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"The Wake" at the Drama League

Organized by: Billy Finn

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WE DID IT!
April 12, 2016

Thanks to you guys, we met our fundraising goal for this project! I can't thank you all enough for helping us out as we work to put this reading See More

EVENT DATE Apr 25, 2016

THE STORY:

THE DETAILS:

"The Wake" a new play with music by Billy Finn

directed by Whitney White

Featuring Craig Wesley Divino*, Max Wolkowitz*, Billy Finn* and Kenard Jackson*

When: Monday, April 25th at 7:30 pm

Where: The Drama League. 32 Avenue of the Americas | NYC, NY 10013

RSVP: bfinn11@gmail.com

THE PITCH:

Help support us as we mount a reading of "The Wake" at the Drama League! We are so thrilled to present this play at the Drama League, but we need your help to do it! Any amount is a huge help as we work to cover the cost of rehearsal space, materials and to pay our creative team a stipend for their time. Thank you so much!!

THE STORY:

Set in a dive bar in Greenwich Village in 1960, "The Wake" is the story of the O'Laire Brothers, a Brooklyn Irish Folk band struggling to make it big in the burgeoning New York City folk scene. After a family tragedy threatened to rip the band apart, brother Mike and Conor O'Laire are joined by their new bassist, Frankie, and the bar's owner, Wattie, for a night of drinking, story-telling and music. As the hours tick by and old tensions arise, the brothers are forced to come to terms with the painful balance of art, ambition and family.

I started writing this play during my final year of grad school. I was preparing for the real world and thinking a lot about failure - the reasons behind failure, the inevitability of it, the aftermath. I was also thinking a lot about family and how one person can have an indelible impact on a group, even when that person is absent. I thought putting these two ideas together would make for a good story. I'm proud of where the play is thus far and I'm looking forward to this reading as a continuation of that process!

$350

 

100% Raised of $350 Goal

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  • Hope Holiner & Michael Wolkowitz

    $100

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  • CT FINNS

    $50

  • The karps

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  • Anonymous

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Donor Comments

Drew Ledbetter

Drew Ledbetter

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

From your sisters! 2 years ago

The karps

The karps

DONATION: $25

Remember us when you hit it big 2 years ago

CT FINNS

CT FINNS

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Greg Moss

Greg Moss

2 years ago

Watson/Columbus

Watson/Columbus

2 years ago

Hope Holiner & Michael Wolkowitz

Hope Holiner & Michael Wolkowitz

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

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