Past Plays Season 2008
A season of 5 new short
plays coming to Glasgow at the CCA in May.
The Black Water
by Martin Brocklebank
In the long, hot summer
of 1976, Karen Field, disappeared, 21 years later her husband was arrested
for her murder.
'The Black Water' is a fantasy about the last night of Karen's life.
Martin is a T.V. scriptwriter
for the BBC's flagship
soap 'River City'. He's also written for the BBC drama 'Doctors' and
the Channel 4 new writing strand 'Coming Up'.
His 1st play 'Those Below' was staged by Pains Plough in 1999.
Sebastian by Kenny McKenna
Gillian returns home to
find her husband reading a newspaper and a man locked in a chest in
Forgetting Sebastian is about truth and fantasy, trust and suspicion
and the importance of getting your story straight.
Kenny is a new writer.
His 1st play 'Memoria' was given a reading at the CCA in December last
year, organized by
the Playwrights' Studio Scotland and the RSAMD. Kenny is an actor who
has worked extensively in Scottish theatre
with companies including The Royal Lyceum and Raindog,, and in radio
Takes A Trip
by Karen Barclay
Don Morrison is a pensioner.
He falls and is admitted to hospital. He thinks the system is trying
to kill him, but he's afraid
to go home. Isa is a nurse. She wants to help him, but he might disagree
with her methods. Karen
won the Playwrights'
Studio Scotland's Ignite competition in 2006. She's worked extensively
in Scottish Theatre.
Room 44 by Cormac Quinn
Rita and James and a corkscrew are in Room 44. Their love life spins
between love, murder and a good bottle of wine.
Three possibilities, quantum physics and most importantly; a corkscrew,
in a tale of love in the space/ time continuum.
Cormac is a writer. His play 'Still' was performed at the New Writing,
New Worlds Festival in 2007.
Etiquette of Queues by Martin McNaughton
Chris likes to queue as
long as the person in front of him knows the etiquette - unfortunately
not everyone does - in this tale
of life, love and lines. Martin
is an actor and director who has written a variety of plays from 'Stourie
Annie : A Scots Cinderella'
to 'A Scottish Play' his re-imagining of Macbeth set in the Scottish
Parliament, as well as writing for Naked Radio and Weekending.
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the above Plays
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