Hi. Our names are Rory O'Sullivan, Oisin Robbins, Elaine Warde, and Frank Blake. Thank you for taking the time to visit this page and for considering funding our project. Made to Shiver is a new show that has been developed from a one-act play called Under Clery's Clock. This won awards for Best Actor and Best Sound at the Jerome Hynes Festival last February. Now it has been combined with brand new play The Princess of Dorset Street. We are taking it on a tour around Ireland this summer.
This is an original piece that takes a look at two youths growing up in today's Ireland. The characters desperately clutch on to memories of happiness and hope as they struggle through pain and frustration. Rooted in the events of last summer, we place the characters between the stabbings at the Swedish House Mafia Concert and Katie Taylor's Olympic exploits. Told through poetic and rhythmic language the actors move around the space creating different scenes with quickfire changes of character, colour, humour and passion.
We have already performed in Cork and Dingle and the feedback has been very encouraging. Now we are looking to tour venues all around Ireland on our way to Dublin. Here we will be performing in the New Theatre as part of the 10DaysinDublin Festival in July.
Added to this we have a very creative bunch working at the different aspects essential to this project. These are Matt Burke, Emily Murray, Liam Harkin, and Paul O'Mahony among many others helping in any way they can. We don't have the budget to pay anyone so we are all working out of passion for the piece and the will to share it with people.
The tour will kick off in Galway in June and run for a month until the end of July. Our slot in the 10DaysinDublin Festival runs from July 10th-13th. It is a massive opportunity for us to bring the play to the capital and the New Theatre is a great venue for us to perform in. This is the most costly aspect of our tour, however, and we are looking to finance the insurance, transportation, venue hire, marketing, and lighting costs of it. This is where we are looking for your help. Any support is going to be hugely appreciated.
We are very excited about this project and hope you will be too.
Rory, Oisin, Elaine, Frank