ON THE VERGE

On The Verge

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland presents

On The Verge

Thu 27 - Fri 28 Jun 2013 | 6.45pm-10pm | £2.50 per show

A festival of diverse theatrical works from emerging artists on the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s MA in Classical and Contemporary Text. Including performances of new writing, devised physical theatre and improvisational performances, On The Verge aims to question and challenge our understanding of the world we live in…

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Thursday 27th June

6.45pm – 7.25pm
Katarzyna Dzieglewsk: At the end of the end (based on Eugène Ionesco’s The Chairs)
Studio Theatre

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6.45pm – 7.20pm
Torya Winters: Falling
Practice Room
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7.30pm – 8.05pm
Kristin Ros Kristjansdottir: Get Happy
Practice Room
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8.20pm – 9pm
Alex Schneps: Said the Wind
Studio Theatre
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9.30pm – 10pm
Timothy N. Evers: BOOFNITZ – A Clown Show
Practice Room
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9.30pm – 10pm
Flora Marston: My Mum Loves Mick Jagger
Studio
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Friday 28th June

6.45pm – 7.25pm
Matte O’Brien: As Flies to Wanton Boys
Studio
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6.45pm – 7.20pm
Torya Winters: Falling
Practice Room
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7.50pm – 8.05pm
Kristin Ros Kristjansdottir: Get Happy
Practice Room
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8.10pm – 8.50pm
Mark Jeary: Blackout
Studio Theatre
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8.40pm – 9.10pm
Timothy N. Evers: BOOFNITZ – A Clown Show
Practice Room
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9.20pm – 10pm
Becky Hope Palmer: Like A Moth To A Flame
Studio Theatre
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Synopses of individual shows

 
Katarzyna Dzieglewska
At the end of the end

Based on Eugène Ionesco’s 1952 absurdist farce The Chairs, Old Woman and Old Man are stuck in a repetitive existence. Deprived of any sense of identity, they re-direct their own lives by staging the same memories time and time again. But what happens at the end of the end? When the theatrical substitute of reality becomes more realistic than the real life?
 

Torya Winters
Falling

Human relationships are based on communication, but how much meaning is contained in the actual words you say? Using extracts from Shelley Silas’ Falling, a play about a couple making one of the biggest decisions of their lives, two actors explore what happens when the audience have the power to control the outcome of the scene – without changing a word of the script.
 

Kristin Ros Kristjansdottir
Get Happy

Born with a magical voice, Judy Garland touched the hearts of her audience through the vulnerability she expressed in her uninhibited singing. Get Happy is a short insight into the intimate soul of the artist, through the songs and life of Judy Garland.
 

Alex Schneps
Said The Wind

Why do we tell stories? Why share at all? Alex Schneps presents three modern urban fables written in iambic pentameter.
 

Timothy N. Evers
BOOFNITZ – A Clown Show

Stupidity, Buffoonery, Dumb-ass-ery and Love…
 

Flora Marston
My Mum Loves Mick Jagger

“…The first show was called… well, actually, I saw him at several festivals, but the best one at the time was when I was 21 at Bristol with Pippa and Floss, high on Pro Plus, and we went in Pippa’s black mini and we got a parking ticket…”

Flora Marsten looks at her mum’s continuing obsession with rock icon Sir Mick. A lifetime of singing in the shower; driving and dancing, late for work, with a cup of tea sloshing between her legs; and, of course, the nonpareil concerts. A verbatim purge of memory and nostalgia; a storytelling experience of autobiography in various guises.
 

Matte O’Brien
As Flies to Wanton Boys

A new play about life, love, loss and redemption. Using an intricate collage of four intertwined contemporary monologues, it is inspired by four of Shakespeare’s leading ladies: Juliet, Ophelia, Kate and Rosalind.
 

Mark Jeary
Blackout

“Blackouts were the worst. But actually, thank God for blackouts, ‘cos I wouldn’t want to remember that stuff…
“My first drink seemed to unlock something. I threw up, went home, woke up with a stinking hangover the next morning and thought, ‘that was fantastic, when are we doing it again?’”

Blackout is an honest insight into drinking and recovery, devised from interviews with recovering alcoholics, including the writer.
 

Becky Hope Palmer
Like A Moth To A Flame

When two fiercely opposite worlds collide, something is bound to break sooner or later… Stella and Stanley live a simple life until Stella’s sister Blanche arrives, along with her tormented past. When she is forced out from the shadows to face up to who she truly is, everyone is caught up in the whirlwind.