TRAILER/trash: rehearsed reading with writer Q&A
Friday, 15 May 2015 from 19:00 to 22:30 (BST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Frankie and Shyanne live their lives as if they're the stars of their very own movie. They just don't know it.
It's a buddy movie without the popcorn, a road trip without a car.
Playing against type and exploring the American Dream, sexual exploitation and gender identity, TRAILER/trash is a fierce comedy that embraces the young and feisty Frankie, a waitress in a backwater diner who hates her job and her body and longs to be a man, and an ageing African-American stripper, Shyanne, who dreams of becoming a star in Las Vegas but who has lived too long with a lifetime of regrets.
Mike Elliston says: "I call this 'trash theatre'; Frankie and Shyanne's reality is lived in a theatrical version of a movie set in Texas. Despite the seemingly empty lives played out in fragments before their imaginary audience, Frankie and Shyanne remain rich and colourful in their dreams since these represent the hope of better things to come. It's the American Dream, after all." And who would argue with that?
Are you ready to ride?
When & Where
the salon:collective - Meisner | Shakespeare | Physical Theatre | Voice
the salon:collective is a community of multi-disciplinary artists based in London. We train actors, and specialise in the Meisner Technique, Shakespeare, Physical Theatre and Voice Work. We also develop writers and deliver corporate communications training. We create and collaborate on events and productions while offering a supportive, energising climate for artists making their own work.