An intriguing update for Wexford Arts Centre enthiusiasts and supporters.
Hello supporters of Wexfour.
My name is Nick Day and I'm a composer and musician living in Wexford. Together with dancer / choreographer Deirdre Grant I'm delighted to announce that Wexford Arts Centre is supporting, promoting and hosting yet another unique event.
TIN SOLDIER / PAPER DANCER is a reinterpretation for an adult audience of a Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale. The production company This, That and the Other are producing an ensemble work of contemporary dance, solo guitar, choral voices and visual art. This will be staged at Wexford Arts Centre on 21st and 22nd of October 2016. Our Fund it page 'Tin Soldier / Paper Dancer' has further details, bios of composer, choreographer, performers and visual artists.
We have an elaborate, thrilling event for you in this work. We invite you to visit our page and if this is of interest to you please pledge an amount of your choosing for the rewards detailed.
Thank you WexFour Hons! We managed to hit our target with hours to spare. Really appreciate all your support and looking forward to getting the production into full swing of rehearsals. Look forward to seeing all your support in action during production run.
Thank you so much!
1 more day
Hello WexFour Hon Supporters just one more day to go to reach target. Just in case we don't reach it just want to thank you for commitment and if still wish to contribute support - can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 053 9123764 x 5. We will stand by our rewards for guarantee of pledges.
Thanks so much!
Only 3 more days to reach target!
Hello Wexfour Hon supporters! €5000 raised and 3 more days to go. Can we do it? I hope (unlike our Scottish friends) yes. Rehearsals due to start full swing in Wexford early October and getting interest for international tour after. Final draft on book publication looking very nice. A couple of nights almost sold out already. So supporting Fundit best way to get the best VIP tickets in the house!. Feel free to encourage support. You may have seen Don Wycherley on the TV last night in Rasai na Gallimhe. Recently Don shared the stage with another cast member Mark Lambert at the Abbey in George Bernard Shaw Heartbreak house. Andrea Irvine has performed mainstage at Abbey as well. Here is some further information on the Stellar cast:
Feel Free to share with other potential supporters and committed funding can also be enhanced.
Eleanor McEvoy joins the production
We are delighted to announce the new addition of Eleanor McEvoy to our production of WexFour. Eleanor will be providing live music interludes between each of the 4 plays performed. Eleanor McEvoy will also perform at Wexford Arts Centre on 17th October. This is a stellar addition which will add to the uniqueness of this production. We are so proud of the artists involved dedicating their time to this project. Thanks so much all for your support to make it happen as well. €3080 raised and 7 more days to go to reach €8,000 target. May add bonus 'Music' rewards if can get more people on board to support and reach our target. Spread the word! Here's a little video by High Winds to show you a little of the vibrant art activities you support when you support Wexford Arts Centre. Note also we are registered charity and some support eligible for tax deductions.
WexFour playwrights say a few words about their plays and WAC
Thank you to all additional funders for your support. 15 days to go! Need more wonderful people like you to support. Here is a lovely compilation video of our world renowned Wexford writers contributing to WexFour: John Banville, Eoin Colfer, Billy Roche and Colm Tóibín saying a few words about their works and about Wexford Arts Centre. Feel free to share and hope we can encourage a few more supporters to support Wexford Arts Centre and this wonderful 40th anniversary production.
WexFour Poem by Joe Neal
€875 and 24 days to go. Here's a lovely poem dedicated to WexFour by Wexford based poet Joe Neal. A little added bonus. Enjoy!
WRITERS OF THE RANGE
You see our Billy Roche
coming down Main Street,
spires and life-trapped
characters with his
lariat of chat.
Then, with bonhomie
of bounce, Eoin Colfer
chuckles in, all laughter
on the loose, uplifting
us to a manic, fairy
world of pure imagination.
On loan from Enniscorthy,
Colm Two-Town Toibin
canters in to corral
his creativity with
prescience of thought
and perfect drawl
of sentence on the page.
And John Banville,
prolific novelist on
everybody's Wanted list
- Johnny Big Guns,
firing prose like
bullets from the hip.
Wexford Town, First Chance
Saloon, where from out
of Cat Malogen bursts
forth the witty,
Slowly but surely!
Thanks to our funders so far - Fred Karlsson, Audi, Bill Kelly, Barry Devereux and the anonymous! Only another 89% to go in 26 days. Do encourage all to support. All who pledge from €10+ will be entered into a draw if we reach our pledge target for an additional 2 complimentary tickets as added bonus and incentive to support.
Ben Barnes has been doing great work with the writers on the edits for the publication of the plays by Carysfort press with designer John Gavin. It will be a lovely and quite a valuable collection and make a nice Christmas present too. We will be so lucky to have the words of Ireland's elite Irish writers all from Wexford: John Banville, Eoin Colfer, Billy Roche and Colm Toíbín lilt across our stage as well as be bound within this special edition publication of which most of our funders will also be proud owners! Onwards and upwards!
Getting Creative with space
Yesterday award winning designer Joe Vanek was joined by award winning lighting designer Sinead Wallace who hails from Ferrybank Wexford to explore our theatre space and come up with an exciting way of producing the upcoming production of Wexfour in non formal way. Look forward to the transformation. Sinead won Irish Times Best Lighting Designer award for the Rough Magic production of Don Carlos by Friedrich Schiller and the Abbey Theatre production of Saved by Edward Bond. It is great to have an opportunity to bring home theatre production personnel who have done well further afield.
Wexford based Sound Designer Pat Jackman also met up with Ben and look forward to his atmospheric contribution to the production. Pat's former Sound design credits include Sound designer and composer for Project 101 (Myriad Dance, 2010) and Ruins (Myriad Dance, 2007)
Sound designer for La tragédie de Carmen (English Touring Opera, 2008)
Sound designer for La Voix Humaine, Rita & La tragédie de Carmen (Wexford Festival Opera, 2007)
Preproduction work for (Abhann Productions, 2007)
Pat celebrates 15 years as Sound Designer this year! Happy Anniversary Pat.
Thanks to funders so far. Please encourage more people to support this wonderful project anyway they can.
Includes Set up, Lighten up or Sounding out a WexFour Hon with great rewards.