Recommended by Christine Foster

  • DIVING PRACTICE: A TEEN MONOLOGUE
    15 May. 2020
    This is a "wow" from me. It's got everything a monologue should have and pulls no punches about the despair and rage and frustration and grief that is as much a part a teen's life experience as anyone else's. Great idea executed with economy and power. Like a perfect dive.
  • InDependence Day
    6 May. 2020
    The great fun of the piece is trying to figure out what is true and what is wishful thinking and what is actual triumph over the dependency of the past - all of which gives the actor and audience a journey of shared discovery. (I'm still loving the observation that getting married is a "socially accepted reason for needing someone.") !!
  • THE BEAT GOES ON 10-minute comedy
    4 May. 2020
    This ten minute physical comedy piece is "made to be played" just like the various musical reproduction technologies embodied were. Very imaginative, original and thought provoking, too - and all at the speed of sound!
  • TOES TAPPING WILDLY, a ten-minute dramady with 5 characters
    3 May. 2020
    A delight from start to finish - a theatrical cavalcade compressed into ten minutes to tell a "real life" episode in Ginger Roger's infancy with panache, suspense and energy. Leaves you wanting more.
  • LILY, OR, THE SILVER-TONGUED DEVIL
    1 May. 2020
    An intriguing and believable glimpse into a creative woman's courageous attempts to
    live an artistic life with integrity at the turn of the last century. Lily's current lover is a painter
    who turns out to be as cruel, selfish and insecure as her previous liaison, but this time she succeeds
    in moving on - alone, and all the stronger for it.
  • CONFLUENCE
    1 May. 2020
    As much a poem as a monologue, heartfelt writing with brilliant imagery ( eg: In the sea of his driveway, a little buoy of cookies). Not just for 'Covid time', but for always, because it's all about Time, and our perception of it. Great stuff.
  • GETTING LUCKY (from the SHORELINES COLLECTION)
    1 May. 2020
    Lucky, a woman who defies convention explores the psyches and sensitivities of two "ordinary" middle aged brothers each of whom has hidden depths and repressed romanticism. Some beautiful writing and ideas lead the audience to an unexpected and sympathetic conclusion.
  • BEACH WEDDING (from the SHORELINES COLLECTION)
    1 May. 2020
    A lovely, loving tribute to family. A traditional Mum, a more open minded Dad have just attended one of those never to be repeated life evens that always galvanize opinions and emotions. Seen from their respective points of view we learn about the wedding of their daughter, the bride, who has not just shown her independence, she's shown just how much she honours and cares about her parents, too.
  • Motherlode - a monologue
    30 Apr. 2020
    Great fun, great pace, and also downright believable, this is a monologue of total overwhelm, provocation and confusion and lack of control in a world of every imaginable iteration of family stress. Makes you want to catch your breath, which you do when it's neatly paid off at the end.
  • The Recipe
    30 Apr. 2020
    Very moving duologue about telling the truth while you can, and letting go, as important for the living as for the dying. Lovely parts for two women of different generations, struggling to say hello and goodbye at the same time.

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