There are theatre-makers the eternal complaint about the fact that too few, or better: to bit of good new pieces on the market. Maybe that will change, if you have seen some of Ella Road. The young Ex-actress started two years ago, to write pieces because they got hardly any roles, and because she hated it, talked down to and to be asked again and again: Where have I seen you lately? "I thought then often frustrated: If I had you impressed, you'd have remembered you and wondered."
she began to write also, because women are underrepresented in this tough business. It was only recently that 200 authors have signed a letter of protest to the National Theatre, because on the game plan in the coming season, not a single piece of a woman. Meanwhile, the new Star of the London scene, writing to multiple texts at the same time, and edited her first work for television.
This first work, "The Phlebotomist", has Road presented at the age of 27; he is still to be seen for a short time at the Hampstead Theatre in London and was immediately nominated for the Olivier Awards. A Phlebotomist is someone who decreases the blood; in Roads, Anti-utopia, it is logical to have blood tests, the predictability of disease and a society that raises, gradually and voluntarily, to a Grid, the people in the healthy and the potentially Sick and therefore in reproduction is legitimate and Useful or Hated, and Useless.
"Ratism" called the author of the phenomenon, the relationships, Jobs, families dominated: you Get me a child, even though my Rating is bad because I get a with a high likelihood in old age Parkinson's disease? You to marry me, if I know already, that at me soon autoimmune disease to occur? Who will give me a Job if I have a slope to depression? And who will give me a Job, if I deny?
the author of Ella Road. Photo: PD
Road tells the Drama as a love story: Bea, Phlebotomistin, falls in love with Aaron, the son of a good house, both have good Ratings. Bea is faking the blood test for your friend, Char, who wants to hide the fact your employer is a muscle weakness and begins to make it a part-time job Where everyday life and the future, to define good and bad genes, you can play with wrong diagnoses God and earn a lot of money.
Bea is finally pregnant –a risk in a world in which there is no "abortion after birth" if the child has the desired properties; a risk in your relationship. Because Aaron does not tell us that he actually has a Rating of 2.2. Bottom drawer, not to explain, schizophrenic father, according to blood test Aaron even threatens to one day become a schizophrenic.
Ella Road is a small masterpiece; touching and visionary. "It is in our nature to screen people according to their intelligence, their health, their appearance," she says. "Where Chinese researchers babies, cloning, prenatal DNA testing is a daily and it won't be long now until you choose the genes of his children, "The Phlebotomist" this is not Science Fiction anymore."
Created: 19.04.2019, 22:16 PM