The scripts are chosen!! All we need now is a fine cast of actors and 4 top-notch directors…
Page to Stage comprises directed, rehearsed readings of four new theatre scripts, followed by feedback from an industry panel. Cast and director meet on the night, with an hour to rehearse. The event allows plenty of opportunity to meet people (including a venue with all-day menu, cask ales etc.). As this is a networking evening, run on a voluntary basis, all roles are unpaid.
See below for play summaries and casting breakdowns. Applications welcome from all backgrounds.
– Casting is done using your CV, biog and any other information you supply.
– Please apply for roles you feel you are most suited to.
– Where ages are not given, there is scope for casting to be wider ranging.
– Actors confident playing up/down in age are welcome to apply for older/younger parts.
– Please send a short note outlining relevant experience, along with your biog and CV.
Deadline: Please email your CV and biog (75 words max) to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 17 November.
Page to Stage Organiser
THE FOUR PLAYS/PLAY EXCERPTS
By Andy Curtis
Mark has hired a medium to see whether there really is a ‘presence’ in his flat. He’s about to move overseas and is intrigued. And then all hell breaks loose…
Mark (M): 40s. Likes to be in control. Tense at opening of play.
Janice (F): late 20s. Paranormal investigator. Smart. Fights her corner.
Patrick (M): late 20s. Salsa teacher. Angry for much of this piece.
LIKE FATHER, LIKE DAUGHTER
By Robyn Goldsmith
A father and daughter fight to redeem their relationship after making some shocking discoveries.
Haidi (F): teenager. Exasperated by her dad but close to him.
Dad (M): middle-aged. Came out. Can’t believe his little girl is growing up.
By Steven Lancefield
Sam is an ordinary office worker, frustrated by his irritating and prejudiced colleagues.
Laura (F): late 20s. Assertive, attractive, educated.
Graham (M): 30s, Boastful, arrogant.
Sam (M): 20s. Introverted, reliant on technology, deluded.
Melanie (F): late 30s/early 40s. Nosey, embittered.
By Oliver Gamblin
Melissa is on an online dating site; messages range from the bizarre to the sleazy. Then she receives one she thinks is worth replying to…
Melissa (F): any age. Intelligent, not really expecting much from the dating site.
Steve (M): any age. Plays many roles on the dating site.