RUN/ DON’T RUN
Bigger Picture Projects | Dublin
- Target: €4500
rewards for funding this project:
A big ol’ thank you email and a mention in our show programme.
you will be entered into a draw to attend a coffee morning [12 drawn] with the writer, director and cast, prior to first read-through, a mention in our programme plus a signed copy of the published play script [subject to publication].
the odds are good! One lucky draw winner will receive a voucher to the value of €120 for a leading Dublin restaurant, plus 4 complementary ticket to see the show at a venue of your choice [subject to availability] and a signed copy of the published play script [subject to publication]. Everyone will receive a poster signed by all the cast.
treat yourself or give a creative Christmas present to someone. Receive a full day workshop [April 2015] with director Aoife Spillane-Hinks and writer Gary Duggan, including a light lunch, certificate on completion, a signed copy of the published play script [subject to publication], plus a complementary ticket to the opening night at The Civic Tallaght. [limited to 14]
Special corporate sponsor, have your company logo on all marketing material for Run/Don’t Run plus a 100 word company summary in our programme and your logo displayed on the Run/Don’t Run page on Bigger Picture Projects web site. [limited to one]
a unique opportunity to commission the publication of 500 copies of the play script, including 250 word foreword about your company and your logo. [limited to one]
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RUN / DON’T RUN is a new play by Gary Duggan, directed by Aoife Spillane-Hinks. Set in Spanish Harlem, New York City, 1999 – A young man fleeing Dublin crash lands on the couch of his Irish American cousin, just as this older cousin's relationship with his girlfriend is imploding. Over the summer, the three cling to the last vestiges of the dying club scene and flirt with small time criminality as storm clouds gather. Part love triangle, crime thriller and immigrant story.
New York in transition
In our time of mass emigration from Ireland, RUN / DON’T RUN, presents a view of New York in transition. It's pre 9/11 and in the middle of Mayor Giuliani’s clean-up, as witnessed through the eyes of a young Irish fugitive. Writer Gary Duggan lived in New York during the summer of '99 and the script was workshopped with artists in the US and Ireland, most recently under the direction of Aoife Spillane-Hinks. Her perspective as an American who lives and works in Ireland means she understands the histories, cultures, and expressive rhythms of America, but is also intimately familiar with the Irish context in which this piece will be presented.
Working with established theatre-makers
Gary Duggan has co-written RTE’s AMBER series, as well as writing regularly for FAIR CITY. His previous plays were produced by Fishamble: The New Play Company, the Abbey Theatre and also staged in New York.
“Duggan writes very well… a deft storyteller with a gift for pacy, punchy narratives and for quick clean characterisations.” Fintan O’Toole, IRISH TIMES
Bigger Picture Projects has quickly established itself as a successful, innovative and high-quality touring company. From his years working in the sector, producer Tom Dowling has significant relationships with the venues to which the project will tour. With the assistance of Gary and Aoife, Bigger Picture Projects is assembling a team of established theatre-makers. Out cast is John Cronin (Digging for Fire), Sean Doyle (Fair City) and Leah Minto, who most recently appeared in B(r)itches at the Tiger Dublin Fringe Festival.
Reaching out to audiences in Dublin and across the country
Bigger Picture Projects has secured 15 performances over a 3 week period between March 25th and April 14th 2015 at Riverbank Arts Centre, The Civic Theatre, Hawk’s Well, Sligo, Linenhall, Castlebar, and Watergate, Kilkenny. The final 7 performance taking place in the Project Arts Centre, Dublin's city centre.
WHY WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT?
The agreements we have secured with the various theatre venue will enable us to cover the cost of our artistic team. However, we fall short funding the entire project, our shortfall is a follows:
Set and props €2,600
This €4,500 we hope to raise through your generosity and support is an essential link we require to bring the successful presentation of this challenging and accessible new play to the stage.
We hope you will be part of it!
Thank you for your time.