Gare St Lazare Ireland are bringing Title and Deed by Will Eno to Edinburgh Festival Fringe. We need your help to do this.
Title and Deed was made in 2011 with funding from our friends and sponsors, people who have liked our work and who have generously wanted to support our work. Now we ask you to join us on the show’s continued journey.
Assembly Hall in Edinburgh have kindly invited us to perform at Rainy Hall for the 3 weeks of the festival. This is an amazing opportunity to perform at one of Edinburgh's most prestigious venues and, as we are an unfunded company, we are asking you to help us to cover costs for marketing, accommodation and travel.
This is a brilliant and groundbreaking new play and we feel it has to be seen in Edinburgh. We aim to invite as many international presenters as possible. Having toured already to over 80 cities in 25 countries with our work, we have a long list of them! We know the value of playing Edinburgh! Our previous performances there with Molloy and First Love by Samuel Beckett yielded countless invitations to perform around the globe.
Will Eno is a major new voice in the American theatre. He wrote Title and Deed for Gare St Lazare having followed the company's Beckett work over many years and has become a great friend of the company. Please take a look at the Youtube Video of him speaking about how the play.
You can see Title and Deed at The Everyman Theatre Cork from July 10-12 2014.
You can see Title and Deed at Rubicon Theatre, Ventura from July 24 - 27 2014.
Title and Deed facts.
It premiered at Kilkenny Arts Festival in 2011.
It was conceived in New York during Culture Ireland’s Imagine Ireland year in 2011 when Will came to our production of The End by Samuel Beckett.
A year later we ran the show for six weeks in New York, in a co-production with Signature Theatre Company, and the show was listed in the top 5 Best Plays of 2012 by both The New York Times and The New Yorker Magazine.
In the Sunday Independent, Emer O'Kelly described the show as “Something very special indeed” which is exactly what we feel about it.
New York Times critic, Charles Isherwood described the show as “A haunting and often fiercely funny meditation on life as a state of permanent exile, performed by the marvellous Irish actor Conor Lovett.”
Will Eno has been described variously as “A wordsmith. An original, A maverick.” by Lyn Gardner in The Guardian.
His latest play The Open House just won Best New Play in both the off-Broadway Lucille Lortel Awards and the Village Voice’s Obie Awards.
His current Broadway production of The Realistic Joneses stars Toni Collette, Marisa Tomei, Michael C. Hall and Tracy Letts. If you’re in New York GO AND SEE IT!
PRESS ON TITLE AND DEED IN NEW YORK
"Leaves you happily word-drunk! Gorgeously and inventively wrought. Haunting and often fiercely funny. Performed by the marvellous Irish actor Conor Lovett."
New York Times.
"Daring, spectacular and hilarious. Stage poetry of a high order. Elegantly directed by Judy Hegarty Lovett."
New Yorker Magazine.
"Pensive, Lyrical, Deeply Funny and Profoundly Sad. Lovett puts a hex on the audience."