Male and Female actors needed to star in Shoot/Get Treasure/ Repeat
The play is an epic cycle of short plays that commentates on the effects of modern-day war and terror. As the performance is only 30 minutes, I have selected a few of the plays from the cycle to create a narrative focusing specifically on the effects of war on the nuclear family. The piece deals with this in a very abstract way by exploring complex family dynamics. The narrative that will be performed will revolve around the function of the woman in the family as wife and mother.
**Please note that this project involves strong topics surrounding sex.
Audition / Rehearsal / Production datesAuditions will be extremely flexible depending on your availability.
The performance will take place in the week beginning the 17th of June (exact date still TBC). Rehearsals will span from the week beginning 15th of April until the performance date. A rehearsal schedule will be formed from everyone's availability.
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Helen is a middle-class housewife living in a gated community. She worries over her food intolerances and her domestic lifestyle, blocking out the dangerous world outside. She communicates her self-obsession through a monologue. She is clearly ignorant of the outside and keen to be the centre of attention.
Females, aged 18 to 35 from York, UK
A brazen, sometimes uncouth and depressed mother who has lost her son to the war. Two officers try to deliver the message of this to her, but she constantly interrupts them with violence and offensive language. Soon she begins to attempt to mother the male solider, but the scene ends as she emotionally stares at the TV, unable to recover from her grief.
Females, aged 20 to 60 from York, UK
An older lady, seeking self-gratification through sex with a younger man. She tempts with transgression as she reflects on her lost relationship with her son. She questions God and her very existence. Through the TV she then finds out her son is dead through fighting in the war. She is trying to find someone to replace him.
Females, aged 20 to 50 from York, UK
Anna is a woman completely infatuated by her partner who is ill in hospital, she is desperately trying to protect him from the outside world and the terror it holds. It is revealed that Anna is actually the other woman. They reflect on a conversation of the night before as he struggles to remember.
Females, aged 18 to 30 from York, UK
Harry is a manipulative force within his family unit. He seeks constant reassurance from his wife, Olivia, but also insists on asserting power over her. The scene fluctuates been arguments over sex, idealisations of perfection, and safeguarding the family unit in this time of terror.
Males, aged 18 to 30 from York, UK
Dan is sick in the hospital. He is trying to find out what is happening in the outer world. Anna, however, continues to cut him off from this reality. Their conversation often is led by distracting techniques while matters of the news intersect at parts. They are attempting to recall a conversation from a previous day, and often Dan is left confused and dazed. The concept of the world’s current reality is never truly grasped as conversations of the self soon take over.
Males, aged 18 to 30 from York, UK
A younger man, Honor navigates his way through his temptation to have sex with an older lady, Emma. They both are aware of their relationship is taboo. He has lost his mum, whereas she has lost her son to the war. This relationship comes from a place to replace the people they have lost.
Males, aged 18 to 25 from York, UK
- Located in York, UK
- Joined February, 2019