Our friends over at No Name Players sent us an email this week about a super cool project they are working on. And it's all about The Sisterhood.
The Sisters Sorella is a story about family and the (sometimes dysfunctional) bond between sisters. The stories are loosely taken from the life of series creator, Tressa Glover, and tells the story of three off-beat Italian-American sisters who must navigate the obstacles of a reunited family.
It is an exploration of the enduring, if at times unspoken, bond between family with a unique blend of humor and heart.
The Sisters Sorella was originally a live theatrical event produced by No Name Players Theatre Company. It was performed once a month, with a new episode every month, and it ran from January 2015 thru December 2015 in Pittsburgh, PA. These productions also included both live and pre-recorded commercial breaks.
Live episodes will continue in 2016, as will the filming of a web-based series.
That's where you come in. No Name Players received a grant from Steeltown Entertainment Project to begin the process of turning the live show into a web series and to shoot the sitcom pilot. But they need more capital to finish out the web series season and shoot the pilot.
The fundraiser is on Monday, April 18th from 7pm-10pm in Bloomfield. It'll be a "Sorella-style" night: spaghetti, a cookie table, bocce, bingo, live performances, and more.
PS — Here's a great write-up about the show from the Pittsburgh Magazine. You know, just in case you need a little more convincing.