The 17th century text was brought to life by 26 actors from 20 countries
American International School of Bucharest, Romania – Leah Bramley and Danielle Pullar
LOVE ETC An evening of one act plays: The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet by Peter Bloedel, The 9 worst breakups of all time by Ian McWethy and Sixty second singles by Jon Jory
Cast: Each play can be as large or as small as you like. The 9 worst breakups of all time and Sixty second singles need a balance of males and females.
Duration of rehearsal: 6 weeks.
Process: We rehearsed the three plays separately and then they only came together on the night.
Most rewarding aspect: The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet was such a fun play and full of colour and physicality. The students loved dressing up and being completely over the top. The 9 worst breakups of all time was a quirky script where the high school students could create their own interpretation of characters and have fun with it. Sixty second singles allowed a large number of teachers and parents to be involved in very short scenes so they didn’t have to learn too many lines and we didn’t need much rehearsal time. For a number of people it was their first time on stage and it was a great first experience for them.
Why we chose it: Wanted to involve as many people as possible.