Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again.

by  Alice Birch

Full Length Play, Satire/Political Satire

"Revolt unfolds in a series of fragments that recall the form-bending virtuosity of Caryl Churchill [...] Ms. Birch’s work finds the theatrical exhilaration in civil disobedience." - The New York Times

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Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again.

by  Alice Birch

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  • Duration

    Duration

    75 Minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Experimental
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

A wildly experimental and inventive new play that does not behave. Playwright Alice Birch has put together a grouping of vignettes that ask how to revolutionize language, relationships, work, and life in general while bursting at the seams of conformity. 
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Reviews

REVIEWS 

"Revolt unfolds in a series of fragments that recall the form-bending virtuosity of Caryl Churchill [...] Ms. Birch’s work finds the theatrical exhilaration in civil disobedience." - The New York Times, Read More

"A puckish, yet deadly serious meditation on how language molds our experience of sex and gender, a scalding cascade of interconnected vignettes exploring words and their limits.” - Slate, Read More

"Alice Birch provides a bracing reminder that our language, customs, and basic ideas about work and life are all encoded with the legacy of brutality." - The Village Voice, Read More 

"Brevity is power [...] Birch leaves you emotionally winded yet still engaged." - Time Out New York, Read More 


Considerations

Performing Groups

  • Professional Theatre
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • Caution Intense Adult Intense Adult Themes
  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Not Applicable
  • Duration: 75 Minutes
  • Additional Features: No intermission
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Cast Attributes

  • Non-Traditional casting
  • Flexible casting
  • Multicultural casting

Casting Notes

Ideally, the play should be performed by a cast of six.

There should be at least one female character (that should probably be played by a female actor) in every scene.

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Authors

Alice Birch

Alice Birch

Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. premiered at the Royal Shakespeare Company as a part of the Midsummer Mischief Festival in June 2014 under the direction of Erica Whyman.

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