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The Year of Magical Wanking

Philly Mc | Dublin

The Year of Magical Wanking
  • 0%
  • Target: €6000
  • 111%
  • €6,670.00
    Raised
  • 0
    To go
  • 175
    funders
This project was funded!

rewards for funding this project:

€10 +

Your name listed in the show programme as Official Magic Maker + A magical hug from Neil Watkins redeemable at any performance

€25 +

Your name listed in the show programme as Official Magic Maker + A magical hug from Neil Watkins redeemable at any performance + A signed copy of the script

€50 +

Your name listed in the show programme as Official Magic Maker + A magical hug from Neil Watkins redeemable at any performance + A signed copy of the script + Special invitation to rehearsal room run through and discussion

€100 +

Your name listed in the show programme as Official Magic Maker + A magical hug from Neil Watkins redeemable at any performance + A signed copy of the script + Special invitation to rehearsal room run through and discussion + Ticket to Opening Night + Ticket to a special after show party

€500 +

Your name listed in the show programme as Official Magic Maker + A magical hug from Neil Watkins redeemable at any performance + A signed copy of the script + Special invitation to rehearsal room run through and discussion + 2 x tickets to Opening Night and a bottle of prosecco waiting at a reserved table in Project Bar for you and your guest + 2 x tickets to a special after show party + A special edition signed copy of Oberman Knocks CD (show soundtrack)

a project by:
Philly Mc

A Message from Neil:

Update posted on Sunday 10th April '11 @ 07:04:27

Dear Funders of The Year of Magical Wanking.

Some words from the Wanker.

My Friends, the hugs are coming.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for supporting this project.
This website is providing artists like me with an amazing opportunity to get their work up and on. So thanks for taking the time to share your hard earned cash with me.
I'm genuinely delighted to see the list of names of patrons, old friends and new, grow on our Fund It page. Our community of artists and patrons is strong.

Sometimes I think why the hell am I at pursing this project. By my own volition I reveal every single shameful act and fact about me in mostly poetry form. Why? I must be mad. But I keep going back to the response in the Queer Notions festival. This is without doubt a very personal confession. And I do believe its healthier out than in. And I hope that in revealing my own despair, albeit, I hope, in an entertaining way, that I give voice to issues that human beings have no real business being ashamed of. Its been a healing experience to let go in this way.

I'm self conscious. My working class Irish chip on the shoulder fears I sound like a wanker. But let's bite the bullet. The value of art in society is that in this case it can help relieve the despair. The audience feels less of an outsider and more part of a shared experience. We are all outsiders in one way or another. And its not always easy to secure financial aid for work that holds such an extremely outside perspective. Especially in a show about chronic masturbation to S&M Porn. Now in my world that should fill every seat. But we're all different I guess.
My name is Neil Watkins and I'm addicted to making theatre. Thanks for enabling me.

Love Neil.

One Week Down!

Update posted on Wednesday 30th March '11 @ 01:03:16

Between the website launch and our social media campaign to alert people to our Fund It page, it's been a hectic 7 days. We're bang on target after a week, so feeling really encouraged by that and indeed all the projects floated at the moment sem to be doing well. People I've spoken to in person have given the site and process really good feedback and I think people are genuinely into the idea of crowdfunding. It changes the dynamic of play making in a huge way - for us it's creating an early conversation with an audience and also filling us with a sense of responsibility to those pledging money. It's great! If you want to get in touch with any feedback or questions, give us a shout on tomorrow@thisispopbaby.com

What A Week!

Update posted on Friday 25th March '11 @ 12:03:27

If you're reading this then you've already experienced the delights of this charming and incredibly easy to use website. We have to extend our congratulations to Business2Arts and indeed the designers for a revolutionary and effing beautiful site. It's an incredible achievement which we hope will enhance the way art is funded but also the way in which audiences and artists communicate.

As you can see from our progress bar, we've had the most encoraging few days with our project leading the roost of brilliant flagship Fund It projects. We're incredibly grateful, but also encouraged by the idea of people believing that this project needs to be seen - which it absolutely does.

To those who have dug deep already - there's an untold amount of good karma and magical hugs coming your way. Keep spreading the word!

And for those that haven't experienced the delights of the kid with the Jesus complex - here's Neil:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKUe2dJiSAM

LOVE & RESPECT
Philly