WRiTEON Rehearsed Readings: ‘Headhog’ and ‘Member’
Tom Jensen and Hugo Chiarella
This event features a double-bill of script-in-hand performances of two one-act plays that made the shortlist for the WRiTEON Festival taking place this summer:
Member by Hugo Chiarella ‘Member’ takes place entirely in the bedroom of a couple, Jo and Steve. Jo is a PR manager for a ride sharing startup. Steve is tepidly volunteering for a fledgling foundation that wants to transform the democratic process. Jo wants to work and prosper within the system, Steve has lost faith in the system.
The play is a philosophical and political exploration about the tension between idealism and action. In a time when the world is increasingly divided by totalizing ideological positions, ‘Member; examines the ways in which these positions affect our interactions on an intimate and interpersonal level as well as a societal and global level.
Headhog by Tom Jensen
Life is fairly humdrum for Malcolm, until a rather prickly problem raises its head and turns his world upside down. He is forced to take drastic action that results in a truly mind-blowing experience.
There will be a short interval between the two plays.
From Tuesday 23 to Saturday 27 July WRiTEON will be performing the six plays that were selected to be fully staged. They will be performed at all three of the ADC venues: the ADC Auditorium, the Corpus Playroom, and the Larkum Studio.
The ADC Theatre is Britain's oldest University playhouse, today administered and maintained by the University of Cambridge. Plays have been presented on the site since 1855, when the Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club (CUADC) was founded, and the society met and performed in the back room of the Hoop Inn, which stood almost exactly where the ADC Theatre stands today. Today, the ADC Theatre is the centre of University drama in Cambridge, run almost entirely by students with no Faculty involvement.
The Larkum Studio is accessed through the far side of the ADC Bar.