How has actor awareness helped you ?
Actor Awareness gave me the chance to showcase the short version of my play in front of an audience and get feedback. And now they’ve given me the chance to showcase a whole hour of work, in front of public, industry and reviewers; a really invaluable opportunity.
What do you hope to get from the festival?
Feedback, first and foremost. And to see how the material plays out in front of an audience – what works and what doesn’t. And the chance to network, see other people’s work and make contacts.
In three words tell us your writing style ?
Punchy, funny, dynamic.
In one sentence sell us your play ?
A dystopian drama about a post-Brexit British Muslim ban.
About the Writer & Director…. Colleen Pendergast
Colleen Prendergast trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. As an actor, her credits include The Mortal Ash (Bush Theatre) and The Comedy of Errors (Nuffield Southampton). As director her credits include After Penelope (White Bear/Rome International Fringe Festival) and The True History of the Tragic Life and Triumphant Death of Julia Pastrana (Hope Mill Theatre).
2022 is her first full length play.
Gower – Richard Innocent
Richard Innocent trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. Recent theatre credits include 2022 (Brockley Jack, Old Red Lion Theatre) and The True History of the Tragic Life and Triumphant Death of Julia Pastrana, The Ugliest Woman in the World (Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester). Richard is a graduate of the University of Leeds, and has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe for Fourth Monkey Theatre Company and Aireborne Theatre.
Colquhoun – Jayne Edwards
Selwa Dewan – Lauren Santana