The Experience of Being - A play about ageing

by Carol Moore in Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

We did it
On 2nd July 2018 we successfully raised £4,160 with 70 supporters in 35 days

My one-woman play needs urgent funds to commission a music score and towards continued physical development with the choreographer.

by Carol Moore in Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Cathy looks in the mirror and doesn't recognise whose looking back. The dinner party was supposed to be a special night but things get out of control. 

 "In the shop they didn't see me. They saw a warm cardigan and sensible shoes sort of woman."

The  Experience of Being is a one-woman play written and performed by Carol Moore, about the stages of ageing. Let’s face it we are all ageing. And yes it's funny at times, you have to laugh, much like the play I hope, but I'm making a serious point. On reaching 60 and with a dirth of challenging acting roles,  I began reflecting on how women of age, like me, are perceived. Suddenly fading looks render us quite invisible, our intellect assumed to have magically escaped us, our capacity to be vital and energetic, somehow  minimised. Why? Because we haven't actually reached old age, yet we are made to ‘feel’ old - powerless. BUT ONLY IF WE ALLOW THAT TO HAPPEN!

We all know the arguments about why the arts deserves more funding, rather than year on year cuts. The reality is if you want to see live theatre, then  individual artists like myself need to raise the profile of our work and market directly to potential audiences, to stand a fighting chance of getting our plays into production. This crowdfunding appeal is the first step to getting The Experience of Being closer to production and having a musician play live with me on tour. 

Associate artists: Conor Mitchell (Composer), Oona Doherty (Choreographer)

I thank you in advance for your support!


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£25 or more

Rehearsal and Production shots

Shots of the rehearsal process and productions photos of The Experience of Being

£50 or more

£50 rewards for The Experience of Being

2 printed teashirts of The Experience of Being image 1 signed copy of the play Rehearsal and Production shots to your email address

£100 or more

£100 rewards for The Experience of Being

2 tickets to a nominated preview night 2 printed teashirts of production image 1 signed copy of the play The Experience of Being Rehearsal and production photos

£250 or more

£250 rewards for The Experience of Being

Individual or Company name in programme as a donor 2 tickets to nominated opening performance during the play's tour A meet and greet after nominated performance 2 signed copies of script Production shots to email address

£500 or more

£500 rewards for The Experience of Bein

Invitation to 10 guests to a reading of play on the first day of rehearsal or during rehearsal period Production shots to email address Individual or Company name (known as donor)in programme 4 tickets to a nominated opening performances during the play's tour A meet and greet with Carol Moore after performance 4 signed copies of the play 4 printed teashirts

£1,000 or more

Rewards for £1000

A private performed reading of play & Q & A around themes of play for friends and family/colleagues or employees at mutually agreed location and date Individual/ Company/Organisation name (as donor) in production programme Production shots to email address 10 signed copies of script 10 tickets to an opening night during the play’s tour A sound file of the finished score

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