Full Length Play
Settings Of Play -
Versatile set: suggested a broken down house or makeshift home in act one; and a vacant or extravagant room in act two. Can be done minimalistic.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Cutting Approved for Competition
Bare Stage/Simple Set, Opportunity for Spectacle
Gun Shots, Intense Adult Themes, Strong Language
College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Outdoor, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
RECOGNITION / AWARDS
Princess Grace, BBC International Top Prize of The Americas Award
Winner! 2011 BBC Top Prize of the Americas
Inspired by the Dog Catcher Riots. In part one, a put'upon family is run from their home by a settlement of people. In part two, a settlement of people get a surprise guest while simply trying to run a put'upon family from their home.
"In this fascinating and intelligent play we are not given shades of grey, but absolute force being punched through defeating utterly last survivors. In the first act a quartet of actors are a makeshift family who are tyrannized by incoming settlers. In the second act the play inverts with the same actors playing the settlers. We know they are the same people. Now they drive the grinding machines that once were out to kill them.
This world is a firefight with explosions of laughter and outbreaks of kindness in the relentless progression of destruction and survival at any cost.
Everyone brings their own story to The Nature of Captivity with the feeling we are in the presence of the deepest of secrets." - Terry O'Reilly, Co-Artistic Director, Mabou Mines
The Nature of Captivity was first presented as a workshop production as part of Mabou Mines/SUITE Resident Artist Program at Performance Space 122 in New York City in March 2011. It was directed by Victor Malana Maog. Mentored by Ruth Maleczech and Terry O'Reilly, Mabou Mines Co-Artistic Directors