Our Walk Through The World

by  Ross Howard

Collection / Anthology, Dark Comedy

Our Walk Through The World is a collection of six short plays examining the absurdities, tragedies and small triumphs of modern life.

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Our Walk Through The World

by  Ross Howard

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  • Duration

    Duration

    105 Minutes
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival
  • Suggested Use

    Suggested Use

    • Monologues
    • Competition or audition material
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

In Tilly (An Introduction), a young woman films herself auditioning to become a surrogate mother. Colour-coded jelly beans prove the saving of one man’s career in Rules of Assortment, and a football manager introduces his latest acquisition to an assembled press in Our Prospects For The Coming Season.

A son is reunited with his biological mother in Relinquish, while in The Viewing an estate agent shows a couple around their dream home to a soundscape of gunfire and screaming. Finally, in Frisky & The Panda Man, a conservationist struggles to rationalise his feelings for the last female panda on earth.

Dark, irreverent and very funny, Our Walk Through The World was first performed at the Old Red Lion Theatre, London in October 2013. With flexible casting and staging requirements, the plays may be performed individually or together.

 

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Reviews

"An entertaining and fast-paced night of quirky comedy sprinkled with poignant emotional observations . . . a playwright who clearly has a unique and promising ability to combine humour and drama. The push and pull created by Howard's habit of addressing everyday human issues and emotions within peculiar and uncanny situations makes for a night of pleasing theatre." - One Stop Arts

"The six short plays were excellent throughout, all added up all in all to a very funny often challenging and not always easy to watch night at the theatre . . . a roller coaster of emotions. Big hearty laughs throughout then touching tender moments slapped us in the chops . . . an epic evening indeed." - Remotegoat

"‘The World of Ross Howard may not be that of yours and mine – it is anarchic, irreverent and often very funny. A challenge waiting to be picked up." - Prompt Magazine

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $90 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Duration: 105 Minutes
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
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Cast Attributes

  • Expandable casting
  • Flexible casting
  • Room for Extras

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Authors

Ross Howard

Ross Howard's work has been seen in London (Theatre 503, Old Vic Tunnels, Upstairs at the Gatehouse, Riverside Studios, Menier Gallery, Old Red Lion, Park Theatre, Finborough Theatre, Canal Cafe Theatre, Southwark Playhouse), Cork (Cork Arts Centre), Las Vegas (Onyx Theatre, Las Vegas Little Theatre, Nevada Conservator ...

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