#28PlaysLater 2019: Day Twelve | Body of a God

Cast. Budai Dr Stone   Scene. A consultation room, come office. The decor is minimal. There is one dark brown painted door, stage right, with a gold door knob and matching gold door plates. A window covered in a white blind lets in cold white light, which catched all the high-polish furniture. White walls with…

#28PlaysLater 2019: Day Eleven | A-N-I-M-A-L

Cast.   Animal – Muppet Anima – Puppet Anipa – Puppet   Scene.   A cave. It’s dark and slimy. Rocks strewn the floor.   Baby Animal (the Muppet) sits on the floor. He laughs to himself   Anima enters. She is a female, grown up version on Baby Animal.   Animal: Anima! Amina! Anima:…

#28PlaysLater 2019: Day Ten | moNkeYs wIth A TypeWRiter

[NB: Love you for looking at this page. But really, really don’t waste your life reading this. There’s 9 other days so far and at least three of them will be more fun to read than this. If you do insist on reading this, be aware the play is constructed from Shakespeare’s stage directions from…

#28PlaysLater 2019: Day Nine | The Last Dance

Cast.   LASS MINERS WOMAN FARMERS MAN TRADERS LAD MINISTERS MUSICIANS GOD   Scene.   A village in Yorkshire. The sun is just rising. A lass walks on and stands centre stage next to a large standing stone. The stone forms a sundial and as the day progresses, so does the movement of the stone’s…

#28PlaysLater 2019: Day Eight | Stream of Consciousness

Light up just on Sarah’s eyes and eyebrows. Nothing else is lit during this scene.   Sarah: Nope. Nothing. I feel nothing. Which isn’t to be expected is it? Or is it? Is this existentialism in action followed… by nihilism in action… in which case… no, don’t think about the case. Upper or lower. Just…

#28PlaysLater2019: Day Seven | MART

Lights come up on a stage with four chairs along the front. The sounds of rain reversed is played throughout. The four EMs enter and sit on the chairs. They are all dressed the same. All with headphones on. Each me carries a mirror which they use to read the reversed text. NB: The text…

#28PlaysLater2019: Day Five | The Year of the Pig

The Characters. Mrs Xu Mr Huang Mr Chan Mrs Mak Little girl Mak Stupid Fa Master Lui Mayor Cheng Mr Xiao Various villagers. The Play. A rural village in the Fujian province of China.   Mrs Xu sits in the sunshine drinking a cup of tea, on a bench next to her front door.  …

#28PlaysLater2019: Day Four | Lace

Cast: Old lacemaker Porter   Scene: An empty space surrounded by audience on all sides. An elderly lace maker enters with a chair. She places the chair in the centre of the space. She leaves the stage. She re-enters with a small table and a basket. She places both down besides the chair. She seats…

#28PlaysLater2019: Day Three | The Hunt.

THE HUNT. Based on ‘Titus Andronicus’ by William Shakespeare Production notes. The play is set in the fictionalised early 19th century deep South of the Cohen Brothers and Tarantino. The costumes, music and accents are hyperbolic comic book grotesques designed to heighten the graphic nature of the violence of Shakespeare’s original account. Nothing here should…