The early 1900s was an exciting time for the feminist movement in Ireland, women were an integral part of the struggle for independence, fuelled by a passion for the cause and a belief that an independent state would enhance their own rights.
Sisters of the Rising is the story of one woman's journey through that struggle. It begins in 1936 when Josie is about to read a roll of honour commemorating those who fought and died in the Easter Rising. She excitedly anticipates her sister's name on the list. When she discovers that Gill has not been named, she is compelled to remember her sister by telling her own story.
Sisters of the Rising will premiere in The Everyman, Cork on Monday 14th March and run until Friday 18th March
We have launched this Fundit campaign to raise the money to cover the initial costs of the production including set, graphic design and rehearsal period of the show. We are exploring other means of raising funds and are very grateful for the support which we have received so far. However, with your support and the success of this campaign we will have the means to cover the initial costs of the production.
Cast: Christiane O’Mahony and Roseanne Lynch Composer: John O’Brien Director: Anushka Senanayake Lighting and Set Designer: Brian Mitchell Producer: Naomi Daly.
Update posted on Thursday 28th January '16 @ 10:01:14
Firstly our sincerest thanks to those who jumped right on board and pledged in Week 1 of our campaign, we are truly gobsmacked by your generosity!
This last week Christiane has been putting the final touches to the script in preparation for going in to rehearsals in two weeks! Not to be out done our Set and Lighting designer, Brian Mitchell, has been hard at work realising his plans for the show. In fact the amount we raised in Week 1 will cover the costs of the entire set!
Let's not breath a sigh of relief just yet though – should we fail to reach our target of €2000 we won't get any of the money so please keep spreading the word about the show and the Fund It Campaign to get us over that line.
Until next week...
Naomi, Christiane, Anushka, Brian, Roseanne X