vinceunlimited Stage Plays
A dusty, cold, dark area marked out only by a raised profile and some strange aluminium structures sits in front of a row of upturned seats. A stage. Lifeless. Pointless in fact. But then comes the troupe of willing workers, all ready to transform this innocuous area into an exciting space for the following actors to inhabit. Lines learnt, lighting designed, directors nervous and a growing crowd of onlookers all ready to be taken on a compelling, imaginary and facsinating journey.
But wait. Nothing is happening. The stage is blank. No technicians. Actors looking for work elsewhere and an audience still at home watching a repeat of a dreary home-makeover show. This is because nothing, repeat nothing, can start without a writer. And here is my small contribution to avoid this scenario.
Writing plays for the stage is a time consuming process. So far the selections here are just one full stage play, a start on another and the initial thinkings about a musical. Any development of each idea would need to be discussed at great length over a nice cup of tea. So, if you are a stage commissioner wondering where your next writer is then follow your heart and investigate the following.
Completed Stage Plays
Perpetually [Internal site link] [added Jul 2005] - The first full play that I have written, complete and unabridged. Mainly because I do not know how to bridge. This play was initially conceived after performing a J.B. Priestly 'time-play' and reading the author's other offerings. Whist Priestley covered some aspects of time he didn't do this one. At the time of writing it has never been staged and awaits it's world premier. If you know of a drama group that wishes to produce the play send me a message via the medium of email. Just once though, not perpetually.
The Will [Internal site link] [added Mar 2004] - A comedic stage play investigating just how far people will go for money
Ants [added Oct 2003] - A musical about a colony of ants
Ceremonial [Working title] [added Jan 2020] - A three part play in which a person recounts a life to their companion whilst travelling to various awards ceremonies. As the story unfolds a darker past emerges. Act one and the person is being chauffeured in the back of a limo to a glitzy occasion. Act two and the person is driving to a ceremony in a knackered car. Act three and the person has stopped at a roadside cafe, with motorcycle helmets
Author: Vince Poynter
Version m5.303 14 May 2020
First published: Version 1.02 Mar 2004
First published in this format: Version m5.059 19 Jan 2018
Ants articles added: Version m5.303 14 May 2020
The image depicts the author messing around on the stage on board the cruise liner Queen Elizabeth on 18 Jun 2012. It was added in Version m5.059 19 Jan 2018