By JEN SILVERMAN
Mountview Studios (2019)
"My PUSSY is not gonna do the acting, I am gonna do the acting. In THE THEA-TAH. People are gonna come and stare at my feelings, and those feelings will be Art."
Betty is rich; Betty is lonely; Betty’s busy working on her truck; Betty wants to talk about love, but Betty needs to hit something. Meanwhile, Betty decides to stage a production of that play-within-a-play from…what’s it called again? Summer’s Midnight Dream? In Collective Rage, the lives of five very different New York women named Betty collide at the intersection of anger, sex and “theat-ah.” As they meet, fall in love, rehearse, revel and rage, they realise that they’ve been stuck reading the same scripts for far too long.
This production was directed in the format of an improv show, in which the scene titles were announced by a male voice to highlight the social scripts forced upon women. It was performed in March 2019 in Mountview Studios.
Betty 1 - Steph Noblet
Betty 2 - Millie Thorne
Betty 3 - Mariana Gonzalez Garcia
Betty 4 - Lauren Tetteh
Betty 5 - Gussy Hydleman
God Mic - Jonathon Connelly
Directed by Jasper Frost