All has been pretty quiet on the blog front of late but now as it’s starting to feel like spring out there, we thought we’d let you know what has been going on at Festival central. Asides from working a planning the beast that is the 2011 programme, we have had two phenomenal NT live screenings at the IFI with FELA! in January and Frankenstein last March. Both were a huge success and justly show the appetite for drama in Dublin no matter how it is presented.
The Blue Boy
Next up in an exciting project that we are undergoing with the wonderful Brokentalkers and Fund it. Launched on Tuesday evening, Fund it is a brand new crowdfunding website created by our good friends in Business to Arts inspired by the phenomenally successful Kickstarter website in the US. Essentially the aim is to provide a platform for the general public to donate to a specific cultural project. Each project has a target to reach, every donation will get a reward. If the target is reached the project happens and if its not met within a certain timeframe, quite simply the project doesn’t go ahead.
We have five weeks to raise €3,000 to go towards funding a four week workshop for The Blue Boy by Brokentalkers. We first showed a work in progress of this phenomenal piece during the 2010 In Development and now we need your help to bring it to the next stage. €3,000 will essentially pay for of the cast and crew and will include an intense focus on the show’s choreography with the world renowned Scottish choreographer, Eddie Kay (DV8 /Coisceim) taking part. With original music by Sean (Doctor) Millar, take a look at this clip and please help us bring this show to the next stage. We’ll send some updates shortly and give more information on the show and its background. Please give what you can - 300 people give €10 or 600 people donate €5 each, we will reach target. That’s not too hard to do is it?
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2012 Festival Dates: September 27 - October 14 2011.
Dublin Theatre Festival is funded by the Arts Council.