139% Funded


Target: €1500


€2,095 Raised


42 Funders

The Baltimore Waltz

By Blue Heart Theatre


Blue Heart Theatre is delighted to announce a new production of Paula Vogel's award winning play, 'The Baltimore Waltz'.

In the play, Anna and her beloved brother Carl, finally make a long planned trip to Europe in search of a cure for her recently diagnosed terminal illness. But when they get there, nothing is as it seems. Why is Carl always in his pyjamas? Who is the mysterious Third Man? And why do none of their holiday snaps look anything like the places they visit?

This serious comedy was American playwright Vogel's response to the death of her brother, who died from complications due to AIDS. Whilst it has established itself as a modern American classic, this will be its first professional production in Ireland. We intend to put the play on in March, 2015 in Dublin and Sligo.

Contributing to our Fundit campaign will help us put on a high quality production in terms of staging and costumes and allow us to pay a set and lighting designer. It will also allow us to have a comprehensive marketing campaign which as a new company with an unknown play we will need. Finally we have also been asked to take the play to Sligo as well as Dublin and it will help us transport the set/costumes/actors!

Blue Heart Theatre are an exciting new company formed partly from former and existing members of Acting Out, Dublin’s LGBT community theatre and some new collaborators. Blue Heart aim to present new and unknown plays in Ireland and the UK, in a fresh and innovative way.

Director of the play Ayrton O’Brien said, ‘This is a great play to do as whilst it has many comic moments there is an underlying sadness to the piece, and getting that balance is a real challenge for us’



Rehearsals have begun!

Folks By now I think we have heard from just about everyone about rewards and tickets, so a BIG THANK YOU for getting back to us on that. We are really looking forward to seeing you at the show and please do not be shy about saying hello! The other thing that would be fantastic is if you could spread the word about the show. We don't want you to be the only ones in the audience! Booking for the shows are now open for Dublin at http://entertainment.ticketsolve.com/shows/873526882/events and for Sligo at http://bluehearttheatre.ticketleap.com/sligo/ You can also follow our progress on the website www.bluehearttheatre.com or the facebook page or through twitter @blueheartplays Thanks again! The Baltimore Waltz gang xx

Thanks a million from Blue Heart Theatre

Folks Thanks to your incredible generosity, we not only reached our target but exceeded it by a large margin! We will be in touch over the next couple of days with information about your rewards. For those of you who chose to donate anonymously we'd like to extend a big thanks- we are not given the emails of those who do, so we hope this will suffice- feel free to email in any case. We are about to start rehearsals, already your donations have enabled to get us a brilliant prop! if you want to find out more about how we are doing then do look at our website at www.bluehearttheatre.com or like our facebook page or follow us on twitter (@blueheartplays) but we will post through Fudit from time to time as well. Booking for the shows are now open for Dublin at http://entertainment.ticketsolve.com/shows/873526882/events and for Sligo at http://bluehearttheatre.ticketleap.com/sligo/ Please spread the word! Thanks again, Niamh, Brian, Mike, Ayrton Blue Heart Theatre

A week to go!

Happy New Year With Just over a week to go we are nearly at the two thirds level of our target level! Thanks to you for so generously supporting us! We will be going all out to reach the target this week because the way Fund It works means if you don't hit your target you get NOTHING and the donors do not get charged. So if you could spread the word to folk interested in theatre and supporting fledgling companies that would be great! Thanks again for your support, The Baltimore Waltz gang x

Happy Christmas from Blue Heart Theatre

Well we are at 40% of our target with about three weeks to g. we have been designing posters and liaising with the lovely folk at the New Theatre and the Factory Sligo. Looking forward to Christmas after which we will have to hit the ground running! Thanks for the support and we hope you have a great Christmas and New Year. The Baltimore Waltz Gang

Performance dates provisionally agreed

We have agreed performance dates with the New Theatre Dublin which will see The Baltimore Waltz play from 23rd March to April 4th 2015. We have also provisionally agreed dates at the Factory, Sligo on the 19th and 20th February. This is great news but makes succeeding with Fundit campaign even more important! Thanks to all the good folk who have contributed so far and do please tell all your pals! The Baltimore Waltz Team

And we're off!

Thanks to those who were quick off the mark in donating! It's a bit nerve wracking all this!

funders (42)

There are 36 public funders of this project

There are 6 anonymous funders of this project