Merry Christmas from Collaborations, and the JB Team!

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Hello Ladies and Gentlemen,

I hope you are having an excellent festive season with plenty of mulled wine and not too much present buying stress! This year we at The Jack Burdell Experience are not just getting excited about the countdown of the advent calendar; we are also looking forward to that other festive season: February 22nd – March 9th when we get to do another COLLABORATIONS festival!

When we said we wanted this year ‘bigger and better’, we weren’t kidding. Due to the amazing number of high quality applications, we had to extend the festival by a few days to fit in over 30 shows (lasting 10 minutes for our shortest One Act in The Boys School, up to 90 minutes for ‘The Sylvia’: our headline show in the Main Space.) Some will be new writing, some devised, some movement, dance, or musical! We also have a few one-off special events, talks, and of course, an Exhibition from up and coming artists of all shapes and sizes in the Banquet Hall.

There is still time to get involved if you’d like to station yourself right in the middle of the action, and soak up the full atmosphere! Artists can apply to exhibit their work (applications open soon, all the details will be here!) Or you can apply to be an Intern or Festival Volunteer … Personally speaking, I find working as a festival volunteer hugely rewarding (I’ve volunteered at the Fringe, Theatre Festival, and Film Festival): not only do you get to see far more shows than you could usually afford, and meet some wonderful people who may become great new friends or future collaborators; you also get some work experience, and really see how a festival works. Since we’re one of the smaller festivals, it’s all happening right there!

Or alternatively…

if you love Theatre but would rather see it all happen from the comfort of the audience, then you can still make a huge contribution by being one of our festival funders and giving money to our Fund It campaign. You don’t have to give millions (although we obviously won’t stop you if you’d like to), even a fiver each would make a huge difference and help us to make Collaborations 2013 the best it can be. Every penny you donate goes straight into putting the festival on, and we literally can’t do it without you! As a Thank You, we’ll reward each donation with a corresponding prize: from 5 euro which gives you our undying devotion, to 1000 euro which gives you a heap of prizes including 4 VIP Passes to the whole festival (and our undying love and devotion)! So why not start the holidays by becoming our favourite sponsor/sugar daddy?! Just click here and select an amount.

Have a very Merry Christmas, we look forward to seeing you all in the New Year!

The Jack Burdell Team

p.s Our website has just been updated by then very wonderful Jen Darcy … why not take a look?!

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