June 30, 2017 § Leave a comment
In June this year I Skyped in to Melbourne from New York City to participate in a 24-hour playwriting event, which was part of the Emerging Writers’ Festival. Four writers, four actors a director and a producer were involved. The four writers had 12 hours to write a piece (given a brief at the start of the time) and then the actors and director had 12 hours to prepare them to be presented at a reading the following evening.
The theme, broadly speaking, was our changing climate. More specifically, we were given a “collective reality” with a series of facts about Australia in the year 2030.
The following is my piece: « Read the rest of this entry »
October 13, 2015 § Leave a comment
A rather bare stage. Two women — later revealed to be the NURSE and LADY CAPULET — enter.
They stand downstage centre and speak to the audience, almost as a chorus.
LADY CAPULET: In fair Verona.
NURSE: We lay our scene.
Lights up on a bedroom, it’s empty, it belongs to a young woman.
The two women look at each other.
LADY CAPULET: Where is my daughter?
The NURSE shrugs.
LADY CAPULET: Call her!
Finally: enter JULIET
JULIET: Who calls?
NURSE: Your mother.
The two exchange a look — ’of course is is’
She turns to her mother and curtsies
JULIET: I’m here. « Read the rest of this entry »