Inclusion StatementThis project is created and performed by a female artist and produced by a Filipino-American filmmaker. The work explores themes of trauma, suffering, human generosity, vulnerability, and connection.
About The Project
Broken Bone Bathtub is an immersive theatre project taking place inside a bathtub, in an actual home. After a serious bike accident, a young woman musters up the courage to ask for help, and shares her story, exploring themes of trauma, suffering, human generosity and connection. The audience takes on the role of Siobhan’s close friends; not only listening but sharing in their experiences, and assisting the cast-clad artist in the actual ritual of taking a bath.
I have been touring this project in peoples' homes for over four years now, and I'll be doing one FINAL tour of the show on my move from NY to LA. I've been creating micro-communities in bathrooms for years, and still longing for a community of my own. This film is the story of a scrappy artist making it on her own, alone, driving all over the country, doing small performances for small audiences. I wanted to film it because I think other creators will relate to how hard it is, even if you do something beautiful and powerful, to keep it up, keep it going, and to find that motivation inside of yourself, when no one can really advocate for you the way that you can. I'm moving to LA because I long for a home, after being welcomed into so many peoples' homes around the country. I'm excited to create that, once I get through this final chapter of exploring healing, vulnerability, and gettin' up the nerve to ask people for help.
What We Need
Film is a powerful way to spread our message of vulnerability and empowerment of independent artists; however, it's also an expensive one. We need to pay for things like crew, travel, equipment, permits, the list goes on and on. This is where you come in, your contributions will help us get this important project made.
What You Get
Every little bit counts, and we want to personally thank each and every one of you for your contributions. When you support this campaign you have the opportunity to receive a wide variety of perks, to show our sincere appreciation. Some of the perks include: a personal shout out on the official Facebook page, a private link to view the documentary as soon as it is released, or even an executive producer credit on the project!
In today's world it's incredibly important to support independent artists. We hope to use this documentary to not only showcase a female artist, but empower other artists to build communities through their work. Beginning in the Spring of 2015 in an Air BnB in Tokyo, Broken Bone Bathtub was created by Siobhan O’Loughlin after her bike accident in Brooklyn left her broken and alone. She started to borrow friends’ tubs to wash away her pain. Now, you can help us by supporting this documentary to promote vulnerability throughout the artistic community.
Other Ways You Can Help
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About This Team
Siobhan O’Loughlin is a Brooklyn-based writer, performance artist and activist. She is a grant recipient of the Network of Ensemble Theatres and a 2018 fellow at the Guild Hall of East Hampton. Siobhan has taught creative workshops in the United States from coast to coast, as well as abroad in Southeast Asia, the United Kingdom, and in Syrian refugee camps throughout Greece. She is voice over actor and narrator, a Moth Story Slam Champion, and has been named a top ten Indie Theatre Artist in Baltimore, St. Louis, Minneapolis, and Portland, Oregon.
Chief Creative at Shake Up Productions, a Brooklyn-based studio, Ed Parada loves great stories. The power of story is that it connects us all. With countless hours on set and in the studio, Ed relates to the story of Broken Bone Bathtub as a story that needs to be shared now.
Ed "the editor" is also an educator. He was an instructor at the New York Film Academy and continues to teach workshops at Downtown Community TV Center (DCTV) . He is currently an instructor at the NYU Future Filmmakers Workshop and at Brooklyn Information & Culture (BRIC).
Diego Madrigal is a Cinematographer based out of Los Angeles, California.
He has been drawn to film and cameras since he was a little boy watching his Dad use an old Nikon film camera to take pictures of the family. Then one day his aunt asked him to film a family gathering when he was 10 years old. This was an amazing experience for him, being able to see everything through a viewfinder was the best thing in the world. From that moment on, he knew he wanted to always be behind a camera.
He has always been drawn to old masterpieces of black and white film from the 50's and 60's, while enjoying the raw colors of classic films from the 70's. His love for films makes him always try to incorporate this into his own work while not mimicking but making it his own.
He has been working in the film industry since 2010.
Shane O'Loughlin is a composer and filmmaker in Los Angeles, CA. He has performed music in Beijing, London, and across the US in theatrical productions, cover bands, and his own solo performances. He has composed for both stage and screen for projects such as Inventive, Equifirm, and Less Clowns Presents: Nothing. Shane has been collaborating with Siobhan on her solo work since pretty much the beginning, and relishes the opportunity to create a more long-form score for their most impactful journey yet.
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