Siamsa Tíre introduced this week that they are going to be partnering up – through an upcoming manufacturing within the well-known theatre – with the NOVAS homeless providers right here in Tralee and across the nation to assist funds for the organisation.
t all kicks off immediately week (Thursday, April 28) when Fishamble Theatre carry their manufacturing of ‘Silent’ – by Pat Kinevane – to Siamsa Tíre. This award-winning play tells the touching and difficult story of a homeless man known as McGoldrig, who as soon as had splendid issues however who has now misplaced all of it, together with his house and his thoughts.
His story could also be a fictional one, however one solely has to observe the information to see that it’s a tragic actuality for a lot of in Ireland immediately and it’s why group such because the NOVAS Homeless Services was arrange in 2002 to supply providers to folks like McGoldrig, people who find themselves homeless or prone to homelessness in Limerick, Dublin, Kerry, Tipperary, Clare, and Cork.
Enter Siamsa Tíre who determined that they needed to do their half in serving to to combat the scourge on our society that’s homelessness.
“During lockdown, the team here at Siamsa Tíre discussed ways in which we could support our local community and one of the ideas we came up with was helping the many deserving charities we have here with their fundraising efforts,” says Róisín McGarr, the Executive Director at Siamsa Tíre.
The manner they’ve determined to do that is for these charities to ‘adopt a show’ and so this occasion will probably be in assist of Arlington Lodge Homeless Shelter, Kerry’s solely temporary-supported homeless facility.
“What this means is that they choose one of our upcoming events and start selling tickets for it. Proceeds from those ticket sales are then donated to the charity,” stated Roisín who went on to say that scheme advantages everybody.
“It’s a great way for charities to make money as they are not asking people for donations. Instead, they are selling tickets to an enjoyable night out. It’s a fantastic way for people to support a good cause. And for us here at Siamsa Tíre, it’s our way of giving back to the local community that has always been so good to us,” she continued.
Finally, Roisín stated that she and everybody at Siamsa are delighted to be working with NOVAS.
“Empathising with individuals and their stories through the arts gives people a way of understanding a human perspective within the enormity of social problems such as homelessness,” she says.
“This powerful piece of theatre introduces us to a person experiencing homelessness, and his story helps to underscore the importance of organisations such as NOVAS in supporting marginalised people in our local community every day. The thematic fit seemed right, and we are delighted to support such a worthy cause,” she completed.
To ebook tickets to see ‘Silent’, head to Siamsa’s web site right here: https://siamsatire.com/occasion/silent-written-by-pat-kinevane-presented-by-fishamble-theatre-company/