Two new plays:
Men Don't Talk
Clare has two new plays which are performance-ready and is interested in speaking to potential companies, venues and producers. Both plays deal with later life experience for those 65+ and offer roles for older actors with playing ages of 50-80+.
MEN DON'T TALK - is an 80 minute one act play, a 3 hander set in a fictional mens shed. It has enjoyed two public, professional rehearsed readings in 2022 with very positive feedback and was mentioned in a motion by Christine Grahame MSP in the Scottish Parliament in June 2022 for dispelling myths that 'Men Don't Talk' raising awareness of mens mental health/male suicide prevention in Scotland. The play can be staged anywhere and includes tea and biscuits for audiences to encourage a 'shed' feel and conversation around its themes and has offered two well attended post show discussions - men and women want to talk about this in Scotland today and offers arts/community collaboration which Paul O'Kane, MSP for West of Scotland described as having 'piercing insight' due to the part verbatim nature of the piece.
FINDING MARY, also a 3-hander, deals with love, loss and life after bereavement and has It has been developed with help from Pitlochry Festival Theatre and dramaturgical feedback from the National Theatre of Scotland, Liverpool Everyman Playhouse and freelance professionals via readings to audiences in 2022-3 at Duns Play Festival & Eastgate Theatre, Peebles. The play was written to offer two fantastic roles for women with a playing age of 70+ and a young male actor, in response to a lack of lead roles for experience actresses. Perusal copies and films of the readings are available. The play runs at Act 1 at 1hr, then an interval and Act 2 is 45 mins.