The Experience of Being - A play about ageing

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

£3,195 raised of £6,000 target 53 %
43 supporters 13 days left
This project is using Flexible funding and will receive all pledges made by 11:02pm 2nd July 2018

This project is using Flexible funding and will receive all pledges made by 11:02pm 2nd July 2018

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!