Deep Freeze & No Child
As a member of the Warts and All Performers Collective in 2016 – 2017 we were given the opportunity to audition for two new plays which won the theatre company’s ‘Scuff Night’. The Makers Collective comprise of a group of writers who submitted extracts of their scripts to be read out in a competition where the audience decides which two plays they would like to see fully produced.
The two scripts that were chosen were highly original stories. From my ten years of watching theatre on a regular basis, never have I come across themes that were intertwined within these plays.
Deep Freeze explores the ethics of being Cryogenically preserved. Base on the true story of a young girl with a terminal illness who went through the process to hopefully wake up one day in the future. Tig a young scientist at the laboratory looking after the young girl believes in a technologically advanced future but her own ethics come into play when her film maker boyfriend decides to tell this story behind her back.
No Child on the other hand explored the act of Paraphilic Infantalism – men acting like babies. The story follows a girl in financial crises looking for a way out. The business becomes a success but her family’s disapproval leaves her at a loose end as we start to unravel secrets of her own lost child.