Not Exactly Billington has set themselves a challenge to read a new (to them) playtext every week. In August, their #ReadaPlayaWeek titles included John Osborne’s Luther, Christopher Shinn’s Dying City, Abi Zakarian’s This is Not an Exit, E.V. Crowe’s I Can Hear You, and Alice Birch’s Revolt. She said. Revolt again.
Written by Abi Zakarian and directed by Hannah Hauer-King, Fabric looks at one woman’s experience of sexual assault.
Abi Zakarian’s Fabric at the Soho Theatre is a little play with ferocity, venom and fight. Though the story it tells is horrendous, it also fights back.
I can appreciate the effort made by the company in I Have a Mouth & I Will Scream to address the fundamental difficulty of being a contemporary feminist, but I am left a little wanting.
The publicity for Abi Zakarian’s I Have A Mouth and I Will Scream at The Vaults puts it better than I ever could – it’s “a play-performance-art-protest-thing”.
PLAY – The Subterranean Season takes in plays 23-26 in their ever-growing programme of short plays, devised in just two weeks by a collaboration of writers, directors and actors up for the challenge of creating something sparklingly, spankingly, brand new and fresh.