29 Plays Later – The Lot

29 Plays Later – The Lot

This is the complete linked list of twenty-nine plays what I wrote during February 2016 for the Space theatre’s 29 Plays Later Challenge. Some of these are in the process of being brought to performance standard.

Day 1 – Sweet Chariotblog / pdf text – fertility melodrama
Day 2 – My New Sampo Tattoo – blog / pdf text – tragi-sitcom
Day 3 – Google’s Choice – blog / pdf text – monologue
Day 4 – Piccioni Rosa – blog / pdf text – math rock mockumentary
Day 5 – Worst. Movie. Ever – blog / pdf text – best movie ever
Day 6 – Percy and Rose – blog / pdf text / playlist of songs – WW1 musical
Day 7 – ATLAS ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ED – blog / pdf text – Ayn Rand’s emoji musical
Day 8 – The Truth About Margarine – blog / pdf text – black comedy farce
Day 9 – Parakeets – blog / pdf text – monologue
Day 10 – Spiral Jetty – blog / pdf text / scene performance video – historical drama about medical science
Day 11 – Dirrty Pantalons – blog / pdf text – nasty satire
Day 12 – The Dream Song – blog / pdf text – expressionist dream play
Day 13 – The Melody for Destiny – blog / pdf text – moral fable for kids
Day 14 – The Massacre on Valentine’s Day – blog / pdf text – high school drama
Day 15 – The Persecution and Inspiration of George Frideric Handel as Performed by the Entourage of Jimi Hendrix under the Direction of Psychedelic Drugs (Handel/Hendrix) – blog / pdf text – surreal historical comedy
Day 16 – Immortal Beloved – blog / pdf text – historical drama about Beethoven
Day 17 – Dramatis Personae – blog / pdf text – a play shorter than a millisecond
Day 18 – The Second ‘i’ in Liaison – blog / pdf text – comedy farce
Day 19 – The Obedience of Kolya S – blog / pdf text – historical drama
Day 20 – 1996: The Year In Revue  – blog / pdf text – satirical sketches, songs, stand-up & skits
Day 21 – Nuestro Pueblo – blog / pdf text – historical piece (art & civil rights)
Day 22 – Meursault – blog / pdf text – existential new wave caper comedy
Day 23 – Ein Vereinigtes Königreich (A United Kingdom) – blog / pdf text – what-if history
Day 24 – The Antic Notion – blog / pdf text – supernatural memory play
Day 25 – Google’s Choice: A Reconstruction of the Black Box Recording – blog / pdf text
Day 26 – Hundreds of Sparrows – blog / pdf text – black comedy with a talking dog (second version from 15 March following casting readings)
Day 27 – Nazi Pirates of the Caribbean… With Zombies (and a Chainsaw) – blog / pdf text – surrealist anti-play
Day 28 – The Complete and Utter History of the Universe – blog / pdf text – science & wonders
Day 29 – A Talking Bonobo Chimp Called ‘Smiles’  – blog / pdf text – black comedy with a talking bonobo (second version from 1 April for performance at The Space. It bombed)

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29 Plays Later – Day 3 & Day 4

29 Plays Later – Day 3 & Day 4

The 29 Plays Later Challenge forces us to write a complete play every day during February. Four days in and we’re already crumbling. Please send ghostwriters. It’s going to be a long haul.

Day 3 – Google’s Choice – We were asked to write a 1-5 minute monologue. I can’t explain mine without badly spoilering it, but it’s about ethical dilemmas presented by the driverless car. I wrote most of it during a poetry reading event that I wish I could have been more attentive to, but… no time for culture!

03_-_-GOOGLES_CHOICE_-_AJ_DEHANY (pdf, 5pp)

Day 4 – Piccioni Rosa – The theme was mathematics. Kids ❤ math. I wrote a kind of surrealist radio mockumentary about a math-rock band struggling to record their first album. They never make any music cos they spend all their time doing sums. With their manager and producer seemingly bent on destroying them, will they ever finish the album?

04_-_PICCIONI_ROSA_-_AJ_DEHANY (pdf, 31pp, 9 chars)

The redoubtable Sarah Mann is doing awesome work, and you can also follow everyone tearing their hair out with the hashtag #29playslater.

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