Star Trek Women Actors On Board for Crowdfunded Series “Storyville”
Four women Star Trek actors have come together to raise money for a new series called “Storyville”.
Marina Sirtis, Nana Visitor, Terry Farrell, and Kitty Swink are spearheading a campaign on Indiegogo, which aims to raise $72,000 to fund the concept pilot for Storyville, which will tell the true story of four madams battling “the man” in 1917 New Orleans. According to the Indiegogo site, “After 20 years of legalized vice, the federal government decided it was time to close all legal prostitution houses and they sent a reformer. The powerful madams at the time formed an unlikely alliance and banded together, against all odds, including segregation, to fight the government.” Sirtis, Visitor, Farrell, and Swink are signed up to play the madams.
The production of “Storyville” is in part in memory of its writer, Mariah Gretchen. Gretchen sadly passed away from leukemia earlier this year, but her widow, Jennifer, is working on the show as a consulting producer.
There are some great incentives for campaign backers, including signed Deep Space Nine memorabilia, an outgoing voicemail recording, and signed cast photos. The campaign, which currently sits at around $8,000 of the $72,000 goal, ends at the end of September.
This article was written for the podcast Daily Star Trek News.
Alison Pitt is the writer, producer, and host of Daily Star Trek News, on the Roddenberry Podcast Network. A veteran Star Trek podcaster, she started her career on the weekly show Priority One: A Roddenberry Star Trek Podcast in 2015. She has appeared on panels at Star Trek Las Vegas, WonderCon, and San Diego Comic Con.