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2021
 
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Careful
Careful, the 2nd of the 7 plays written in this vulnerability series, was selected for the Take Ten New Writing Festival,
Chesil Theatre, Winchester,  to be staged for 4 performances in October 2021. 













Staged readings
So many stage readings occurred online
during lockdown. I couldn't resist the
opportunity  to take up that great pirate,
Walter Raleigh, in a costumed reading of
Sheridan's 1779 restoration farce, T
he Critic
with Sedos.here                





             
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2020

 


At The Door Laughing
3 plays were specifically prompted by writer Rebecca Solnit's query "..how do we care for one another when we can't be physically present with each other." At The Door Laughing is composed of 3 short plays was conceived, one of which appears below. 
 
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Ornamental

This is the only text in 7 Vulnerability playtexts in monologue form.  Ornamental was selected for the Bankside "Great Get Together', an annual celebration of the late MP, Jo Cox.

 

Mothering

My background is in non linear, experimental and alternative performance, so it was a surprise to find myself writing linear narratives in a normative realistic format.  Mothering is based on conversations with women when I lived in the Middle East, 2017-2019. It was performed at the British Embassy, Riyadh, KSA.  A video version of this text is due 2021. Mothering was also selected for broadcast as part of the Bankside Great Get Together in June 21, 2020, an online/ o-air street party for the Jo Cox Foundation Campaign. 

About

 

Karla Ptáček

performer

writer

director

cyberfeminist

collaborator

Across live and recorded performance, online and offline, my interest lies in issues of gender power and representation. As counter balance, I keen towards what makes me laugh.  

 

CONTACT

k@artificialstage.com
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