The Mono Box presents Playstart: Short plays from new voices by Mono Box Ltd
Five new short plays developed and supported by The Mono Box. THE INTERVIEW by Graeme Brookes A panel of three interviewers are meeting with one of many applicants to see if they're 'working class enough' to obtain support from their elite organisation. In trying to offer their support, the expert panel slowly lose control with their own reality. What starts with honest intentions turns into a grotesque grilling.THE INTERVIEW is an absurd comedy written with a biting political edge that will make you laugh, wince, cringe and scream! PAPA by Sid Sagar PAPA explores the troubled relationship between a father and a daughter. It questions notions of parenting, failure and masculinity, and asks whether we can ever truly overcome our past mistakes. NSA by Charles Entsie NSA is about the conflict between doing what it takes to survive in the present, when also trying to secure something for your future. LA MERDE by Roberta Livingston La Merde follows the journey of Chrissy, a black student who is obsessed with make-up. She aspires to be as successful as her idol Allegra Aldridge, a YouTube beauty sensation. But as she delves into the growing beast that is the YouTube world she soon discovers the cracks that are hidden within it. GODFREY by Aisling Towl GODFREY is a short play set in an 'up and coming'/ gentrified South London restaurant. It follows four people; Simone, Jason, Carys and Godfrey, through one working day, honing in on the kind of seemingly mundane conversations that expose the parts of ourselves we try desperately to hide.