Participants Becky Hill and Darren James Coles from Cardiff University are organising Staging a Coup: New Writing 2011 which is happening this Thursday (March 31st). It’s an evening showcasing the new writing of students at Cardiff University and promises to be a very exciting evening!
The evening will comprise of seven, fifteen-minute plays which are written, directed and performed by members of Act One, and described and ordered as follows:
Writer: Helen Langdon
Direktor: Will Palmer
Cast: Jessica Taylor (Freya), James Rhys Davies (John), Lottie Davies (The body)
Synopsis: Naturalistic dark comedy. John and Freya decide on how they should dispose of the body of a dead woman that Freya has recently killed.
Writer & direktor: Becky Hill
Cast: Iona S.M. (Pierrot), Sonia Dewan (Baby), Sam Blythe (Marionette), Alex Mann (Jack In The Box), Sarah O’Brien (Ragdoll)
Synopsis: Abstract drama (once removed). Victorian toys are consumed by the fear of responsibility and the guilt that accompanies modern-day avarice.
UN DÉFAUT ACTEUR:
Writer & direktor: Elin Williams
Cast: Charlie Hammond (Adam), Ellie Barrow (Ronnie), Emily Napier (Mime)
Synopsis: Self-referential comedy. Adam, an actor without stage presence, struggles (sometimes physically) with recollections of his past auditions.
WHAT ISN’T SAID:
Writer & direktor: Luc Owen Tudor
Cast: Simon Gibbs (Man), Madison Fowler (Woman), Charlotte Mcleod (Visitor)
Synopsis: Tragi-comedy in one act. Misunderstandings are abound, as a disabled man finds it difficult to speak his mind to those who care for him.
>INTERVAL AND AMBIENCE<
Writer & direktor: Darren J. Coles
Cast: James Davies (Mr. Lessing), Lucy Welford (Bethan), Harriet Clayton (Sophie), Todd Elliot (Chris), Tom Webb (Nathan)
Synopsis: Essay play. Mr. Lessing and his class of disinterested students visit a museum and discuss the purpose of art and the nature of perception.
Writer: Piers Horner
Direktor: George Robinson
Cast: Dom Gwyther (Old Man), Adam Feltham (Young Man)
Synopsis: Memory play. A young man appears in a room with no recollection of his past life, only after a conversation with an older man does he begin to remember the tumultuous relationship with his wife.
Writers & direktors: Ben Atterbury & Hattie Lamb
Cast: Greg Davies (Man), Kerrie Nicholson, Amy Davies, Laura Williams, Tom Parry-Jones, Ed Thomas, Helly Wealleans (Chorus), Colette Hazen (Violin)
Synopsis: Symbolist drama. A man meditates on the passing of time, the fluctuations of memory and the inevitability of death.