Thank you for taking the time to consider funding "Life Behind The Venue", a unique theatrical experience that puts you at the heart of the story and reveals the inner workings of a performance venue.
"Life Behind The Venue" is our second exploration of the world of ‘The Venue’. Following on from the success of last summer’s "Life in The Venue" at the Everyman Theatre, Cork, we are taking over the entire building and bringing our story behind the scenes where you can meet the characters in a more intimate setting. Join them on their pre-show rituals, while experiencing the parts of the building an audience does not usually get access to. With your help we can also tour this production to the Project Arts Centre in Dublin as Clinic Media and the Everyman look to showcase the talents of Cork theatre to the national audience.
We believe that our brilliant cast and crew deserve to be paid for their work. We believe that even in times of recession it’s possible to create new and exciting theatre. We believe that YOU can help make this happen.
Our goal is to raise €4,000, which will cover 50% of the production costs; including costumes, set dressing, equipment hire and costs of transporting the show to Dublin. The other 50% is made up of an Arts Office Project Grant from the Cork City Council and from in-kind support. Your contribution is vital in the successful realisation of "Life Behind The Venue".
Clinic Media was established in 2005 with three main aims. 1) To create productions of the highest standard. 2) To further develop the theatre and film industries in Cork and 3) To create work that both challenges and entertains its audience. To date Clinic have mixed the works of established writers like Mark O’Rowe ("Howie The Rookie", 2007) and Harold Pinter ("A Serving of Pinter", Half Moon Theatre 2011), with new writing such as Kenneth Hickey’s "Night Swimming" (2008) and Jody O’Neill’s "Breakfast" (2009).
"Life Behind The Venue" has the opportunity to perform in the Everyman Theatre Cork from the 7th-12th of October and in the Project Arts Centre, Dublin from the 19th-23rd of November.
Please consider helping us by funding "Life Behind The Venue".
Update posted on Monday 2nd September '13 @ 11:09:03
Hi to all our lovely funders!
I wanted to give you a quick update on "Life Behind The Venue".
Since we started this Fund It campaign we have confirmer our cast - Mary-Lou Mc Carthy, Charlie Kelly, Pauline O'Driscoll and Danny O'Connor - and today we started rehearsals.
It was great to be back in the Everyman and the world of 'The Venue'. I am very excited about the possibilities for this production and wanted to say a huge thank you to the 37 of you who have pledged your support for "Life Behind The Venue".
Your belief in our work means a lot!