#28PlaysLater 2019 | Health & Safety Nightmare (Working Title) | Day 22

Note. The 28PlaysLater task today was about cultural appropriation. The performance happens in the space over a number of days. The events happen initially in sequence but as time moves on the sequence can be updated all altered. The role of The “American Indian” is constantly swapped with new people, including an invited cast, as…

#28PlaysLater 2019 | Crowd Control | Day 21

Cast. Ian Jasper Scene. A large black stage with a barrier in front of it. There are empty plastic glasses and confetti all over the floor. Ian walks in between the barrier and the stage, holding a bottle of water. He is a tall, burley man, dressed all in black apart from a hi vis…

#28PlaysLater 2019 | Desert Island Dicks | Day 20

Cast.   Danny Gracie Fields Louis Armstrong Kenneth Williams Keith Richards   Scene.   The beach of a small island. Water laps at the sand. There is a dense forest at the edge of the beach.   All is very peaceful.   There is a faint whistling sound. The whistling sound gets louder. A body…

#28PlaysLater 2019 | King of the Convenience | Day 19

Cast. Michael Vance Maureen The tour group Security guard   Scene 1. Michael is sitting on on a toilet in a black, white and gold bathroom. Mr Huang is dressed as 1950s Elvis. His hair is slicked back and he has a pair of sunglasses perched on his head. He has his trousers around his…

#28PlaysLater 2019 | Just Falafs | Day 18

A kebab shop. AYKAN, a large man in a stained white vest and a hairnet, is being bent over a smoking grill by JJ, a teenager in a shell suit. JJ is trying to push AYKAN’s face on to the grill. AYKAN is pushing back but barely keeping his face off the plate. AYKAN: Get…

#28PlaysLater 2019: Day Seventeen | Cat Lady

NOTE: No idea what happened here. This is what happens if I mix sugar with extreme fatigue. The rules.* You must have at least 6 characters in the play. 3 in the first act and 3 in the second act. 3 actors must double these 3 parts, and there needs to be a good reason…

#28PlaysLater 2019: Day Sixteen | White Bread

Performers. Seagull Pigeon Man in suit Unicorns   Note. The following performance takes place in an art gallery.   Scene. A brick wall. A massive pile of rotting sliced white bread. A seagull walks in. It looks at the audience. It looks at the white bread. It tilts its head as if considering the pile…

#28PlaysLater 2019: Day Fifteen | Panto 4’33”

Scene. Lights down on the auditorium and up on the stage. There is an orchestra seated in the pit. They don’t play anything or say anything, or do anything in any way shape or form. A curtain opens very, very slowly, on very well-oiled runners, to reveal a fully dressed pantomime set from Mother Goose…

#28PlaysLater 2019: Day Fourteen | Western Intelligence

A glossy studio with a flashy news deck. Bright lights focus on the desk. Large curtains hang behind the desk across the stage.   Behind the desk sits sit Gail and Arty, two glossy over-made up news anchors in the American tradition. At lot of white teeth and orange skin going on. The fug of…

#28PlaysLater 2019: Day Thirteen | EMPERRORS

Cast. Al Chaz   Scene 1. Chaz sits on a banged up brown corduroy couch in a scuzzy bed sit. He’s in his boxers, a baggy brown t-shirt and sports socks. He’s eating cereal out of a chipped stripey bowl while reading a copy of a tabloid newspaper.   The door opens.   Al walks…