I am wired, awake, my mind full, my eyes fuller. I google him because for some reason he’s never not a bit in my brain, he’s sort of what I think I would like to be, maybe, Mr. Martin. And he’s there.
John is a 27 year-old teacher ‘who probably wasn’t allowed to teach at an all girls’ school’ and Mark is his 16 year-old ‘Olympic porn watching’ pupil. A normal week in their normal lives – school, eat, TV, sleep, repeat. Except in an age of twisted technology and possible profiles, the life Mark really wants is only a click away. But what happens when that life already belongs to John?
In an age of ever-increasing advances in technology where methods of communication are dominated by the internet, WINK explores if we ever really know who we’re talking to online. How much can we find out using the internet, when do we know what’s real and what’s false and how important is human interaction? Fuelled by an electrifying mix of music and movement, WINK (directed by Jamie Jackson) looks at two lives veering dangerously close to collision, asking us what separates the man from the boy and how young males confront feelings of dissatisfaction and isolation.
WINK is the debut play by up-and-coming duo, writer Phoebe Eclair-Powell and director Jamie Jackson, and has been produced by Tara Finney, co-producer of the critically acclaimed Land Of Our Fathers and former Resident Assistant Producer at Theatre503. The production, inspired by cinematic conventions, will fuse language, movement and a compelling score, to create a distinctive, encompassing experience for audiences. WINK will summon the audience into characters’ world, creating theatre that is unexpected and emotionally captivating.
Phoebe and Jamie first conceived WINK through Old Vic New Voices Lab during the summer of 2013 and then further developed the piece at Theatre503 as part of 503Futures in February 2014 (supported by dramaturg Graeme Thompson).
WINK by Phoebe Eclair-Powell, directed by Jamie Jackson
Performance Dates Tuesday 10th March – Saturday 4th April 2015
Tuesday to Saturday, 7.45pm
Running time 80 minutes
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Writer Phoebe Eclair-Powell
Director Jamie Jackson
Designer Bethany Wells
Lighting Designer Aaron J. Dootson
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Thursday 5th February 2015