HELL SHIP - THE JOURNEY OF THE TICONDEROGA - eDM 1

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HELL SHIP - THE JOURNEY OF THE TICONDEROGA

Performed by Michael Veitch Co-Written with Peter Houghton

A sea voyage | A tragedy | A love story

How can we help? We thought it was a good time to reach out and see how the venues presenting Hell Ship - the Journey of the Ticonderoga are going and ask if we can be of any assistance. So, here we go ...

SOCIAL MEDIA 

The Hell Ship FACEBOOK page is up and being populated. Please keep an eye on it for information pertaining to your venue, let us know if you have something we can cross-promote and feel free to share anything we've placed on the page - we'd love that! If you've received an event hosting request, we'd really appreciate that being accepted too. Help spread the word on all of our channels.

PLEASE CHECK YOUR LISTING

We've listed the tour on our website: www.hellshipticonderoga.com/shows  so it would be a huge help if you could double check that we've actually copied your information over correctly. The shows that we've found listed as 'live and bookable' we've linked across, and the others we've simply said 'booking soon'. Please let us know if there are changes to be made or preferred links to use.
 


DO YOU WANT TO BE INCLUDED IN AN ADDITIONAL MARKETING PACKAGE? 


One Hour Out
We've been in touch with the online magazine One Hour Out and have come to an agreement on a two-month package that would include the following digital, shareable content:

  • An email inclusion talking about the show and backlinked to booking links
  • A feature article
  • 3 Social Media posts listing upcoming participating venues
  • Mentions in their "Plan Ahead Fool" section of the OHO weekly email 

We would need a minimum of 10 presenters at $250 +gst to go ahead and feel it would be a terrific investment for everyone.
DEADLINE FOR INCLUSION - MAY 7th

RRR Sponsorship
RRR Ticonderoga Sponsorship for min two weeks + Michael interviewed + ticket giveaways
Minimum 10 presenters at $55 + gst
DEADLINE FOR INCLUSION - MAY 7th  

Chester Communications will also be doing some PR for the show, so please let us know the contacts in your area that you think we should approach. You know your area better than us and we're really happy to do some legwork. Also, if you have strong relationships with media in your area please let us know the best way we can make Michael available to them.

Radio interviews, newspaper articles or hosting a book signing or opening - let's chat! 

A FEW POINTS THAT MAY ASSIST WITH YOUR MARKETING AND ENGAGEMENT PLANS:

  • Michael's book, Hell Ship - the Journey of the Ticonderoga is being released by Allen & Unwin in August 2018. This means if you'd like to schedule a post-show book signing we'd be very happy to organise. When Michael toured FLAK this often went for as long, if not longer, than the actual performance.
  • Thomas Veitch, Michael's son, is currently compiling and composing music inspired by the story, some of which will be used in the play. This will be available to purchase post-show. This really is a family story!
  • Workshops and available talks are listed below. We have a two-tier system to delivery - a 1 hour presentation or a 3 hour workshop

WORKSHOPS & INTERACTIONS

Michael Veitch is an actor, writer, media figure and producer. He has had many years experience as an arts journalist and interviewer for Sunday Arts on ABC TV and mainstream radio broadcasting. 

If you simply want a one hour talk and it fits neatly into our tour schedule we're happy to offer this as marketing assistance. If you want to offer a bit more, Michael's workshops are both interactive and collaborative. They've been very well received at Writers Festivals and for community groups. If you'd like the 3 hour workshop we simply need to discuss schedules.

We always suggest, where possible, to deliver these prior to the performance.

1. FIND THE STORY IN YOUR HISTORIC FACTS - EVERY FAMILY HAS A STORY TO SHARE


Are you one of the many people out there doing an extraordinary job as the family or community researcher, but are now finding that the 'story' eludes you? The re-telling of facts in a way that excites an audience can be a daunting task. Don't worry, this is a regularly occurring issue and one Michael Veitch can assist you with. 

The facts in themselves, whilst startling, are often not a compelling story until woven into a form. It takes a certain visual storytelling method to flesh out the bones into a full and rich tale that others can enjoy.

Bring your story ideas - listen to tips and techniques. If you're doing a workshop you'll have the opportunity to put some of the learning into practice under the watchful (and helpful) eye of Michael himself.

Cost: 
1 hour - includes 20mins of 'tea and talk' to be supplied by venue: FREE (If the proposed time can be included in our touring schedule)

3 hour workshop - includes a 20 min tea break to be supplied by venue: $400 

2. THE IMPORTANCE OF LISTENING. INTERVIEW TECHNIQUES TO HEAR A STORY - NOT ASSUME ONE


Listening is a dying art. We hear and get ready to respond - but do we listen? Micheal has authored three books plus written and performed a nationally toured play, FLAK, and to do this he interviewed over 150 WW2 airmen. For Hell Ship it's been a case of interviewing descendants of the Ticonderoga and those affected by her saga. 

We can often want or assume a particular outcome, but what if that means losing the gem of the story? What do we do if our subject actually doesn't want to talk? Real life is often more than we can imagine, but we need to listen to catch it.

Michael will share his tips and ideas on how to get the best out of your interviewees. Great for students, journalists, historians and writers.

Cost: 
1 hour - includes 20mins of 'tea and talk' to be supplied by venue: FREE (If the proposed time can be included in our touring schedule)

3 hour workshop - includes a 20 min tea break to be supplied by venue: $400 

ENQUIRE ABOUT WORKSHOPS HERE

CONTACT DETAILS

We realise RAV is your first point of call but if you need to chat to us directly here's how:

Producer & Marketing Contact: Brook Powell  M: 0414 516 884 E: brook@chestercommunications.com

Tech & Lighting: Bao Ghislain M: 0490 788 610 E: ghislain.ngouansavanh@gmail.com