storyteller with an original voice. There is a raw energy to her performance, her distinct sardonic voice imbues the show with a cynical knowingness from the very opening moments. - VIEW FROM THE OUTSIDE
It is a bold and courageous bit of storytelling from a charismatic and gifted actor. - CHANNEL 4
Feminism, sex, gender politics, abuse, pleasure, betrayal and so much more. Krauze has written a very deep and complicated character. - LONDON THEATRE 1
A promising comedy that sticks two fingers up at the patriarchy and is not afraid to explore female sexuality. - EVERYTHING THEATRE
Krauze offers us lovely, brutal sarcasm, her comedy is spot on. - A YOUNGER THEATRE
Krauze is superb, her courage and honesty shines through. - MARGUERITE VALENTINE, BRISTOL
DADDY ISSUES SO FAR
We first performed Daddy Issues as part of the Camden Fringe Festival 2021, receiving the funding from the Arts Council England and a Standing Ovation nomination for the London Pub Theatre Awards 2021 as well as multiple positive reviews from both the press and our audiences.
We went on two national tours, in autumn and in spring, visiting Bristol, Kingston-Upon-Thames, Brighton, Glasgow and Nottingham.
We're performing two shows at the Omnibus Theatre, London, on the 16-17th July as part of the Summer Season/Edinburgh Previews.
In August, we're off to Edinburgh for the Fringe, where we will be performing 24 shows at the Pleasance Courtyard.
OTHER WAYS YOU CAN HELP
We appreciate every penny donated to our project, but spreading the word about this fundraiser also helps! Share your page on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, wherever you can - and don't forget to tag us, you can also give us a follow if you feel generous!
You can find us on Instagram @passingstrangertheatre & @annakrauze_ or Twitter @PassStrangerTC
You can also come see our shows: London, Omnibus Theatre 16-17 July and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Pleasance Courtyard 3-29 August.