Everyone in Brave Bold Drama writes for the theatre. Sometimes we write scripts and hand them over to other people to play with. Going to watch what other people have made of your ideas is like opening the best present ever. We also direct and perform our own writing. We like to present our work at new writing opportunities as often as possible. It keeps our spirit of experimenting alive and kicking.
Paintstripper Monologue: Frida
written and directed by Gill Simmons for Southbank Bristol Arts Trail (May 2015).
A monologue exploring the life of Frida Kahlo.
Performed by Isa Vargas at the Southbank Club.
Commissioned by Show of Strength theatre company for their event Trading Local Wells, Max is a monologue from disillusioned drama teacher and encourages discussion about the impact of marginalising creative subjects in schools.
Written by Gill Simmons
Directed by Sheila Hannon
Performed by Rachael Fagan
Do Not Disturb
written and directed by Gill Simmons
Commissioned by Bristol University for Bristol Bright Night (Oct 2015).
Street theatre inspired by a research project by Kelly Atkins at Bristol University. Her research is about the inner "circadian rhythms" of plants and how we can work in synchronicity with these rhythms in order to reduce the need for genetic modification in the future.
Performed by Bianca Bertalot, Ahmed Bakare, Naomi Curston, Katie McFaul,
Charlie Morgan and Josh Stevens.