iD by Blue Teapot Theatre Company
Blue Teapot Theatre Company | Galway
- Target: €12000
rewards for funding this project:
We will sing your praises on our Facebook page and inscribe your name in the iD programme – informing everyone of your brilliance!
Not only will your praises be sung across the land (and in the programme) you will also receive a magnificent and official show poster!
You will receive praises on Facebook (and in the programme!) an official poster from the show AND your OWN copy of the illustrious programme. Along with our ceaseless gratitude!
Ensures a place in our hearts for YEARS to come, praises sung all over the place, an official programme featuring YOUR name in the acknowledgements, a free poster with a beautiful actor front and centre ANDDDD… a limited edition production photo from the illustrious Reg Gordon, personal photographer to the Teapots.
Not only will you have a place in our hearts FOR AGES, receive a program with yourself in the acknowledgements, and a beautiful poster designed especially for the show, you will receive a FRAMED limited edition production photo by Reg Gordon (personal photographer to the Teapots) framed by a local Galwegian frame-maker.
Not only will you have a place in our hearts FOR AGES, receive a program with yourself in the acknowledgements, a beautiful poster designed especially for the show and an illustrious limited edition production photo by Reg Gordon; you will also be exclusively issued two tickets to our first preview of the show (Preview: Monday July 14th at 8pm) with two complimentary glasses of wine to relax with upon arrival.
VIP Level - In addition to the wonderful rewards including the two tickets and wine for the first preview of the production (Preview: Monday July 14th at 8pm) listed in the previous level you will also receive a copy of the book TRIBE by Reg Gordon (personal photographer to the Teapots) signed by the cast AND be invited to an elite celebratory donor evening at Blue Teapot Theatre Company (Friday June 13th from 6 – 8pm) where you’ll get a chance to meet the actors and enjoy a wonderful evening of ceol agus craic (music and fun) with some of the most entertaining people in the world.
VIP Level - In addition to the many wonderful rewards, accolades and listed in the previous level including an official show programme with your name celebrated, a phenomenal poster and limited edition production photo by illustrious photographer Reg Gordon FRAMED by a local Galwegian frame-maker, you will also receive a copy of the book TRIBE by Reg Gordon (personal photographer to the Teapots) signed by the cast and be invited to an elite celebratory donor evening at Blue Teapot Theatre Company (Friday June 13th from 6 – 8pm) where you’ll get a chance to meet the actors and enjoy a wonderful evening of ceol agus craic (music and fun) with some of the most entertaining people you’ll ever meet.
Platinum Level This level brings with it all the rewards from the €500 level including the tickets to the preview and the invitation to our celebratory donor event, the poster, programme, TRIBE book and stunning production shot. It also offers something that no other reward level can come close to. You are sponsoring one of the nine actors in the company. You can hand pick one of the award-winning Teapots whose journey you are investing in. A photo for you will be taken at the donor event with your actor of choice. You will receive personal updates from your Teapot for the next twelve months on their artistic journey thanks to your investment in their career and your belief in their vision.
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iD: intellectual Disability
‘Who do you think I am’.
iD experiences the world as seen through the eyes of people with intellectual disability and questions our perceptions of identity along the way.
Blue Teapot is a multi award winning theatre company, performing arts school and outreach project for people with intellectual disabilities; committed to high quality theatre, training and the celebration of creativity.
The world premiere of iD will be unveiled in the Galway Arts Festival this year. This innovative and entertaining new work is conceived & presented by the actors in collaboration with Director, Scott Williams and Dramaturg, Gavin Kostick.
Scott Williams is an internationally sought after director based in London. He runs two Acting Conservatories, one in London and one in Paris; He has been teaching master classes to our actors for the last three years.
Gavin Kostick (Dramaturg) recently won an Irish Times Theatre Award for Best New Play. A member of Fishamble Theatre Company in Dublin, Gavin is dedicated to promoting new Irish work. Gavin worked with Blue Teapot in 2011 on the short film project ‘84’.
With your help, and Fund it, you took our last production Sanctuary to the Galway Theatre Festival - which inspired admission in the Galway Arts Festival, Dublin Fringe Festival and a tour to Wexford; garnering nominations for an Irish Times Theatre Award and two Fringe Awards. Sanctuary inspired a national media debate from its world premiere in October 2012 on the topic of sexuality and disability. One of the highlights of its success was this year’s airing of the IFTA winning RTÉ documentary Somebody to Love. This sparked debate in the Senate to change the law preventing people with ID from having sex before marriage.
We have a proven track record.
We have to raise 1/3 of the production budget with your help. Your contribution pays the actor fees, additional actor support (like providing transport needed for rehearsals & performances) and crucial production elements; set, costumes, lights and sound. Creating a brand new piece takes time, planning and money and we’re committed to doing it right. The initial conception took place with the actors and Scott in March. On June 1st we kick off a six week rehearsal process with Scott (in from London) and Gavin checking in from Dublin. The set build will commence mid-June with additional production elements layered in after that.
Our experience: We are in operation since 1996. Recent awards & nominations:
• Winner Allianz Business to Arts Dublin Airport Authority Arts Award 2013
• Shortlisted Allianz Business to Arts Awards: Best Long Term Sponsorship 2013
• Winner Galway County Mayors Award: Arts & Culture category 2013
• Nominee Dublin Fringe Festival Best Production and Spirit of the Fringe 2013
• Nominee Irish Times Theatre Award: Judges Special Award for giving a voice in theatre to actors with intellectual disabilities 2012
Thank you for taking the time to contribute, remember to spread the word.
From the Teapots, Teacups and even the Teabags (staff!)