Second Person Narrative (Platform Play)
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, an 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
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.
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 >>
Q&A Podcast: listen to a Q&A with Jemma Kennedy and Lucy Kerbel about Jemma's play Second Person Narrative, recorded in July 2020 as part of the NHB Playgroup series...
‘Off you go then and best of luck
It’s bound to be different this time though some of it might seem familiar
The big questions, we mean
The beginnings, middles, endings, et cetera
Still, not to worry, it’s all a work-in-progress’
11 Jun 2015Size: 198mm x 129mm
5 Jun 2015
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