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86 Funders

The Shitstorm

By Maeve Stone

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The Shitstorm

Miranda’s been stuck on the island with her dad Prospero for a while now and things have been pretty bad. His threats to give up his magic have always been hollow until now. He's run out on her and it's all gotten a whole lot worse. Ariel is out of a job, Caliban is dangerously bored and Miranda is a teenage girl with no supervision. When the real storm hits she finally starts acting like one.

To bring this punk revision to the Peacock stage we need your support!

The Shitstorm is an hallucinogenic west-Kerry riff on Shakespeare's The Tempest conjured from the hilarious imagination of Simon Doyle (Offplan, Oedipus Loves You, Thwaite) and directed by Maeve Stone (Pan Pan, Abbey Theatre). The talented creative team includes this year’s Irish Times Irish Theatre Award winning lighting designer Zia Bergin-Holly (Pan Pan, Rough Magic, Young Vic) and costume design by Saileog O’Halloran (Abbey theatre, Dead Centre Theatre). The show will also feature original music, and songs performed live by the cast.

We have been fortunate to receive production support from The Abbey Theatre and Dublin Fringe Festival which will cover modest fees for all creatives and performers. However there is a significant shortfall in the production costs. In order to realise the musical and technical challenges associated with the staging of the play we need your support to raise €6,500.

This funding will go towards the physical staging at the Peacock Theatre; set, costume, props and musical equipment. The more we can raise, the more fully we will be able to realize the hilarious, strange and unsettling world of the play.

Your support will ensure that we can honour the vision of these extraordinary artists. We’ve put together some fantastic rewards so please help us to conjure The Shitstorm at The Peacock this September!

Thanks!

The Shitstorm Team

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This Year at Dublin Fringe Festival

Hello wonderful sponsors who helped to make The Shitstorm happen for last year's Fringe! 

Some of you made it to the show - but for those of you who couldn't - the whole team worked incredibly hard to present a taste of surreal Island magic with a punk heartbeat through a sold out run. Ian Toner was nominated for best actor, and reviews included:

"The Shitstorm is the shit" (Arts Review)

"The Shitstorm is about self-belief, to be held to whether or not you’ve got anything worth believing in… Directed slickly by Maeve Stone" (Sunday Independent)

 

This year Maeve Stone is teaming up with renowned Australian feminists THE RABBLE to create UNWOMAN Part III. Starring Olwen Fouéré it an exploded ordnance site of what it is to be 'Unwoman'.

Work began between Kate Davis, Maeve Stone and Emma Valente  in 2016 at The Malthouse in Melbourne over a two week residency and continued in Dublin 2017 at Dublin Fringe where the group worked with five pregnant women and an ensemble of young female identifying performers. 

UNWOMAN Part III is the third part of this sequence, focusing on the post-menopausal body and sees the creative collaboration extend to include Olwen Fouéré, one of the country’s most innovative and celebrated makers. Accepting her Special Tribute from the Irish Times Theatre Awards in 2015 she said “Some people think art should reflect society, I don’t think that. I think art should cause disturbance. Artists need to be leaders. Instead of being part of the system, we need to rock it”. We agree. This is the best of Irish and Australian talent combining to create a uniquely feminist work. 

You can get tickets at www.fringefest.com and stay connected by following Maeve on twitter @maevestone or on instagram @unwomaniii

 

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There are 73 public funders of this project


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