SCREENSTAGE ORIGINAL PRODUCTIONS
In 2009 this project began with completion of the play Tether End about a talented young writer being destroyed by his demons through alcoholism. It was performed in January 2010.One year later this was followed by a major 150-minute production Another Road, highlighting the devastating economic impact of the UK coalition government's austerity programme on a working class street and its inhabitants.
In 2012 we took our first foray into using digital film along with live performance in Regret, which dealt with the obscene blight of homelessness in 21st Century Britain. More productions followed including The Fault Line (tackling domestic abuse) which was documented by STV in two special television features including a 30 minute conversation with the writer/director and a representative from Womens Aid.
A Silent Shore movingly portrayed the final period in the life of a young man dying of cancer (which will return to the stage in 2018) and many others including a powerful drama Limbo which took as its subject matter the plight of three people in WTC1 in a lift above the impact zone on 9/11. In 2017 a showcase of short dramas - Resonate - played three exceptionally well-received performances at the Edinburgh Fringe.
In 2018 Screenstage Studios presented three major productions at the Edinburgh Fringe. Blind Eye - a powerful and unflinchingly authentic drama set in the 1970s with the impact of the content still being felt today, and Barbed Wire Tongue, a comedy drama with Henry Campbell - which brings incendiary standup pioneer Lenny Bruce back to life in 2018 - tackling a myriad of contentious issues. Both ran for five consecutive late-night performances respectively at The Stand's New Town Theatre.
A showcase of new short dramas Compelled was staged on August 17/18 in the popular Woodland Creatures venue in Leith Walk. All of these are from original scripts - and many more are now being made available for purchased lease, presentation and production by other theatre and film companies upon application.
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FERAL: 1f. A highly-charged, ferocious, physical monologue
MY SHORT SKIRT: 1f. Short physical monologue, assertive woman
SNOW JOB: 2m. How a deceptive con-man steals another's ID
A CULTURAL ENIGMA: 1f. Immigrant woman's problems with new dialect
THE TOXIC FANTASY: 1f. One woman's take on joining ISIS
C’EST LA VIE: 1f. Physical monologue of urban London female's attitude to life
ACT OF CONTRITION: 2m. A man comes to confession with a dark secret
SMOOTHIE: 1m 2f. A hangover which results in a shock next morning
PEOPLE FORGET: 1f. Monologue in 5 parts on early-onset Alzheimers
ALONE: 1m or 1f. Monologue on loneliness
ON THE PULL: 1m or 1f. Monologue on meeting a potential new partner
UMILIARE: 1f. How humiliation can lead to desperate measures
VOX POP: 3m 2f. A play built around mobile phone calls
FALLING APART: 1f. The desolation of poverty on a once-proud woman
AFTERWARDS: 2m. A man meets God following his fatal road accident
SOMETHING ISN’T ALWAYS BETTER THAN NOTHING: 1f. Domestic abuse drama
ACTING UP: 1m. Monologue of life as an actor in the present day
VEILED THREAT: 1f. A Muslim woman discusses why she covers her face
FRANKLY, BRIAN: 1m. A London lad discusses religious zealots
A HAPPY FAMILY: 2f, 1m. An unusual mother, father and daughter scenario
GOING FAST: 1f. Why this woman declines to attend a funeral
RENT FOR RENT: 1m. A male rentboy explains his idiosyncratic lifestyle
FERAL: 1m. A hyper-fit enigmatic male in a powerhouse performance piece
YOUR MOVE: 1m, 1f. Two people play chess and engage in a very odd scenario
ONE OVER ON SISYPHUS: 2f, 1m. A story in a home for mentally ill persons
ABU MARK: 1m. A war correspondent reveals a shocking incident
REGRET: 7m. Seven males describe how they became homeless
ASSUMPTION: 1f, 1m. An elderly woman meets a hooded young man.
THAT’S LOVE: 1f. What relationship love means to this young woman
THE DAY I MET FRANKIE: 1f or 1m. The impact of meeting 'Frankie' on her/him
GUILTY PARTY: 1f, 1m. A couple celebrate some months together, when he asks her several important questions. The result and her response leads towards a unexpectedly shocking denoument for both.
DOMINO: 1f. A dominatrix assertively expresses her views on the relevance of her profession.
KILSHEENLAN BAY: 1m. An Irish man in 1939 decides it is time to depart his many years of drinking and futility in London and return home.
SHARK: 1m, 1f. A young woman is brutally threatened by a vicious loan shark
MA BABY: 1f. A mother describes life with her Downs Syndrome daughter
DESTRUERE: 1m. An eloquent Irish alcoholic's ode to the bottle
MY BROKEN HEART: 1f. How one phone call can destroy a person's happiness
CAUGHT IN TRAFFIC: 1f. The horror of a sex-trafficked young woman
TIED UP AT THE MOMENT: 1m, 1f. A captor taunts his tormented captive
RADICALISED: 1m, 1f. The parents of a radicalised son explain how it feels
DIAMOND GEEZER MONOLOGUES: 1m. London-dialect take on modern life
252 DAYS: 1f. The experience of a first-time female prisoner in the UK
ANGEL: 1f. A charge nurse is placed in an impossible moral dilemma
SHAZ & CHEMS: 1f. A junkie's relentlessly failed attempts to get clean
SPARKY HARRIS ON THE LAM: 1m. A recalcitrant recidivist charmer
MEMORY HOTEL: 1f, 3m. Helen has died .. but she awakes in her open coffin
PIRATE: 1f. A compelling tale from a homeless mother
BARBED WIRE TONGUE: 1m. 1960s standup Lenny Bruce as he might be now in a live stage comedy performance
SNAFU: 1m. A powerful monologue from an ex-soldier with PTSD
WOMAN TO WOMEN: 1f. A declaration for independent women everywhere
BE MY FRIEND: 1m, 2f. A woman buys a new male robot as a loving partner
QUACK: 2m. A doctor meets his irascible unkempt new patient
SOME CONSIDERABLE DISTANCE FROM REALITY’S DOOR 2m. A controversial writer/director appears on a late-night tv programme to discuss his life
GOOD AS YOU: 2m. A gay man's relationship with a bi-man comes to an end
THE LAST BUN: 1m, 1f. A mature married couple discuss health options
BUS STOP: 3m. A short piece. Three men encounter one another at a bus stop
A&E: 3m, 1f. An angry and injured, highly harassed businessman is furious at being kept waiting in the A&E department of a city hospital
THE FAULT LINE: 1f, 1m. A devastatingly powerful play about domestic abuse
VANISHED: 4m, 3f. An unusual play with one non-speaking male and 5 voice-only cast members - a young man mysteriously disappears
IT'S GETTING DARK: 1m, 1f. A bohemian American woman is lying outside on the ground of an industrial property when she is approached by a security guard. A momentous event is about to take place which they decided to share together.
MS Part 1 and 2: 2f. Two separate monologues on female empowerment and a strong statement of both astonishment and resolve at contemporary world issues.
CROSSING THE LINE: 1f. A monologue from a desperately distraught widowed mother.
BLIND EYE: 2m. Set in 1979 in a Leeds police station, a young man is interviewed by a gruff CID officer over what is believed was a racially-motivated murder of a black man. However, all is not what it seems.
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