Posts Tagged ‘Róisín Doré’

Max Dix, Zero to Six – Telephone Call scene (near end of play)

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

Here’s the final video clip from my play “Max Dix, Zero to Six” first produced in 2008. This is the Telephone Call scene as the play nears its end.

See Video Here.

You can see a number of clips from the same play on my video channel: here.

Thanks for dropping by. – Vincent

Max Dix, zero to six: the Car Trip Scene

Friday, November 12th, 2010

This is the next to last Max Dix play excerpt that I’m posting. I wrote/directed this a couple of years ago; it won some awards. I’ve just signed a contract with an agency (NODA) to have Max Dix represented throughout the UK.

This scene is about a mom with her two sons driving and driving, leaving behind the bad memories and home after the father has left them. The kid Max has a nice monologue.


Here are some photos from the scene:

Here are the previous videos I have put online, with massive gaps, in the order that they appeared in the play:

Beginning of Play

The Soap Opera Scene

War in the Living Room

The Garden Scene

Monkey Brains Scene

Breathing Beckett

Friday, November 27th, 2009

Beckett for IGT Nov09This week in Brussels there’s a group of Samuel Beckett’s plays on, having been directed by my friend, Róisín Dore. Plays are ‘All that Fall’, ‘Breath’, ‘Play’ & ‘Catastrophe’. She asked me to contribute with her on “Breath”

For this very short play, I needed to seek out a baby crying and to record myself breathing. Very slowly in, then exhaling, very slowly. Meanwhile, on stage, in half-light, a static image of an artful mess. I love Beckett. I supplied three breathing samples and emailed them over to her, as well as baby cries. Róisín selected and mused. I then sound edited according to her direction. A few more emails & tightening. Lastly, she came over, sat next to me before my editing screen, and we honed.

Now it is onstage. The plays opened November 24, and I was there in the audience. The production and performances (and imagination and direction) were of an uncommonly high standard. I say uncommonly, because this is what is referred to as an Amateur Production. Expectations can often be middling for an satisfying aesthetic experience in such a setting, but in my long theater-going experience, there’s only good theater and bad theater. I have experienced amateur productions that rivaled professional productions. I have seen many disasters in both. This was moving, thoughtful, fun. After the lights came up, many in the audience began buzzing conversations in their seats, the most gratifying result a production could hope for. Engagement.

Happily, the run is sold out.

Róisín also acts, and here’s a monologue she performed for me, called Hold That Thought.