standing on the steps of private planes by jane e thompson

STANDING ON THE STEPS OF PRIVATE PLANES: “A SHARPER CRITIQUE OF THE MALICE SUFFERED,” An unsafe adaptation of Molière’s The Miser by Jane e Thompson   I’ve never been interested in writing adaptations of plays before. I’ve vaguely tried adapting several novels (none of which I got close to finishing) in my 20s when I…

bedtime stories for girls by genevieve atkins

This reflection is generously provided by Genevieve Atkins for our penultimate dinner and a show for 2018. When I was making friends at uni, a piece of gossip was floating around. I watched this gossip and who was engaging in it, and to my surprise my new friend, a down to earth, no nonsense woman, delighted…

the nativity play or we three by hayley lawson-smith

We’re onto our final batch of dinner and a show writers for 2018 and we have the divine Hayley Lawson-Smith here to launch us. Christmas is a weird time. It’s just about the ultimate in religious and cultural perversion at the hands of commercial enterprise. The outward projection of Christmas is of a time to be…

ghostboy by charles o’grady

Charles O’Grady shares some thoughts on our next dinner and a show text ghostboy. ghostboy is an experiment on several levels. First and foremost, it represents a fascination I’ve had for several years with the idea of doing horror genre texts on stage – something I think people tend to assume isn’t possible, given the number of…

part four: sisters

Orc face at the dinner table: three kinds of ugly my pretty sister taught me My sister is the pretty one. She is the thin one. She is the popular one. She is the dark-haired, freckled, blue-eyed-beauty one.   I am the other one. This is how we like to frame the relationship between sisters:…