103% Funded


Target: €2000


€2,060 Raised


56 Funders

The Collector

By Andrew Holden


Onstage August 10-13 'The Collector' is intended to be the first in a series of theatre pieces produced in collaboration with Central Arts. Our intention is to produce rarely performed, small-scale theatre pieces with the aim of also touring to other suitable venues in the South-East and beyond.
'The Collector' is a classic novel - the stage adaptation has very rarely been performed in Ireland and never before in Waterford where we shall be first staging it. Our ambition is to establish a company where the emphasis is on the actor as storyteller and to deliver a no-frills theatrical experience of the highest quality to our audience.

1.Andrew Holden (Actor/Co-Producer) Previous credits include the Gate theatre ,Cork Opera House, Long Road productions and RTE radio.
2.Killian Collins (Director) A UCC graduate. Artistic Director of Colton theatre company. He has directed at many venues including The Everyman, The Granary and Palace theatre Fermoy (Cork), Smock Alley (Dublin) and Old Red Lion (London)
3.John O 'Connell ( Producer ) a freelance producer, director of Theatre Royal Productions and founder director of Central Arts.
4.Matthew Reilly (Videographer/Photographer) works on commercial and documentary projects. Past clients include Waterford Council, Beat FM, The Dead Heavys, Flora, Unilever, AOL, Talk Talk and Emagine Media.
5.Paula Weldon (Actor) Studied drama and theatre in UCC and is currently a tutor at theatre box studios. Previous appearances include Strive Theatre, Theatrebox and Waterford Pantomime Society.

We have no other funding for this project outside of our box office receipts.
This project is independent and otherwise unfunded.

If successful the funds obtained will be spent on:
Performance rights - €450
Photographer/videographer for poster design and filming/editing of the video footage& used onstage used in the production - €350
Director - €100
Sets - €300
Costume - €200
Lighting - €250
Programme - €50
Sound design - €150
Props - €150

We are hugely passionate about staging this piece but are starting from a position of no-budget - having received no-funding. We are aiming to present the piece in a pared back, minimal manner with the focus on the performers and the writing. Our small venue is technically limited but we are aiming to push the boundaries of what can be achieved in the space through utilising our creativity and imagination.

Thank you very, VERY much for supporting 'The Collector' - Work like this simply does not happen without the help of people like you.
We thank you sincerely for supporting our project and we hope you feel proud of the end result.