Fundit is an all Ireland crowd funding website started with the aim of helping Ireland’s creative minds make their projects happen.
Project creators on Fundit set a funding goal and deadline. If people like a project, they can pledge money to make it happen in return for a tangible reward.
Today we talk to the Polish Theatre Ireland who has turned to Fundit to try to get their production of Foreign Bodies up on stage!
The Polish Theatre Ireland have decided to put a campaign on FundIt to help fund their newest production Foreign Bodies due to the lack of funding. They hope to raise €1500 in seven days in order to cover the costs of author’s copyrights, set materials, props, costumes, transport and printing of the scripts and promotional materials.
PTI is a theatre group formed in 2008 and that are producing shows that are accessible for both Polish and Irish audiences. They are always trying to bring socially engaged productions, constantly searching for new audiences. PTI treat theatre not only as a form of artistic expression but also as a way of social debate and bridge of the cultural divides, which means that they want people to react and discuss social affairs with them.
The Polish Theatre Ireland want to intertwine Polish and Irish theatre making and to merge two qualities: Irish theatre system with the nature of Polish drama. The goal is to create a new voice in the Irish cultural scene. They also provide a platform for Polish immigrants to have a place in the Irish cultural sector befitting their skill, expertise and experience.
Foreign Bodies is based on a script written by a Polish playwright Julia Holewinska and translated by Artur Zapalowski (one of the most recognised translators of Polish dramas into English). The play has been acknowledged by the Gdynia Drama Award committee as the best Polish drama in 2010. With the help of the online community through Fundit It will be presented in the Project Arts Centre from 22nd July and 3rd August 2013.
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