Staged reading at the Theatre Royal Haymarket
2:30pm, Friday 6th December 2013
One hot July night in 1905. In an upstairs clubroom in the red-light district of a Missouri railroad town, William Wallace has to pay the price for getting a white pimp's prize girl pregnant. Except five hundred dollars is a lot of money for a cathouse pianist to find, especially if he wants to save his dignity as well as his life.
The Creative Team
Writer Cathy Thomas graduated from the Central School of Speech and Drama with an MA Distinction in Writing for Stage and Broadcast Media in 2009. Her work has been performed at Richmix, Hackney Attic, Climate Camp, Embassy Theatre and the Burton Taylor Studio. She is currently on both the Lyric and Royal Court Writers' Programmes.
Director Titas Halder is currently Associate Director at the Tricycle Theatre. Previously Resident Assistant Director Donmar Warehouse, Creative Associate Bush Theatre, Literary Associate Finborough Theatre. Direction includes: A Boy and His Soul by Colman Domingo (Tricycle), The Dance of Death by August Strindberg/Conor McPherson (Donmar Trafalgar), The Goat At Midnight by Anne Carson (66 Books, Bush Theatre), Painting a Wall By David Lan (Finborough).
Francesca Moody is a freelance theatre producer. She is the Producer for DryWrite and Undeb Theatre and Associate Producer at SEArED Productions and Look Left Look Right. Recent credits include: Fleabag – FRINGE FIRST (DryWrite/Soho Theatre Underbelly), Gardening: For the Unfulfilled and Alienated – FRINGE FIRST (Undeb/Pleasance), Where The White Stops (Antler/Underbelly), Chamber of Curiosities (Latitude), Mydidae by Jack Thorne (DryWrite/Soho Theatre/Trafalgar Studios), JOE/BOY (We Were Here/The Last Refuge), You Once Said Yes (Look Left Look Right/The Roundhouse/LIFT Festival, Lowry), NOLA (Look Left Look Right/Underbelly/Escalator East to Edinburgh), Not Another Musical (Look Left Look Right/Latitude), The Welsh Atlantis (Undeb/Latitude), Brimstone and Treacle (Arcola Theatre), and The Ducks (Pleasance Theatre).
Pitch Your Play is generously supported by the Noël Coward Foundation