Elements
November 2020

‘Elements’ is a series of monologues that explore different reactions to the loss of a friend. The series grounds emotional responses in the physicality of different elements and combines poetic form with drama.

The collection is made up of four pieces titled: ‘Earth’, ‘Air’, ‘Water’ and ‘Fire’.

After a college party ends in tragedy, four teenagers recollect their memories of the night and the effect of the events on their own lives. Contemplating their actions and inactions, each monologue takes a snapshot of a person’s unique response to grief.

Earth
9th November 2020

EARTH is a grounding force but also draining,

it weighs you down with guilt’s gravity.

The narrator’s response is one of numbness.

Cast

Alex Levy

Alex Levy

Alex is a London based actor and writer, his professional credits include ‘52 Souls’ (2020) and ‘PVC’ (2020) with Chronic Insanity Theatre. Alex has had a number of roles with the Nottingham New Theatre, including ‘Edward II’ (2019) and ‘Human Animals’ (2019). Alex also wrote and directed ‘Ring Ring’ (2018) for the Inter-University Drama Festival.

Team

Tara Anegada

Playwright & Director

Zoe Smith

Producer

Alisha Toporski

Artist

Em Rule

Dramaturg

Air
16th November 2020

AIR is a chaotic force that sweeps reason aside,

it lifts you up with memory’s oblivion.

The narrator’s response is one of denial.

Cast

Jake Levy

Jake Levy

Jake is a Nottingham based actor whose professional credits include ‘PVC’ (2020) with Chronic Insanity Theatre and the short film ‘Exaction’ (2017) with Røde Reel. Jake has acted with The Nottingham New Theatre for a number of years, his credits include ‘Celebration’ (2020) and ‘Esse SA Essay’ (2018), as well as writing and directing the digital theatre piece ‘MONKEY’ (2020).

Team

Tara Anegada

Playwright & Director

Zoe Smith

Producer

Alisha Toporski

Artist

Em Rule

Dramaturg

Water
23rd November 2020

WATER is a vengeful force that lashes out,

it cleanses you with righteous focus.

The narrator’s response is one of rage.

Cast

Tobi Bambi

Tobi Bambi

Tobi is studying a BSc in Genetics at the University of Nottingham. With The Nottingham New Theatre Tobi acted in ‘Inhabitation’ (2019), Assistant Produced ‘Pink Mist’ (2020), and has worked as an assistant on technical teams.

Team

Tara Anegada

Playwright & Director

Zoe Smith

Producer

Alisha Toporski

Artist

Em Rule

Dramaturg

Fire
30th November 2020

FIRE is a loving force of acceptance,

it treasures mourning with heartbreak’s awe.

The narrator’s response is one of peace.

Cast

Lillian Race

Lillian Race

Lillian is an actor, choreographer and director based in Leeds and this is her first professional credit. Her credits with the Nottingham New Theatre include acting roles in ‘Still Alice’ (2019), ‘Stags and Hens’ (2019), ‘Why is John Lennon Wearing a Skirt?’ (2018), ‘DNA’ (2019) in collaboration with Lakeside Arts, and ‘The Devil You Know’ (2018) for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Additionally Lillian co-directed ‘Grant Meets Death’ (2018) and ‘Eve and Adam’ (2019) and has choreographed a number of projects, including ‘Edward II’ (2019).

Team

Tara Anegada

Playwright & Director

Zoe Smith

Producer

Alisha Toporski

Artist

Em Rule

Dramaturg