Shannon wants a fella with a car.
Michael drives a Starlet.
Grand job so.
Starlet is the debut play from writer Alison Spittle. It's a dark comedy about the young people forgotten by the boom, the bust and the national broadband scheme. Blow In Productions presented a short work-in-progress of the play at Smock Alley's Scene and Heard Festival earlier this year. Houses were packed and we received great reviews and feedback. Alison is currently writing a longer version of the script which we are incredibly excited to premiere in Dublin this September!
We've gathered a wonderful team to bring Starlet to life:
Written by Alison Spittle - Nowhere Fast, Des Bishop: This is Ireland (RTE), Alison Spittle in Ireland (Sky Arts)
Directed by Simon Mulholland - Nowhere Fast (RTE), Trial of the Centurys (Project Arts), The Middle Finger (Seamus Hanly)
Performed by Peter McGann - Republic of Telly (RTE), Pulp Injection (Peter McGann), Hellfire Squad (Devious Theatre), Personal Space Vol I & II (Smock Alley)
Performed by Roxanna Nic Liam - Fair City (RTE), The Passing, Perve, The Plough and the Stars (Abbey Theatre), Liolà (National Theatre)
Produced by Mollie Molumby - Half Light (Dublin Fringe, First Fortnight Award 2016), Susie and the Story Shredder (Dublin Fringe, Project Arts)
Sound Design by Fionn Foley - Brendan Galileo for Europe, FIERCE NOTIONS (Dublin Fringe) Eamonn (from Menswear) (Smock Alley)
Lighting Design by Matt McGowan - Anne, Howlite (Samuel Beckett Theatre), Waterford Crystal (Smock Alley)
Set Design by Fenna Hirschheydt - Nothing (Samuel Beckett Theatre), Romulus der Grosse (Theater 49), Beat. (Smock Alley)
Stage Management by Anne Costello - Tissue, 10 out of 12 (Samuel Beckett Theatre), Shakers (Smock Alley)
If we reach our Fund It target your pledge will cover the costs of:
- Set, lighting and sound design - the whole play is set in a Starlet!
- Transport - bringing set to/ from theatre
- Costume and props
- Promotion and publicity
- Fund It commission
We are very lucky to have received in-kind support from Dublin Fringe Festival in the form of free rehearsal space and support from FRINGE LAB's Artist Office. We are holding a pub quiz in Doyle’s on the 20th of June as another fundraiser. We do not have any other sources of income for the show and there are a lot of production costs involved. This is why we are looking to friends and family for help!
Starlet is a story we're very excited to bring to the stage. We're drawing on some of our own personal experiences. We want to make our audiences laugh, while also giving them something new to think about.
We would be very grateful if you could consider giving us your support.