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At The Door Laughing
Scene 1: Monday

2020

staged reading of scene 1 from a full length play by karla ptáček (6 mins).

Two elderly people are connected by Zoom windows in adjacent rooms in a house.  The man, Victor, experiences slippage of words, of faces, of memories.. At The Door Laughing is an episodic performance text that asks how do we take care of each other when we cannot physically be present with one another? 

COMING SOON
 
At The Door Laughing
Scene 2: Wednesday
2020
staged reading of scene from a full length play by karla ptáček.
Pamela returns home from grocery shopping to discover that Victor has a surprise in store for her.
 
 
Headcount
2020
staged reading of a 13 minute duologue by karla ptáćek

Body as home
Body as site of intrusion and invasion
Body disfigured and renewed
Body of trouble, secrets and desires 
Body for celebration.

Helen and Caitlin, old friends, get a

little drunk together on Zoom, the

night before Helen goes into surgery.

 
COMING SOON 
 
Careful
duologue by karla ptáček, selected for the Take Ten New Writing Festival, Chesil Theatre, 2021, Careful centres on sisters, Marion and Rose, struggling to assert their preferred version of their family history, The death of a brother releases a torrent of suppressed memories, dark humour and secrets. Is it ever too late to find kindness in kinship? 
 
Ornamental, 2020
staged phone reading of a 7-minute monologue by karla ptáček.

Jennifer, a Benedictine nun is nonplussed to have been chosen as executor to Ruth's estate, a woman she hasn't seen in twenty years. Amongst Ruth's possessions is found a startling private collection of china ornaments.

 
COMING SOON
 
Mothering

2020

a staged zoom reading of an 8 minute monologue by karla ptáček

Collage stills and a text based on informal discussions I had with women in the Middle East, 2017-18  Mothering wonders what it is that we learn from our mothers.

 

About

karla ptáček

performer

writer

director

cyberfeminist

Across live and recorded performance, online and offline, my interest lies in issues of power and representation. I am endlessly curious about the ways people narrate their lives.  

CONTACT

k@artificialstage.com
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