100% Funded


Target: €3500


€3,520 Raised


72 Funders


By Denis Clohessy


Denis Clohessy, Noelia Ruiz and Company want you to help them bring murder to life! We are creating 'Animus' a music driven tale of murder and revenge and we are asking for your help in raising money for the production’s design elements; Particularly for the rental of sound equipment as well as Set, Costume, Video and Lighting.

Our production will happen in Studio One in The Lir from September 16th to the 21st.

The show will feature both live and pre-recorded compositions woven together to create a powerful soundscape, taking us through a shrouded, murderous world into which the characters have been thrown.

A family is thrown into turmoil after a violent event. Two sisters set out to seek their version of justice. A man is left to deal with the consequences of what he sees as a tragic accident. Animus looks at death, loyalty, greed and revenge and what motivates these acts. How responsible are we for the consequences of our choices? Are we all, in fact, capable of carrying out violent acts? We will explore the strength of family bonds and relationships, and what we will go through to protect and honour our loved ones. How to serve up revenge: hot or cold? And in the end what are we left with?

We are very lucky to have three top notch cast members: Camille Lucy Ross, Jim Roche and Anna Shiels-McNamee. The score will be performed by the hugely talented Quintessential Saxophone Quartet and the fantastic vocal quartet the Sludgemouth Singers.

About us:
Denis says -

I'm a composer for theatre and film working professionally as such for 15 years. In 2008 I was an Associate Artist with the Abbey theatre and in 2010 won best designer sound at the 2010 Irish Times Theatre awards for Rough Magic's Sodome My Love. My film work includes the noted films His and Hers and The Reluctant Revolutionary.

Noelia says -

I hold a Masters in Directing for Theatre (UCD, 2007) and I've previously worked with companies such as The Performance Corporation, Locus Theatre, and Pan Pan Theatre. Currently I'm a PhD candidate in the Drama Studies Centre in University College Dublin. The focus of my research is Contemporary Theatre and Performance Creation Processes.

The rest of our amazing creative team includes:

Aedín Cosgrove who is designing Set and Lighting, Jack Phelan is producing the Video Design, Jody O’ Neill is our Narrative Advisor, Mark Collender is advising on Forensics and Crime Scene Analysis. Sarah Latty is looking after our Marketing and Andy Cummins is the show's Producer.