100% Funded


Target: €3000


€3,010 Raised


86 Funders

BUG by Tracy Letts

By BrokenCrow Theatre Company


Thank you so much for taking the time to consider funding our project - we are BrokenCrow, a theatre company made up of an annually renewing ensemble and we have two productions under our belt - Mantle (Granary Theatre April 2012) and Madame Chavelle (Ballyvolane House October 2012) both of which were performed to sell out houses.

We are: Deirdre Dwyer, George Hanover, Julie Kelleher, Gavin McEntee, Paula McGlinchey, Eadaoin O'Donoghue, Frank Prendergast and Jon Whitty. Irene O’Mara is our Associate Producer and Ronan Fitzgibbon is our Creative Producer.

Our next production is Bug; an incredible psychological thriller by Pulitzer Prize winner Tracy Letts, which we are super-excited about.

Bug will be staged in the Half Moon Theatre from the 6th to the 11th of May 2013.

This gloriously paranoid rollercoaster of a play has shades of William Burroughs, with a dash of David Cronenberg and perhaps just a twist of David Lynch’s Wild At Heart. It tells the story of the relationship between Peter and Agnes as they hold up in Agnes’s motel room and cope with a growing bug infestation, a violently abusive ex-husband, and a figure from Peter's past who threatens to destroy the delicate fabric of the reality they have woven around themselves.

Bug has an incredible team of local talent behind it, all of whom are fully on board on a profit share basis, receiving no guarantee of payment.

Already involved in the production are, on the production side:
Frank Prendergast - Director
Deirdre Dwyer - Design
Carl Kennedy - Sound Design
Eoin Winning - Lighting Design
Irene O'Mara - Producer

And in the cast:
George Hanover - Agnes
Eadaoin O’Donoghue - RC
Chris Schmidt-Martin - Peter
Jon Whitty - Dr Sweet

The problem is as we don’t have a penny to our names we desperately need your help to cover the initial costs of the production. The money raised by this campaign would be used to pay for:

Performance rights for the play
Set materials & construction
Printing Costs

We hope that you will see your way to helping us realise our theatrical vision for this spectacular piece of writing - we would be eternally grateful to you.

Our warmest thanks,
Frank Prendergast, BrokenCrow and all on the Bug team.



Thank you for your patience...

Hello funders! Thank you so much for being so patient - we are in the last week of rehearsals now, and our fulfillment of rewards has been pushed out to after opening night. Once Bug is up and running I will be in touch about any rewards that have not yet been organised. We would like to extend our thanks to you once again at this point, we are so excited to be almost in front of an audience and it's because of you that this was possible - we are very aware of that and are working very hard to ensure we present a show worthy of your support. I hope you'll be pleased - and I really believe you will. We shot a promo video which you can see here, along with other details on the show: http://brokencrow.ie/productions/bug/ If you make it to the show, please come and introduce yourself as a funder - particularly if you have yet to redeem your Bug-Hug :) Thank you & talk soon, Frank, BrokenCrow and The Bug Team _________________________________________ Frank Prendergast BrokenCrow Ensemble Member & Director of BUG

The Final Big BUG Push... Please Share...

Well, we are into the last week of our Fundit campaign - the last few days even, with just 4 days left we're really into the final push. Earlier this week we released a fun video to give the campaign a bit of a boost, here's the link in case you missed it on FaceBook: http://youtu.be/5Yjbe1L1M1o If it's not too much to ask one more favour, it would really help us to get the campaign shared on FaceBook - we're doing really well but we must reach 100% for the funds to be collected. If you could share this link with your friends it would help hugely: http://www.fundit.ie/project/bug-by-tracy-letts As I write this we are 94% funded thanks to all of our funders so far - we are all more grateful than we can express, and experiencing this level of support has been an incredible personal experience. Thanks for everything, Frank ------------------------- Frank Prendergast BrokenCrow Ensemble Member & Director of BUG

Photos on FaceBook...

We posted some photos from one of our sessions on FaceBook - in the session we were working on some Meisner exercises (the workshop in our rewards will mostly focus on his teachings). Like us on FaceBook if you would like to keep up to date with what we're up to - as well as photos and other Bug updates we have some other projects in the pipeline that you might be interested in. You can find us here on FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/BrokenCrowTheatre Thanks for your support! ------------------------- Frank Prendergast BrokenCrow Ensemble Member & Director of BUG

A quick thanks & more info on the workshop offered in our rewards...

We are absolutely thrilled to be over 40% funded at this stage and would like to send our warmest thanks to all our funders so far, it is a truly wonderful feeling to have your support. We have just posted more information on the workshop that we are offering as part of our rewards - if you'd like to know more have a look here: http://brokencrow.ie/news/meisner-workshop-fundit/ And of course if you know anyone who you think might be interested please pass it on. Thank you for your help and support, Frank ------------------------- Frank Prendergast BrokenCrow Ensemble Member & Director of BUG

funders (86)

There are 81 public funders of this project

There are 5 anonymous funders of this project