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November 24, 2014

PLAYREADING NIGHT

(new playwrights)          

The first play reading in a planned series at Stirling will be on Monday, 24 November from 7.30pm. 

(You will remember were are seeking to discover new writing talent)

The first play is by Richard Maker entitled A Garden for the Lepers.

It is set in the years following the Nuremberg trials and traces the detention of seven men - who were spared the death penalty - in Spandau gaol. The men were Rudolf Hess, Albert Speer, Baldar von Schirach, Karl Donitz, Erich Raeder, Konstantin von Neaurath and Walther Funk.

The play explores how various historical events impacted on the lives of the prisoners. Each man found ways to rationalise life in prison and the play explores the nature of incarceration and the conflicts that arise between men who guard and the men who are guarded.

While the character list is male-dominated (not surprising given the context of the play) Richard is quite happy for anyone - men or women - to read various parts.

I'd like to ask Stirling members who would like to "read" to contact me by email only -  ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) as I'll be away for a couple of weeks. Scripts will be emailed to those interested at the end of October, so you won't have to read "cold". You are not required to learn any lines (or print out the scripts), just absorb the atmosphere and context of the play and read accordingly. Treat it more like an audition (but without any pressure!)

There will also be a ten-minute "curtain-raiser", Ctrl-Alt-Delete by Phil Lord. Phil has appeared in several Stirling productions and this his first play. I'm delighted he has agreed to have it read.

I would urge you to support this venture to "unearth" new playwrights. If it goes well - and with your support it should - we will hold another reading evening in February, this time for one-act plays.

More details in the November newsletter.

Bob Charteris

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