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Pittsburgh-based theater troupe seeks funding for overseas artist

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Milia Ayache
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Real/Time Interventions scored when its new cabaret musical, Angelmakers — a one-woman show about female serial killers — was chosen for the prestigious Orchard Project Summer Residency. But there’s a catch for the small troupe: Its lone collaborator, performer Milia Ayache, lives in Lebanon and still needs airfare.

RTI is running a gofundme campaign to raise $2,500 to get Ayache to Saratoga Springs, N.Y., by June 10.

Angelmakers: Songs for Female Serial Killers, explores the “moments and motives” of eight female serial killers in songs by Molly Rice. Local theater fans will remember Rice from her inventive script forThe Saints Tour — Braddock, an immersive theater piece RTI staged with Bricolage Productions for a sold-out run in 2015.

The Orchard Project is a “summer accelerator” for new theatrical works run by The Exchange whose past participants include such luminaries as Rent star Adam Rapp, acclaimed playwright Annie Baker (The Flick), cabaret artist Taylor Mac, PigPen Theatre. Co. and Young Jean Lee’s Theatre Company.

Ayache, a multilingual, multi-instrumental performer, was born in Texas and is now based in Beirut.

The residency is covered; she just needs the round-trip ticket to New York.

As of this writing, RTI’s gofundme had raised about $400. RTI will accept donations of any size; all contributors will be invited to the planned full production of Angelmakers in Pittsburgh this October. Perks accrue the more you give. Donations are tax-deductible.

The site is here.

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