This weekend I’ve been taking part in a workshop with Organised Chaos Productions.
The brief is to come up with a short monologue or duologue inspired by the theme ‘mid-winter’. I followed the idea of hibernation, which took me onto computing and stasis. I also mixed in a theme of nuclear winter and isolation and, lo, what I’ve come up with is this:
A consortium of people occupying the same body are awakened by their AI caretaker to carry out scheduled maintenance on the compound. They soon discover that the other consortium has been murdered, and must find out which one of them is responsible.
I was told just the other day that I needed to try writing weirder stuff and more space opera, so I guess I’m living up to the request!
The piece is tricky to write, as it’s a monologue and features just one actor, but I’m going to have them playing two or three different characters. I also I want to try and get away with having someone read a computer voice from off stage, but I’m not sure if I can do that yet! We shall see.
The show is going to be on a the Three Minute Theatre in Manchester’s Northern Quarter at the end of November. 28th Nov – 1st Dec. I would really, really appreciate it if anyone can make it! I’ll post more information about tickets and booking when I get it. In the meantime, you can RSVP on the facebook group here. Please invite your friends!