01 Prologue And Act 01 Spring V2. - Three Sisters – The End of the Project

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How to live? In the face of the unfolding chaos of climate change, how are we to live? Three Sisters: The End of the Project is an audio play from the future. Set in four acts between 2035 and 2038, the play explores how it is that we may live in the coming world of storms and restrictions. It imagines a future close enough to be real. Looking unflinchingly at what might change and what might not. It conveys the life of human hearts in a Britain that has been dramatically altered. The very act of trying to look ahead to discern possibilities and offer warnings is in itself an act of hope. - Octavia Butler Three Sisters: The End of the Project is co-created by James Marriott and Lena Šimić, and produced by Platform. This speculative theatre builds on Anton Chekhov’s classic play, taking us deep into questions of how might a transition unfold. It is an enthralling audio drama driven by a powerful cast of 11 professional actors. Previewing at The World Transformed 2022, it is available as podcasts on the festival FM podcast site and presented with a live panel discussion on Sunday 25th September 2.15pm – 3.30pm For a fuller immersive experience of the audio play, you are encouraged to listen to the four acts in a 24-hour period, echoing the way it was recorded at Kirkonnell House at the banks of the River Nith in South West Scotland. Act 1 at midday, Act 2 at around 8pm in the evening, Act 3 in the middle of the night, at 3am and finally Act 4 at midday again. Characters and Cast OLIVIA Gregory Cleary (38) Oldest sister, remote school teacher – from London Elyssa Livergant MIA Gregory Cullen (35) Middle sister, a pianist, in civil partnership with TED, in love with ALEX – from London Kim Allan ERIN Gregory Cleary (29) Youngest sister, gender queer, searching for a perfect job and love – from London Laura Lake Adebisi ANDREW Gregory Cleary (40) Brother of three sisters, works for Bioregional Council, married to CHLOE – from London Philip Ralph CHLOE Johnson (24) Young, vital woman and mother, married to ANDREW – from Dumfries Pauline Lockhart JOHN Roman (60) A doctor, longs for retirement, former lover of ANNA Gregory, three sisters’ Mama – from London Tayo Aluko NICK Beck (39) Zero Carbon Agency office worker, in love with ERIN – from Edinburgh Andrew Keay BAZ Vasil (35) Zero Carbon Agency field worker, in love with ERIN – from Aberdeen Santino Smith THEODORA ‘TED’ Cullen (40) Teacher/administrator for Remote Learning Institute, in civil partnership with MIA – international, lives in New Abbey Catriona James ALEX Peak (45) Head of the Zero Carbon Agency, in love with MIA – from London – together with Dr Sara Svensson, Senior Director, UN Environment Programme – they have two daughters. Martin Edwards ANTONIA Ruh (70) Oddkin to the family, a Spirit Mother – from London Fern Smith Supported by: Buzzards, Swallows, Song Thrushes, Robins, Wood Pigeons, Great Tits, Carrion Crows, Goldfinches, Blackbirds, Nuthatches, Garden Warbler and Pied Wagtails. Crew Barry Han – Sound Recordist Barney Iley – Production Manager James Marriott – Writer Lena Šimić – Director With thanks to: Dennis Smith, Old Clock Shop, Dumfries; Pat Counsell, Kirkconnell House, New Abbey; Jemma Dalton, Brambles Café, Dalbeattie; and Angela Darcy, Brennan Artists. Readers of the script at many stages including: Ben Lennon, Zoë Svendsen, Terry Macalister and Martin Edwards. Those who performed in an earlier Zoom production of the work: Leentje van de Cruys, Brodie Arthur, Crystal Quinney Barella, Alister Lownie, Ben Phillips, Katherina Radeva, Emmanuel Bajiiji and Carran Waterfield. And those who commented on it: Emily Underwood-Lee, Gary Anderson, Helen Simpson, Lauriem Mompelat, Lesley Ferris, Jane Trowell, Judith Mills and Wallace Heim

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