Here at Whoop ‘n’ Wail HQ we are taking one last look back at Represents…Desire with a very big thank you to all the fabulously creative people who came together to make it all happen.
“A celebration of feminist theatre that explodes any notions that it’s predictable or restrictive.”
James Waygood, Grumpy Gay Critic
We would like to give particular thanks to the writers, and not just those whose work was included, but all those who took the time to create and submit their work for consideration. With submissions from across the globe and three US writers included in the lineup, it has truly been an international adventure and look forward to seeing the relationships that have been forged flourish into the future.
Here are some pictorial reminders of the pieces, courtesy of George Riddell to whom we are very grateful – the quotes are taken from the review written by James Waygood and published on grumpygaycritic.co.uk.
Heart’s Desire by Ali Kemp & Deborah Klayman, directed by Emily Bush
“Kemp and Klayman do a wonderful job of using game rounds to establish the main characters backgrounds and intentions…the twist is quite a surprising one and is worth the pay off.”
The Hidden Room by Patricia Reynoso, directed by Norman Murray
“An absolutely blistering and affecting piece, and possibly my favourite for the evening.”
Three AM by Barbara Blumenthal-Ehrlich, directed by Dan Horrigan
“Acted superbly by Klayman and Charlotte Couture as the two women on the edge, it’s a snappy little piece of bite and humour.”
Nice Jumper by Daniel Page, directed by Alice Bonifacio
“Page’s characters have a wonderful little repartee going on throughout, and a slow reveal that has you wondering what on earth is going on right up to the last minute.”
Would You Let Me Finish by Leon Kaye, directed by Sarah Davies
“Kaye’s lambaste of the TV psychic circuit is bang on form and incredibly witty.”
The Work-Love Balance by Tom Jensen, directed by Tom Neill
“certainly the boldest and most experimental piece of the evening,which it pulls off marvellously well.”
The writers’ submission brief for the next Whoop ‘n’ Wail Represents…