- 28 Oct 21
Backers of Maura Dunne on Kickstarter will get to see a live reading of the upcoming play.
A play from Irish writer Aidan Parkinson set in 1970s Dublin during The Troubles, Maura Dunne, is in the early stages of production with the creator looking for donors on the platform Kickstarter.
The playwright behind Bloodshed, Screaming and Monsters and The Accommodations says that the money will go towards "a showcase reading of the final draft of the play".
"Maura Dunne is an ambitious, riveting and provocative play about a woman who adopts the killer of her young son," reads the plot description.
"Its heroine is a tough, courageous and inspiring woman with her eye on the prize. Overtly political, humanistically spiritual, and rooted in little known recent Irish history, the story takes us on a journey into the heart of a struggle to forgive; a struggle that is all the while threatened by escalating violence in the early years of what we, euphemistically, used to call, The Troubles."
While Aidan says that the play will be "submitted to theatre companies around the world", the money from backers on Kickstarter will pay actors for the live reading that will take place December 6 at 6pm.
He promises that viewers will have a "memorable and profound experience" when they watch the reading, which they will be able to view once they become backers.
You can donate to Maura Dunne, a new play written by Aidan Parkinson, on Kickstarter here.