June 2, 2012

The Suicidal Airplane by Ben Anderson is the most recent play from The Play Press.

We think this is the first Kiwi ‘graphic play’ to be published.  

So this beautiful, whimsical and profound tale has an unusual format but the challenge is the same as for any other play – interpretation of the script (here, drawings, which include much great text, nevertheless) via some sort of devising and simple props-making process, into a performance for the stage – in much the same way that Red Leap dramatised The Arrival.

It could work as well for a professional ensemble as it would for a collective of young student devisers looking for an unusual challenge.

For more details see www.playpress.co.nz

Copies from stuff@playpress.co.nz , Playmarket, or Unity Bookshops. 

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