Fizzy Sherbet play reading March 2017
WHERE DID GOD GO?
Stephanie set up Glass Half Full after finishing a Foundation Acting course at Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts 2015-2016. She then took classes under Mary Doherty at The Actor's Class (Intermediate and Foundation). Stephanie is ‘New Writing Producer’ for working class company Actor Awareness.
'The Monologues of a Tired Nurse' was Stephanie's autobiographical play combining her years of nursing to create a story that brought awareness about working in the NHS. It received 4-Star reviews. Her second play received 4-Star reviews when it won a open script submission Australia March 2017 and was produced by Owl and Cat Theatre, Directed by Thomas Ian Doyle. She wrote, produced and co-directed ‘Our Big Love Story’ The Hope Theatre March 2018 received Multiple 4-Star reviews and nominated for BEST OF International Youth Arts Festival. She recently wrote, produced and directed ‘How To Save a Life’ Ed fringe/Soho Rising 2019 which has received great reviews, Nominated for the SIT UP awards 2019 and will be heading to Theatre 503 Feb 2020. Stephanie has completed the New Writing Showcase at Criterion Theatre 2019 and will Return to their writing showcase after voice ends!
Peppy Barlow is a professional playwright and founder member of the WOVEN theatre company which was set up to tour new writing in East Anglia. Her plays include a family trilogy: Mothering Sunday, runner up for the Verity Bargate Award; Missing toured by Woven 2004; Broken, Pulse Festival 2005. Other productions include In the Shadow of the Doorway BBC Radio 4 and The Sutton Hoo Mob toured by Eastern Angles 1994 and 2006. She is currently working on a Woven production for a site-specific play at Landguard Fort in Felixstowe on the life of Philip Thicknesse, governor of the Fort 1763-66 which is Arts Council funded.
COME DIE WITH ME
After spending the previous decade in Australia, Vicki returned to the UK in 2016 to take up a place at the prestigious Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London where she is currently studying for an MA in Writing for the Stage and Broadcast Media. She is the author of a blog (www.fellowshipoftheringlets.com) and has contributed to industry publications and written magazine articles, both for UK and Australian media. Before moving back to London, she headed up the branded content division of a global ad agency in Sydney for five years. Come Die With Me has recently been selected by Actor Awareness in partnership with Spotlight UK to be one of four plays staged in April 2017 as part of their next new writing night. Come Die With Me is Vicki’s debut short play and Fizzy Sherbet will be its first public airing.
A member of Birmingham-based BOLDtext Playwrights, Liz John’s theatre work has been performed nationally and across the Midlands, including 'Paying the Price' about a rogue surgeon, part of The Sentence at Birmingham Rep, 2019. She also writes for BBC Radio The Archers and BBC TV Doctors. Liz's piece, 'Pillow' (Fizzy Sherbet, 2017), was inspired by a surreal afternoon at Birmingham's St Mary's Hospice with her steely-minded sister-in-law. www.lizjohn.wordpress.com
Sarah Power is a graduate of the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.
Pig Watch, presented here, was later developed into the full-length script PIG, which was produced by the Royal Court Theatre Liverpool in September 2019, and will run at Southwark Playhouse in Summer 2021.
Previously to this production, Sarah had a number of short plays performed at venues such as The Arcola, The Bunker, the Hackney Showrooms, Theatre N16 and the Liverpool Everyman.
WHO RULE THE WORLD?
Rosalyn Mitchell is an actor just breaking into playwriting. She has had two previous pieces workshopped in New York, and now is busily sending out her more recent writing here in London. She has recently completed the 28 Plays Later challenge, run by the Space, in which participants write a play a day for the month of February. This piece was written for that challenge.