My name is Santino Smith and my writing partner is Scott Mackie. Together, we have written a brand new comedy play called 'After(s)'.
We will be performing the play at the White Bear Theatre in London in the first week of February 2020, the 3rd to the 8th, and for two nights in a theatre venue in Glasgow the following week.
This is the second play we have written together. Our first play, 'The Unemployed Actors' Union', was a great success at the White Bear Theatre in February, 2018. We were sold out every night and received glowing reviews from friends, family and people within the arts industry.
We have been working on 'After(s)' for the past year, including holding two separate full cast read-throughs and receiving detailed notes from industry professionals. The result is a play that we are very proud of. We have matured as writers and performers and are more focused and driven on taking our brand of comedy to new heights.
The play focuses on two friends who are reunited after a long period apart. What ensues is a night of heavy drinking and debauchery, resulting in two very sore heads and one very confusing friendship. The following day brings chaos, a long-suffering girlfriend, a surprise party, a borderline-psychotic Dolly Parton impersonator and a seemingly lifeless body hidden in a cupboard under the stairs.
'After(s)' is a new comedy farce about growing up in today's world. And whether or not you should.
Scott and I are both determined, young artists and always strive to produce the very best versions of our work. We aim to put as much care and attention into creating the inaugural production of this play as we have put into the past year of creating the script. This time around, we want to raise enough money to help us do just that. As we learned last year, the costs of producing a play yourself really add up. With your help, we aim to raise enough money to cover: set, costume and props for the play; adequate space for our rehearsals; both theatre and stage crew costs; promotional material and advertising for the production; as well as paying the other members of the play's cast. We would greatly appreciate any contribution you can make to this.
Our vision for this play is for it to have a theatrical life after this run in February. We are writing to a large number of film, TV and theatre professionals to ensure they come along and see the play in February. We truly believe that, with the right guidance, we can create something spectacular.
Santino & Scott