SMASH! is a new play written by Rachel Mae Brady and directed by Joy Forsythe with an original percussion score by Emma King from STOMP. It is a funny, dark and unflinching exploration of female rage & Capitalism:
We are raising money to stage a full production of SMASH! in Oxford this summer. Alongside the show we are offering Women's Empowerment Workshops with our partner Ark T Centre, where participants can discuss themes from the show & learn performance techniques to build confidence for the workplace.
ABOUT THE SHOW: Aspiring actor Frankie moves to London to 'make it big.' By chance she meets captivating Viv, who has given up a promising dance career to work for a major financial advice firm. Money, wild office parties, drugs on tap; this job has its perks, but when dangerous boss Paddy pushes his female employees too far, can they save themselves? SMASH! is about rage, power dynamics & how to find yourself when everyone else is telling you who you should be.
Featuring live music, percussion & dance, SMASH! is an explosive new piece of theatre created in Oxford.
WHAT WILL WE USE THE MONEY FOR?: Money raised will be used to contribute to paying actors, creative team and purchasing costumes & set building materials.
ABOUT THE TEAM: Writer & Director
Rachel Mae Brady's first play Wolf Tamer won the Lion's Bursary award 2019, was a top three finalist for the Best New Play Award and Best Newcomer Award at Brighton Fringe 2019 and was shortlisted for the International Stephanie Lehr Playwriting Competition.
Joy Forsythe is an award winning director. Work includes Wolf Tamer (UK tour) and most recently Nellie Limelight and the Oysters of Time for Theatre Royal Brighton (***** London Theatres, ***** Brighton & Hove News)