3% Funded


Target: €17000


€590 Raised

not funded

10 Funders


By Herstory


In partnership with Smock Alley Theatre, we are staging immersive theatrical banquets to celebrate Peg Woffington's 296th birthday on the 17th – 19th October 2016. Who is Peg, you ask? Quite the opposite of Peig Sayers, she was the Meryl Streep of her day. The most formidable characters from Irish women’s history converge around the table for an unforgettable night of storytelling, song, dance, and shenanigans. Meet the aviator Lady Mary Heath, the witch Bridget Cleary, the notorious dancer Lola Montez, astronomer Agnes Clerke and brothel madam Peg Plunkett, to name but a few. The action & narrative unfolding throughout the piece will reveal each woman’s life story, her extraordinary accomplishments and creations.



Tracy Martin - Playwright ( Red Bear Productions ) Stewart Parker Award Shortlist ‘Wrapped’ ( Dublin Fringe )
Tracy Ryan - Director, Trainspotting, Smock Alley Theatre
Ali Fox, Writer - Performer, ‘Look-At-Me Disease’ Scene + Heard Festival
Mary Mc Evoy - Actor, writer & national treasure
Tara Flynn - Actor comedian, writer
Melanie Lynch - Herstory founder & director
Olga Criado Monleon - Costume designer at Smock Alley Theatre
Catherine Sorg - Set designer & stage production manager
Amy De Bhrún - Actor, writer,  The Bachelor Weekend, All is by My Side
Jessica Regan - Actor, Best Newcomer at the British Soap Awards
Caoimhe Cassidy - Writer, Performer, ‘Soundtrack of a Something’ Scene + Heard Festival, By The Bog of Cats Abbey Theatre
Aoibheann McCann - Actor – The GPO Gideon’ s Knot (Fortune’s Fool Productions) & Harder Faster More (Dublin Fringe)


We decided to crowdfund because we have experienced huge interest in women's stories since the inception of Herstory and we want to give the public a chance to invest in the celebration of their forgotten heroines.



Total cost of sales: €3600
Production fees: €5353.40
Total actors fees: €28706.40
Technical costs: €1700
Promotion costs: €1000
Total: €45,359.80 


Our big challenge is to build a cast of 15 formidable but sound actors for the Smock Alley banquet in October. Lead by Playwright Tracy Martin and Director Tracy Ryan, our actors will explore their characters through experimentation & improvisation during 2 week-long workshops.