Second Person Narrative (Platform Play)

By Jemma Kennedy

Second Person Narrative (Platform Play)
 
Paperback, 88 pages Online Price:
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ISBN: 9781848425019
Format: 198mm x 129mm
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Published: 11th June 2015
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Category: All-female cast, Drama, English, Family, Full length plays, Good role(s) for female performers, Good role(s) for younger performers, Modern drama (post-1945), Plays for young people (12-18 years), Women

Series: NHB Modern Plays, Platform Plays

Cast Notes: 7f or mixed cast, doubling (very large cast possible)

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Buying from an educational institution or youth group? You can get the scripts for Platform plays at a special discount price – head to the Platform website for more information.

You're born a girl. You grow up. You grow old. You die. But who is in control of your life story? Can you actually choose your destiny? And how do you forge your own identity along the way?

Second Person Narrative by Jemma Kennedy is part of Platform, a new initiative from Tonic Theatre in partnership with Nick Hern Books.

Aimed at addressing gender imbalance and inequality in theatre, Platform comprises big-cast plays with predominantly or all-female casts, written specifically for performance by school, college and youth-theatre groups.

‘Drama is an important tool for building confidence and empowering young people. Platform will give girls opportunity to access these benefits as much as their male counterparts.’ - Moira Buffini

Blog Post: Tonic Theatre's Lucy Kerbel explains why she launched Platform, and what you can do to get involved. 'When looking at contemporary new writing for young actors to perform, one could be mistaken for thinking that youth drama was a predominantly male pursuit, rather than the other way round.' Read more >>

Jemma Kennedy’s plays include The Gift, part of the Hoard Festival for the New Vic Theatre, The Summer Book and The Prince and the Pauper for the Unicorn Theatre, The Grand Irrationality for the Lost Theatre Studio (Los Angeles) and Don’t Feed the Animals for National Theatre Connections 2013.

Jemma was Pearson Playwright at the National Theatre in 2010 and part of the inaugural Soho 6 writing scheme with Soho Theatre Company in 2012.

Her novel Skywalking was published by Penguin/Viking in 2002.

Jemma has acted as a writing mentor and judge for the National Theatre’s New Views playwriting course and competition for young writers, and teaches playwriting at the National Theatre’s Clore Learning Centre. She has also mentored writers for the Koestler Trust.

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