Writers Avenue Presents
IT'S A SMALL WORLD
Do you believe in the Six Degrees of Separation theory?
The playwright, Frigyes Karinthy, was the first to bring forth the six degrees of separation theory which refers to the idea that everyone on this earth are approximately six or less steps away from introduction to each other.
6 Degrees is a fusion of UK’s finest emerging talent; short new plays with characters connected by the 6 Degrees of Separation theory.
CAST & CREATIVES
Atlanta Green, Emily Gillmor Murphy, George Johnston, Mariama Ives-Moiba, Grace Maxted, Jennifer Richards, Rob Thomson
Carla Harrison-Hodge, Diana Mumbi, Nour-Ani Sisserian, Lyndon Haynes. Sandra Thompson-Quartey
Comedy/Drama/Short Plays/New Writing
HER FINGER NAILS By Emily Gillmor Murphy
DIRECTOR: Sandra Thompson-Quartey
Patricia and Sally visit their downward spiralling sister, Wendy, to talk to her after her partner has walked out on her, but it's what is not being said that is the problem and deep down they all know it.
WRITER: Emily Gillmor Murphy
Emily is an Irish novelist/playwright. Novels include YOU AND I (2012) and ONE CHANCE (2014) published with Random House in Ireland, UK and Germany. Theatre work includes A BOY CALLED NEDD (2015) showcased with Druid Theatre Company, produced by Theatre Upstairs, directed by Karl Shiels, shortlisted for The Stewart Parker Trust Award 2016. MONSTER? produced with Theatre Upstairs 2017, directed by Karl Shiels. Emily has been selected to take part in The Irish Theatre Institute Six in the Attic program 2017.
THE HOOP AND GRAPES By George Johnston
DIRECTOR: Carla Harrison-Hodge
THE HOOP AND GRAPE explores what courtship has become in the twenty-first century. It looks at the expanding agency of women, and the alienating effect that social media and ever more online interactions can have on human intimacy.
WRITER: George Johnston
George’s writing credits include SNAPSHOT (Hope Theatre) and HEART OF DARKNESS (Arcola Theatre, Clapham Omnibus, OSO Barnes Arts Centre, Edinburgh Fringe). His upcoming adaptation of Gogol’s THE OVERCOAT will be performed at OSO Barnes Arts Centre in October.
A HOME FROM HOME By Mariama Ives-Moiba
Iona, homeless, is taken in by Aisha. She hopes that Aisha and her housemate Yasmin can help her escape deportation to Sierra Leone, a country she no longer calls home; but Aisha and Yasmin have other plans for Iona.
WRITER: Mariama Ives-Moiba
Mariama Ives-Moiba is an award-winning playwright. She won the Trinity college International Playwriting Competition in 2012 with her play, A CONCRETE JUNGLE FULL OF WILD CARS, which was published and performed at the London Unicorn Theatre, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and directed by Che Walker. She graduated with an MA in Scriptwriting from the University of East Anglia in 2015, and her play THREE BRIDESMAIDS, A SNICKERS AND A BATHTUB was published in the UEA Scriptwriting Anthology. In 2017 she was one of the winners of the Triforce Incubator for her sitcom, A FAMILY LIKE MINE. She writes for theatre, television and film.
DIRECTOR: Lyndon Haynes
DISSENT By Jennifer Richards
Can you really hold a protest before agreeing on what you are going to protest about? The reality of the troubled times we live in dawns on four students desperate to become activists of tomorrow.
WRITER: Jennifer Richards
Aged 20, Jennifer Richards has recently become an NCTJ-qualified journalist. She has contributed articles to Refinery29, The Brighton and Hove Independent, GoThinkBig, Spiked, The Debrief, and Wonderland magazine. Jennifer is also a campaigner, having worked with the national charity Brook last year to help make sex and relationship education mandatory in schools. Her creative work has previously been shortlisted in the Wicked Young Writer Awards and The Great British Write Off, and her poetry published on the Dear Damsels site.
DIRECTOR: Diana Mumbi
IN MEMORIAM By Rob Thomson
If your numbers are down for the big farewell, our mourners offer studied solemnity and five-star ratings. Death is not the end, it's just another day in the gig economy
WRITER: Rob Thomson
Originally from Brighton, last year Rob won a ‘Creative People and Places’ Arts Council commission for developing theatre outside London, and in 2015 he was shortlisted as a playwright for the Old Vic 12. His first play FEARNOT WOOD won critical acclaim at the Etcetera Theatre and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and his short plays, sketches and musicals have been staged across London, Cambridge, Manchester and York. He is also the co-founder of the London Student Drama Festival, sponsored by Simon Stephens.
DIRECTOR: Nour-Ani Sisserian
FLOOR TWO by Atlanta Green
Meet Janice, an inpatient in Charlbrook Hospital’s eating disorder ward located on the infamous 'Floor Two'. When she receives a surprise visit from her sister Grace, she is not at all happy to see her.
The play explores the relationship between two sisters and the relationship they have with each other, their bodies and their self worth.
WRITER: Atlanta Green
Atlanta Green is a promising up and coming writer and director from South West London. At 25 years of age, Atlanta Green is a self published author; an established performance poet, blogger and emerging playwright; with theatre work performed at The Hen & Chickens Theatre, Theatre N16, The Bread & Roses Theatre and Theatre 503. Atlanta's main focus is bringing taboo and difficult issues to stage and creating a platform for unheard and contemporary issues in modern society.
DIRECTOR: Anthony Nyagah
SMALL WORLD By Grace Maxted
Kate is a high earning Events Manager with a nice lifestyle
Anna is madly in love with her handsome fiancé.
When they bump into each other it becomes clear they have something in common...unhappiness.
WRITER: Grace Maxted
Grace is delighted to be working on ‘Six Degrees’, which will be her debut piece with Writer’s Avenue. Having trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York, Grace has always been eager to develop her writing and in addition to plays, has recently had the opportunity to work as both a contributor and as an academic writer. Grace is currently in the process of writing her first novel and compiling features for her blog, ‘Ideas Above Her Station’.