WHAT'S THE BIG IDEA?
We make gods and do battle with them and then they bless us – Herman Hesse
We need to create a new mythology, a new pantheon of gods born of the modern world: Technology, Career, Exercise Regimes, Organic Food, Internet, amongst others. In this show we are going to manifest these contemporary gods in all their glory! The heroine of our story will battle each one in turn to remind them that we are the ones that make gods.
Building on the success of last year’s The Scarlet Letter, we’re plotting a show that is both intimate and spectacular in scale to tell a story as epic as the Greek, Norse and Roman myths using light, sound, movement, stories and your imagination.
WHO WE ARE
Conflicted Theatre are Gavin McEntee & Evan Lordan. We make shows through adaptation and devising. We make theatre that has physical vigour and flair. Our focus is on breaking down the hierarchy between text, movement, sound and image.
We use our imaginations as best we can to engage yours.
We have produced 'After Jekyll' (2010) and 'The Red Shoes' (for the Solstice programme as part of Cork Midsummer Festival 2011), and have developed several theatre shorts for events such as Culture Night ['Ups and Downs' (2011) and 'iTouch' (2012)] at Sample Studios, where we work from a studio/office space. The company’s third theatre piece 18–35 (also part-funded by people like you!) was devised by the company for a non-theatre space in Cork, premiered in April 2012, and was re¬mounted for the Solstice programme as part of Cork Midsummer Festival 2012.
Last year we staged The Scarlet Letter (once again, part-funded by you guys!), which was an adaptation of Hawthorne’s classic tale re-imagined as a piece of immersive theatre for the WE LIVE HERE platform as part of the CMF 2013. We followed that with an adaptation of the Snow White fairytale called Mirror for TDC Show in Novemver.
WHAT'S THE PLAN?
We plan to stage We Make Gods in an offsite venue (we’re very excited but can’t tell you where yet!) in Cork City centre at the end of June. We Make Gods will be an original, site-responsive piece of storytelling devised by of a cast of three professional actors and a creative team of writer-directors, sound, lighting & stage designers, not to mention our producer and stage manager.
WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP
We have raised 50% of our production costs so far, through private sponsorship and in-kind support. The €4,000 we hope to raise, through your generosity and support, would make up the remaining 50% of our budget, and allow for the successful realisation of this original and innovative production by some of Cork’s finest theatre professionals.
Evan & Gavin