Game Over is black-comedy about two men who both take their own lives on the same night, and have to compete via a series of game-show formats for the right to stay dead.
Steve and Max are at opposite ends of the social spectrum. But both felt they had good reason to end their lives. At the start of the play we see them arrive at "limbo", a dark place populated by lost souls (the audience) and "Death". Death explains that due to a clerical error, only one of them will be allowed to die - and that the other will have to go back to "their living hell on Earth".
In order to decide who dies, both characters are forced to play a series of game-show style rounds to see who has the more miserable existence, thereby showing themselves worthy of grim reaper's scythe. As the play unfolds, the game-show devices are used to uncover the truth about each character's back-story and also ask them to explore the reasons for their current predicament.
With GAME OVER, Skitzoid Productions aim to both entertain and get under the covers of why someone might consider taking their own life.
Alex is twenty seven years old and seems to have everything going for her. Her career is about to take off, she is getting married and best of all, she has finally learned to spell the word "Dyscopia".
However, her sleeping has become increasingly disrupted. This lack of sleep pushes her into a long term depression which becomes heightened by external events.
To cope, Alex retreats into a world of dreams, but as her mental health worsens the barrier between what is real and imaginary starts to break down in increasingly frightenning ways.
Dissociated is a unique look at how we process trauma, and why recovery can be such a long process.
This play is coming to the Etctheatre for two weeks from Tuesday 15th October. For more information and booking please click here.
Last Sales Conference Of The Apocalypse
BOLTRON, a company that manufactures nuclear weapons, is hosting their yearly sales conference.
As the staff and delegates settle down to watch an introductory video, an alarm goes off. Global events have triggered a nuclear war and the entire population is wiped out overnight.
Because the conference is held in BOLTRON's research bunker, the staff and delegates are the last survivors on Earth.
As they wait for the fallout to recede, the staff begin to break down and have psychotic episodes.
The Last Sales Conference Of The Apolocalpyse explores psychosis, and what we can potentially learn about ourselves from this condition.
This play is shceduled to go into production in 2020.