By Sean Kennedy
This is a show called boy. It's a mixed performance piece combining opera aria, movement and text with live musicians.
"Feeling love is what keeps us going. It’s nourishment for our souls like food in the belly! Am I right?! And as my Granddad often said 'an empty sack won’t stand'.
When I sing, I leave this world. It feels like crying but it’s different. It’s like floating away but it’s rooted somewhere. And when I’m pulled back down, I’m torn from that other place and thrown into smashed cups and fists.
Through the eyes of a child, with the voice of a man, classical tenor Sean Kennedy explores domestic violence, abandonment and love."
Well who'd have thought there'd be costs mounting a professional theatre production (not me obviously!). So we need a bit of help getting this piece up and running, just the bare minimums! Here's some of the things that cost: materials for building set, props and costume, lamp rental and gels, transport, equipment, printing and promotion, public liability insurance, nightly fee for classical musicians, I'm starting to sweat... OK. It'll be fine right?!
We think the REWARDS (over there- clicky clicky) are pretty cool but any contribution would be hugely appreciated!!!
Hanna Bowe - Stage Design
Tom Kehoe - Music Director and Piano Accompanist
Doireann Coady - Mentor and dramaturgy
Dave O'Shaughnessy - Assistant producer
Sean Kennedy - Writer/ Performer
Thanks very much for having a look.