An anarchic devised fringe show – playful and amiable… very much an original theatre show, (with) memorable exchanges and speeches… the writing reveals itself fully as a rather surprising, mordant and tender dissection of interdependency.”
(BBC Writersroom, Script Room 12)
“The dialogue is sharp, witty, and engaging. This is a very strong play written by a very strong writer.” (Papatango New Writing Prize, Longlist 2017)
Is having a baby the only way forward in a stale relationship? And who is going to carry this baby, when the relationship is between two women? Maybe two babies could be “a nice way of settling the argument.” The prospect of motherhood is not the only thing that is worrying Jay and Alex. And Andrea also has her doubts about this profoundly painful relationship her best friend Jay is in.
And then there’s the Prozac Dreams.
Mari-Ange Ramirez is ANDREA. Mari-Ange was born in Texas, raised in Trinidad and sprouted in Italy. After pursuing a degree in Fashion History and Styling, she trained for three years at the Stella Adler Studio in New York City. In 2008 she moved to Hollywood, where she gained some on-screen experience – she notably played Alexa in Steve McQueen’s ‘Shame’. She then moved to London to pursue an MA in Text and Performance at RADA. She recently wrote, directed and starred in her one-woman show ‘An Unspoken Word: Peace’ at RADA.
Eleonora Fusco is ALEX. Founder of The Lettuce Dream Theatre Company, Leo graduated from Birkbeck University in Creative Writing with specialisation in Playwriting and recently concluded an MA in Text and Performance with RADA. Recent theatre credits include Samara Gannon’s adaptation of Aeschylus’ ‘Agamemnon’ at The Bloomsbury Festival, ‘A Gradual Phasing Out’ by Tom Lodge at Theatre503 for RapidWriteResponse, and Laura Dorn’s adaptation of William Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’ at RADA.
Flora Dawson is JAY. Cumbrian actress based in London. Trained at LIPA and then with the rep company Fourth Monkey. Flora’s recent theatre credits include ‘He(arts)’ at N16- “Flora negotiates the role of the vulnerable Sam particularly well.” Natasha Tripney, The Stage. “A mighty creation: troubled but clever, loyal and loving.” IthankyouTheatre. Other theatre credits include ‘Jessica’ at the Arcola Women Redressed Festival, ‘The Frogs’ at Reading Fringe and Bread and Roses Theatre, and ‘Skeletons’ at The Pleasance Theatre.
Lee Anderson is PROZAC DREAM. Lee is a writer, performer and dramaturg. He is Writer-in-Residence with SQUINT and Co-Artistic Director of Performance Anxiety. As a writer, Lee’s work has been presented at the New Diorama Theatre, The Pleasance, Camden People’s Theatre, Tristan Bates, The Lion and Unicorn, Theatre N16 and Ovalhouse. His work has been longlisted for both the Papatango prize (2016) and Old Vic 12 (2015). He is currently training at RADA/Birkbeck for an MA in Text and Performance and, quite inexplicably, does not own a color headshot.
David Rowley is PROZAC DREAM on October 18th and 25th. From Birmingham, David trained in acting at South Birmingham College and Cumbria Institute of the Arts before moving to London. He has toured with Rainbow Theatre as a member of the cast in several productions in the United Kingdom. Theatre credits include Simon Smith’s adaptation of Bram Stoker’s ‘Dracula’. He has recently ventured into the medium of television and short films, with roles in The Crown and Murder Maps, amongst others. David will be performing on the 18th and 25th October only.
Writer Eleonora Fusco, founder of The Lettuce Dream Theatre Company,
makes her directorial debut at The Hen and Chickens Theatre this October 2017
with this new comedy, which has much to say about relationships, pregnancy and mental health.
Tickets available here.
“I loved the script. It’s funny, cool and serious.” Nicola Campbell, Best Lead Actor nominee at Berlin International Film Festival
“Eleonora catches her understanding of people and gets it down on paper with style, wit and grace.’’ Ella Gamble, founder of the theatre company all good artists are dead
“Absolutely beautiful, exquisite. An engrossing read. ‘Were we having an argument? I thought we were having a baby’ is such a great quote.” Sofie Redland, playwright of HER BODY IS A MINEFIELD