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Room 105: The Highs and Lows of Janis Joplin starring Sophie B. Hawkins Aims for Scotland’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe Indiegogo Campaign to Raise Funds for Overseas Performance at World’s Largest Arts Festival

| 18 July 2013 | Reply


Garnering standing ovations in Los Angeles and at performances throughout the West Coast, Room 105: The Highs and Lows of Janis Joplin, now aspires to bring its critically lauded musical to Scotland’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Room 105 stars Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Sophie B. Hawkins and is written and directed by acclaimed filmmaker Gigi Gaston.  Now, the show’s producers have launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise funds to bring Room 105 to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland – the world’s largest arts festival.

Striving to raise $75,000 to cover plane tickets, accommodations, licensing fees, and more, the campaign offers cool premiums for donations including producers credits, singing and dance lessons, brandedRoom 105 merchandise, and even a trip to Scotland to see the show!  Donations range from $5 to $25,000.

The campaign is currently running now through July 19.  Please visit to donate.

Room 105 is a thoughtful and entertaining tribute to legendary soul singer Janis Joplin.  The show is a humorous, engaging, bittersweet and honest confessional.  Hawkins as Joplin’s ghost returned invites audiences into her creative world and turbulent life, telling a story that reveals the iconic singer’s thoughts on love, sex, fame and belonging.

Showcasing classic Joplin music and original songs by Sophie B. Hawkins, Room 105 brings the transformative counterculture of the 1960’s to life, with realistic imagery, and riveting dramatic elements of past to present day.  “Hawkins echoes the fire of Joplin herself!” affirms Aspen Times.

Room 105 is a perfect fit for Festival Fringe, Joplin (Scottish name!) takes over my body, mind and spirit to tell her story and RELIVE her story in the present,” explains Room 105’s Sophie B. Hawkins.  “As Joplin I transcend stereotypes and legend. I live truths, discover and heal with lovers, especially my mother. Every night is a unique experience because the audience is involved with the transfer and expression of this creative energy. Janis Joplin is alive and happy to share her insights in Room 105. It’s as if she created this musical because she’s not done yet!” Hawkins explains.

American singer, songwriter and musician Sophie B. Hawkins is best know for her hits “Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover,” “Right Beside You,” and “As I Lay Me Down.”  Her 1992 debut album “Tongues and Tails” earned her a Grammy nomination for “Best New Artist.” Hawkins recently starred as herself in an episode of NBC’s hit TV show “Community” that social media is still buzzing about!

Room 105 premiered on October 4, 2013 at West Hollywood’s Macha Theater – the anniversary of Joplin’s death, and just blocks away from where the iconic singer had her last drink before her untimely death at age 27.  The show enjoyed an extended run, and received critical acclaim.  For more information about Room 105 please visit

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