Off-Broadway-Bound Satire THE ANSWER-KILLING QUESTION BUYS A CRISIS Launches Indiegogo Campaign
The play is a satire on educational institutions at all levels. Although Western society has long promoted institutionalized education, there have been relatively few inquiries into the nature of this bureaucratic form of learning and how it forces students and teachers to maintain arbitrary standards of knowledge. The play chronicles the struggles of a courageous university student as he rebels against his school's corrupt totalitarian regime and its imposition of a single answer to all possible questions. It's a twenty-first century hybrid of Nineteen Eighty-Four and Dead Poets Society.
The performance schedule will be announced at a later time, but the creative team behind the play is aiming for an Off-Broadway world premiere in late July to kick off an Off-Broadway run. The Answer-Killing Question Buys a Crisis is the latest play by Barry Germansky (whose Follow the Tracks We Forgot to Finish opened Off-Broadway last December), and it will be produced by Tim Sika (the President of the San Francisco Film Critics Circle) and directed by Steven Carl McCasland (founder of the Beautiful Soup Theater Collective).
This dynamic creative team is raising funds to cover the costs of producing the play, with the theater rental comprising 75% of the total budget. In return, they aim to deliver a unique, one-of-a-kind production that will leave audiences thinking long after the curtain falls.
There are some great perks on the play's Indiegogo page, including the opportunity to become an associate or executive producer of this revolutionary Off-Broadway production. Prospective donators are encouraged by the creative team to contribute any amount they can; every dollar is greatly appreciated. By contributing to this campaign, donators will become a part of theatrical history: they will be able to say that they helped give this play its world premiere.
Barry Germansky, Tim Sika, and Steven Carl McCasland feel a special sense of urgency to get the play on stage. Their goal is to challenge the Western tradition of standardizing knowledge through excessively rigid and self-important institutions. To do this, they are using the play to advocate a more open-minded institutional learning process that values individuals and their individual ideas on a case-by-case basis. They seek to remind their audience that it's the people who make the institution, not the other way around. This summer, it's time to clean the blackboard.
To make donations, visit the play's Indiegogo page: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-answer-killing-question-buys-a-crisis#home.
Be sure to follow the status of the production at the play's official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Answer-Killing-Question-Buys-a-Crisis/652341081480308.
And check out the teaser trailer for the play below!