60 Minutes After Feeling Sad, VAULT Festival

by guest critic Amy Toledano

60 Minutes After Feeling Sad asks the question, what do you do when you are feeling incredibly sad? 

Joz, who we watch in real time, spends the hour exploring the many ways in which a person can try to cheer themselves up.

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Shell and Davey at the Start and the End, VAULT Festival

 

by guest critic Amy Toledano

One of the more traditional plays at the festival this year, Shell and Davey at the Start and the End is a gentle narrative focusing on our long-term relationships, and the consequences, both positive and negative, of those relationships being turned upside down.

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A Girl in School Uniform (Walks into a Bar), New Diorama Theatre

by Laura Kressly

A girl in a school uniform, Steph, walks into a bar. It’s dark, and empty except for the bartender, Bell. Steph shows Bell a photo of her friend who’s missing and asks if she’s seen her.

This simple transaction, in a world plagued by blackouts in which women and girls disappear, is the start of a quest for a truth much bigger than one missing girl. As much as the standoffish bartender tries to dissuade her, the girl won’t take no for an answer.

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