screEnstage studios : ENCORE
ENCORE - a showcase of new material on digital film.
This will be screened as a feature in late Spring 2019 - and selected Shorts will be formally submitted for consideration at this year's Edinburgh Short Film Festival.
Some of the productions within ENCORE have already been cast (as stated below), but if you would like to be considered for one of the other roles within any of the remaining productions as listed below, please get in touch as soon as possible to arrange an audition.
TIME’S UP (Monologue - Female 20+ A woman in a distraught state due to her highly abusive male partner talks about the intensity of his circumstances.
TANTRUM (Male and Female) A couple have an amusing debate over the causes of an argument.
MEA CULPA (Two males) A man speaks openly to a priest in the confessional as he has concerns about the validity of his faith.
PERCY GIVES NOTES (Monologue - Male 20+) A highly camp and flamboyantly gay director with a small provincial am-dram group offers his notes to the assembled company.
ME TOO (Monologue - Female 18+) Marlena is a woman who was seriously sexually abused as a child.
(Monologue - Female aged 25 upwards) A woman
painstakingly gathers her thoughts on why she and her husband must now call
time on their marriage.
SPIRIT (Already Cast) (Monologue - Female ideally late teens) A young woman in a hospital waiting room talks over her experiences, as her friend undergoes a termination following the horrific experience of having been raped.
THE MAN ON THE TRAIN (Already Cast) She has seen an attractive man whilst travelling by train, but to her eternal regret she didn’t take up the opportunity of saying hello. A short drama about failing to seize the moment.
PERSPECTIVES (One Male/One Female – 18+) A couple have broken up. They will stand side by side on stage, creating the illusion that they are in different places. With each delivering an alternate line as the comparisons emerge on how each other feels about the decision – the climax results in them facing one another and declaring their true feelings to each other.
THE PSYCHO PATH (Monologue - Male or Female max age 55) A person simultaneously addicted to drugs and sex, each of which complements or destroys the other, offers a part-rap/part-prose monologue on the dilemma.
NOCTURNE (1 Male, 1 Female) Robert and Natalie plan to marry next day. Natalie breaks with convention however and enters Robert's room and bed the night before the planned wedding as she has something important to tell him. The entire drama is in total darkness - complete blackout throughout.
NOT A BABY, A MAYBE (Monologue - Female 20+) A woman talks about her feelings regarding pregnancy.