They’re back. This August, LOVE+ (Spirit of Dublin Fringe) and BlackCatfishMusketeer (Best New Writing Nominee, Dublin Fringe 2016) hit the road, in a Mystery Festival in Mystery City! While we have to keep hush about some details, we can tell you that we’re PUMPED. Here’s a little info on both:
LOVE+ is about the inevitability of human/robot relationships. It’s not about whether or not we can love machines; we already do. It’s about what it’ll be like when they love us back. It asks: What happens to romance when there's a machine who cooks and cleans for you, never forgets your birthday or how you like your tea, holds you when you're crying, and still makes you cum?
BlackCatfishMusketeer isn’t about how the internet looks, it’s about how it feels. It’s about people getting to know each other through screens, and the presentation of old themes in new situations. It’s about trust, doubt, closeness at a distance, and fearing you'll die alone and cats will eat you.
MALAPROP is a Dublin based collective of emerging theatre-makers. Our work is bold, playful, and genre-spanning. We aim to challenge, delight, and speak to the world we live in (even when imagining different ones). Find out EVEN MORE about us at malaproptheatre.com
We are: Breffni Holahan, Claire O’Reilly, Dylan Coburn Gray, Molly O’Cathain, John Gunning, Maeve O’Mahony, and Carla Rogers.
Work to date includes LOVE+ (Spirit of Dublin Fringe 2015), BlackCatfishMusketeer (Best New Play Nominee, Dublin Fringe 2016), and JERICHO (Bewley’s Cafe Theatre commission, 2017). We are currently in development for our next production, Everything Not Saved, which will premiere in Project Arts Centre as part of Dublin Fringe 2017.
Mystery Festival in Mystery City is a great (the best) showcase for the shows and the company. We’re proud of our work so far and we want to challenge ourselves by bringing it to a shiny new audience. We are grateful and proud to be supported by Culture Ireland who will help us cover costs of travel and accommodation and be part of their programme in Mystery City this August.
However, there are numerous other costs involved in taking two shows abroad for a month in an extremely competitive market. The money raised with this campaign will go towards venue rental and registration fees, which would be a massive relief, especially with the plethora or other costs (*gulp*).
We’re less at risk than we might be. Beyond the help that we already have, we still need a big financial push in order to get space, get seen, and get the coverage that gets us further sales. Your support helps us get all those things, so the shows can be as successful as they possibly can be; please help us not fall at the money hurdle.
THANK YOU - not only to those who fund us here, but to anyone who’s ever come to our shows, retweeted our (admittedly emoji-heavy) tweets, or told a pal about us. You're our faves!