102% Funded


Target: €2800


€2,860 Raised


100 Funders

Solpadeine Is My Boyfriend

By With An 'F' Productions


With An 'F' Productions is the brain-child of Stefanie Preissner and Fionn Woodhouse. They set up the company in 2008 with their debut production 'The Shape of A Girl'. Following the success of that, they decided to focus on developing new work. In 2011 they began developing 'Our Father', which premiered at ABSOLUT Fringe 2011 and now they are back with their new play 'Solpadeine Is My Boyfriend'.
What happens when the class clown has graduated and is no longer funny? We drink, we smoke, we dance, we eat, we book tickets online and pack suitcases, we swim, we run, we go to the theatre, we turn off our phones, we turn on our laptops, we log in and log on, we leave or we stay and we pretend. What do YOU do to escape?

'Solpadeine is My Boyfriend' is about change. It’s more than a hair cut or just going to college. It’s about the changes you can’t control and you can’t come back from. Changes like growing up, emigrating, and that moment when you realize that you’re not the person you thought you were going to be when you wrote about it in 3rd class.
We are now looking to raise the remaining funding to premiere the show at ABSOLUT Fringe 2012, to present the work in the city that us Corkonians have emigrated to. Help us bring this fizzling, sizzling direct and honest show to life.

After the success of her sell out show at ABSOLUT Fringe 2011, Stefanie is back with the gritty sequel, 'Solpadeine Is My Boyfriend'. Join Stefanie and two of her friends, who will join you all on SKYPE, as she takes you on a journey of leaving but wanting to stay, being trapped and finding a way to escape. Run into it with her and hope you all make it out the other side. Bring whatever you need to escape. You are every age you ever were and you give a piece of you to every relationship you’ve ever had.

“We skip forward a bit, forward in time, through unpaid UPC bills and red Luas fines. And after a while in Dublin the clouds begin to part, I develop an affinity for Burdocks and the Dart. For a split second in November 2008 I was the newest person in Dublin, the culchie lightweight. “
“If people would stop leaving and moving away, it would be easier for the ones who have to stay. If we were all still here we could carry the weight, but a few people can’t support an entire state. “

Solpadeine is My Boyfriend

Directed by Gina Moxley
Presented by With An 'F' Productions
Written by Stefanie Preissner

Developed as part of Fringe LAB, an initiative of ABSOLUT Fringe.
Also developed as part of MAKE, an initiative of Theatre Forum, ABSOLUT Fringe, Cork Midsummer Festival and The Project Arts Centre.



Project Update Number One

Hello from With An 'F' Productions Eleven days into the campaign and we already have been funded by 57 people, with 48% of our goal reached - THANK YOU SO MUCH. This week, we had to meet the ABSOLUT Fringe's deadline for copy and image for the programme. Last Saturday, Stefanie and our photographer, Maciej Staroniewicz, did a photoshoot in a local pharmacy, which turned out to be a lot of fun and we're really excited to see the final image in the ABSOLUT Fringe programme. The copy proved a little more challenging due to the fact that ... well ... Stefanie does not yet have an ending for the play. But she's working away feverishly and we met the deadline. On Friday, we had our first production meeting. We discussed plans for the ABSOLUT Fringe programme launch (those of you familiar with our production from last year, 'Our Father', will remember the coffin we had at the 2011 programme launch). We talked through the logistics of having people Skype into the performance each day, we heard Stefanie's ideas for the viral video campaign and we drew up a production schedule (excitement!). So it's a beautiful, sunny Bank Holiday Monday and poor Stefanie is inside in 'The Cell' at ABSOLUT Fringe HQ, writing furiously but the end, she has promised us, is in sight. That's all for now, funders. Please spread the word and share our project with your friends and family. See you soon -With An 'F' Productions

funders (100)

There are 94 public funders of this project

There are 6 anonymous funders of this project