#Haters & On The Line: Two Plays (Paperback)
Two plays for the 21st century written in response to real events.
Gritty, gripping and witty, #Haters and On The Line deal with topical issues of cultural identity and barriers to social mobility, exposing the challenges faced by young people growing up in the current tough political environment.
Great texts for audition monologues and drama groups 16+.
Written by Emilia Teglia as part of Odd Eyes’ Creative Debate programme.
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On The Line (eBook or Paperback)
When Camden teenagers Tia and Kai find themselves living it up in their rich schoolmate’s mansion, they think their day can’t get any better… Until a priceless fishing fly mysteriously vanishes, leading to home truths being revealed and friendships stretched to breaking point.
On The Line deals with topical issues of cultural identity and barriers to social mobility, exposing the challenges faced by young people growing up in the current tough political environment.
Emilia Teglia has developed the play from an original idea by Cheyanne Thomson and Emily Johnston, both 17 at the time of writing, as part of Odd Eyes’ Creative Debate programme.
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A day in the life of two unlikely neighbours and a bromance cut in the bud by a tweet and a stab.
A spoken word play for two actors and a chorus of internet voices fictionalises real events around the gentrification of Hackney, East London.
A great text for audition monologues and drama groups.
Written following the aftermath of a stabbing incident in Hackney.
#Haters was also adapted for screen as part of Odd Eyes’ Creative Debate programme.
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Respect to the author of these two excellent plays and to all those involved in the creative process Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 17 December 2022
This is (almost) a first for me. I do not usually read plays, as I prefer to go and see them performed on stage. But it worked! I quickly got drawn into the plot and felt the same as when I’m sitting in the dark, breathing in the magic of the theatre.
The characters are realistic and credible, the dialogues flow naturally, full of humour, despite the tragic events inspiring both plays. Above all, the narrative focuses on issues that are topical, pressing and deeply relevant to our times.
But what impressed me most is the methodology applied by Odd Eyes Theatre – the collaborative philosophy behind it, and the creative communication between people coming from different backgrounds.
This is responsible theatre practice that denounces inequality and opens a debate among the public.
All my respect to the author and to all those involved in the creative process!
More plays, please!