21:30, Tue 23rd – Sat 27th February 2016 at Corpus Playroom
Lent Week 6
Next Door is a new piece of student writing that takes a look into the most familiar aspects of our day to day lives; when we sit around the kitchen table. Made up of sparadic, disconnected scenes and characters, the unity of the play rests on the similarity of circumstance and the tendencies of structure in the dialogue, which may be sometimes painfully familiar. Ranging from scenes that depict the most tedious to the most poignant moments of human lives, Next Door creates a sense of community out of the times when we may feel most alone or isolated.
The script is committed to perfected naturalism, and the actors involved will portray characters that they themselves have written and developed, mostly through Verbatim work. Listening carefully to recordings of real conversations that actors have whitnessed, we will work to devise dialogue that is meticulously accurate to the real ways people speak.
This is a chance to properly unwrap the structure of our language, and become intensely familiar with the rhythm and pattern of the most everyday speech. Through these processes, both actors and audience will uncover a liberating and inspiring beauty in the moments we tend to take for granted.