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"Exit Strategy" is a part game, part theatre production about quitting, investments and happiness by Makeshift Ensemble that opened as part of the Cork Midsummer Festival in June. We hope you can help us bring this piece to Dublin Fringe Festival in September 2013.
Who we are:
We are Makeshift Ensemble a Cork-based young theatre company developing collaborative documentary theatre using non-actors on stage and creating performances that are accessible and maybe a bit different. Our style is strongly influenced by continental documentary theatre largely due to the fact that the company was originally the cast and crew of Fuck My Life a co-production between CAMPO and Cork Midsummer Festival before starting to create work in our own right. Exit Strategy, which is somewhere between a game and a theatre play, is a collaboration between Eszter Nemethi (Hungary) and Leah Hearne(Ireland) and stems from our conflicting views on leaving and a fascination with behavioural economics and game theory that promise a life that is calculable.
We are very excited that Exit Strategy is programmed as part of the Dublin Fringe Festival this year. It is an amazing opportunity for us to present our work as part of the festival, represent Cork and also to be seen by programmers and start to develop an audience nationally.
“Exit Strategy” is part theatre play, part game about the strategies we follow to quit. A show for those with conflicting feelings about leaving, the future, sinking ships, national anthems and game theory. A documentary theatre piece about investments, fate and happiness. Quitting seems to be the big thing: companies liquidate or pull out of countries, countries threaten to pull out of Europe and people are pulling out of countries, relationships, bad habits and reality. This is a show where the performers ask the questions and what happens next it is up to the audience.
Why we need your help:
"Exit Strategy" is the first show that we hope to take outside of the city and to do that we need your help. To develop the show we received generous support from the Youth In Action programme, Cork Midsummer Festival, the Flemish Council for Arts and Heritage and UCC Drama and Theatre Studies.
We have already raised 50% of the money necessary to bring the show to Dublin but touring is an expensive thing and we really need your patronage to be able to pay for travel, accommodation, transport, marketing, technical fees and artist fees which are all necessary to bring this show to Dublin.
We are very honoured that we have this opportunity to showcase our work at the Dublin Fringe Festival but we rely on you to make this happen.
A huge thank you from
Eszter, Leah, Houdini (the frog) and all at Makeshift Ensemble
If you would like to know more about our company, Makeshift Ensemble, please visit us on www.facebook.com/makeshiftensemble