Confessions of a Teenage Poltergeist by Rose Ruane

Masterclass in association with OffWestEnd.com present a reading of Confessions of a Teenage Poltergeist by Rose Ruane, winner of the 2015 OffWestEnd.com Adopt a Playwright Award. The Adopt a Playwright Award was launched by Sofie Mason and Diana Jervis -Read in 2008 to support playwrights, who have had at least one play staged, to find the time, space and financial backing to hone their craft and write another.

About the Playwright

Rose Ruane graduated from the sculpture department of Glasgow School of Art in 2007 and has performed and exhibited her work widely at home and abroad, including the performance work for four actors “Even a Failing Candle Still Casts a Shadow” at the Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow.

Her visual art was always filled with theatrical and performative qualities and in 2014 she graduated from the MLitt in Creative Writing at Glasgow University and was part of the Creative Scotland funded interdisciplinary arts project Team Effort! She has since combined the textual and the visual into an emerging practice of playwriting with the collaborative performance “Cult of the Worst” at Tramway Glasgow.


About the Play

Alana was a teenage poltergeist: bored, lonely and imaginative, she perpetuated a hoax incidence of poltergeist activites in the 1980s which people still believe to this day. Now documentary maker Joe is making a film about the Rainbow Hill poltergiest incident and Alana is ready to reveal the truth on camera.

Sue is a self-styled physical investigator, she has built a life round lecturing on the Rainbow Hill poltergeist. Her hunger to be involved in Joe's documentary as an expert on the story sets her on a collision course with Alanda whose desire to come clean threatens to obliterate everything Sue believes in.