€1295/€2000. We are 65% funded!

7 Days

Boys and Girls we are 6 sleeps from Opening Night! Please keep up your support for our tour so we can bring the best possible show to you. We are getting closer and closer to our target. Help push us over the finish line!

Thanks to Elise Karlsson, John McManus, Leo Quinlan, Laura Hicks, Kori Kilduff and Patricia and Peter Roche we are almost two-thirds on the way now. Check out our Gifts and Rewards to see what our funders have treated themselves to! Gifts include tickets and ThereisBear! Souvenirs.

 

€845/€2000. We are 42% funded!

14 Days

Thank you to Sarah Hoban, Aoife Spillane-Hinks, Amanda Gareis and Richard Brown, whose help took us over the €800 mark. The fundraising campaign is half over but we have lots left to do! Keep you support up by liking and sharing our blog!

€280/€2000! We are 14% Funded.

14% Keep 'em coming!

14%
Keep ’em coming!

With the help of Eimear Durnin, Aine Cahalan and Matt McDougal we have hit 14% Matt McDougal is our first donor from outside of Ireland. I hope the first of many. Thanks Matt for getting the international ball rolling!

Check out our Gifts for our Funders!

Watch our Campaign Video!

Funding Video

Please Watch and Share our awesome Campaign Video. The bulk of the video was shot in ONE TAKE by Brian O’Brien and sees the characters of Angels in America at home and at work. Worlds collide as dreams mingle with reality!

Tony Kushner’s Angels in America directed by ThereisBear’s Darragh O’Brien.
Touring this summer from May 27th to June 13th with your help!
Check out the Funding page and give what you can!

Locations: Galway, Athlone, Dublin.

Filmed and edited by Brien O’Brien, lighting by Susan Collins
Special thanks to Emily Murray for emergency assistance!

Fundraiser Rewards!

€5- Feather: A signed programme, your name on the programme and a special thanks online.

€10- Halo: A signed poster, a signed programme, your name on the programme, and a special thanks online.

€15- Messenger: A ticket to any of our shows, a signed poster, a signed programme, your name on the programme, and a special thanks online.

€30- Cherub: An invitation to our after show party, a signed poster, 2 tickets to any of our shows, a signed poster, a signed programme, your name on the programme and a special thanks online.

€50- Seraph: A SPECIAL MENTION in our programme, 4 tickets to any of our shows, an invitation to our after show party, a signed poster, a signed programme, your name on the programme and a special thanks online.

€100- Celestial Choir: An exclusive photo with the cast, an annotated script, a mention before every show, a SPECIAL MENTION in our programme, 4 tickets to any of our shows, an invitation to our after show party, a signed poster, a signed programme, your name on the programme and a special thanks online.

€150- Guardian Angel: A backstage pass to meet the cast, a small gift from ThereisBear!, an exclusive photo with the cast, an annotated script, a mention before every show, a SPECIAL MENTION in our programme, 4 tickets to any of our shows, an invitation to our after show party, a signed poster, a signed programme, your name on the programme and a special thanks online.

€200- Archangel: Dinner for 2 with the Bears, annotated pre-production notes and photos, backstage pass to meet the cast, a small gift from ThereisBear!, an exclusive photo with the cast, an annotated script, a mention before every show, a SPECIAL MENTION in our programme, 4 tickets to any of our shows, an invitation to our after show party, a signed poster, a signed programme, your name on the programme and a special thanks online.

€300- Deity: Dinner for 2 with the Bears, annotated pre-production notes and photos, backstage pass to meet the cast, a small gift from ThereisBear!, an exclusive photo with the cast, an annotated script, a mention before every show, a SPECIAL MENTION in our programme, 4 tickets to any of our shows, an invitation to our after show party, a signed poster, a signed programme, your name on the programme, a special thanks online, and we will, at your invitation, perform the show at your house!Image

Meet our Cast

Hannah O’Reilly

Hannah is Artistic Director at ThereisBear! and is playing Harper Pitt in Angels in America.

Hannah is Artistic Director at ThereisBear! and is playing Harper Pitt in Angels in America.

Hannah O’Reilly Artistic Director at ThereisBear! Theatre. She is finishing up her Theatre and Performance degree in NUIG. She has received training at the Gaiety School of Acting, Blue Raincoat Theatre Company and the Avignon Theatre Conservatoire. Hannah directed Patrick Galvin’s The Last Burning (2012) for ThereisBear!’s national tour last summer, and was producer and set-designer on their production of Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (2013) in January.

Hannah has also written, directed and choreographed an original dance show called The Waves with NUIG Dramsoc (2012), and was a choreographer for Reefer Madness, a collaboration between NUIG Dramsoc and Galway University Musical Society (2012).

Acting credits include Viola in NUIG Dramsoc’s Centenary Producion Twelfth Night. Player King in Hamlet (Dramsoc, 2012) and Juliet in Romeo and Juliet (Dramsoc, 2010). Hannah will play Harper Pitt in Thereisbear!’s upcoming production of Angels in America Part 1: Millennium Approaches.

Claudia O’Sullivan

Claudia is our Angel and also plays Emily the nurse.

Claudia is our Angel and also plays Emily the nurse.

Claudia graduated last year with an MA in Drama and Theatre Studies. She has a BA in English and Classics. She works in a drama school called Centre Stage Youth Theatre that is based in Athlone, Ballinasloe and Galway.

Claudia’s acting credits include Maureen in Martin McDonagh’s The Beauty Queen of Leenane (2011, Broken Door Theatre), Magenta in The Rocky Horror Show (Dramsoc, 2011) and Laertes in Hamlet (Dramsoc, 2012).

Claudia has written and choreographed two narrative dance shows, Rewind (2011) and Never Trust a Smile (2012). This year, Never Trust a Smile was given an award in the Judges Special Category at the Irish Student Drama Festival.

Claudia is currently the Vice Auditor of NUIG’s Dramsoc. Last September she stage managed Sanctuary (2012) by Blue Teapot Theatre in Galway. Blue Teapot Theatre is a company that works with people with intellectual disabilities and this year was nominated for an Irish Times Theatre Award for its work on Sanctuary. Claudia will play The Angel in Thereisbear!’s upcoming production of Angels in America Part 1: Millennium Approaches.

Sam O’Fearrai

Sam O'Fearraí is Company Director a ThereisBear! and Joe Pitt in Angels in America

Sam O’Fearraí is Company Director a ThereisBear! and Joe Pitt in Angels in America

Sam is company director of Thereisbear! Theatre. Previous directing credits include Twelfth Night (Dramsoc, 2013) Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?  (ThereisBear! 2013) as well as productions of Hamlet (Dramsoc, 2012), The Women Amongst the Ice (Blackheart Theatre, 2011), The Beauty Queen of Leenane (Broken Door Theatre, 2011) and Phaedra’s Love (Dramsoc, 2010). Sam has also worked as an assistant director on The Last Burning (ThereisBear!, 2012) and a production of The Rocky Horror Show (Dramsoc, 2011). He directed scenes from Richard III in TEXT MESSAGES at the Project Arts Centre (2013) and has performed at the Dublin Shakespeare Festival (2010).

Acting credits include Macbeth (Dramsoc, 2013), The Last Burning (ThereisBear!, 2012), Frank Pig Says Hello (GYT, 2012) and Perve (BA Connect, 2012), The Rocky Horror Show (Dramsoc, 2011), Romeo and Juliet (Dramsoc, 2010), Medea (Dramsoc, 2010) and Twelfth Night (Secret Shakespeare Society, 2010). Sam will play Joe Pitt in Thereisbear!’s upcoming production of Angels in America Part 1: Millennium Approaches.