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Friday Night Love Poem
A teenage girl lies on her back looking straight at the camera, holding a pink cat notebook. She is white, has red hair and wears pink jeans, pink sweater and headphones. She lies on a fluffy pink pillow

From our obsession with early 00’s virginal pop stars, to mid 00’s dreamy emo boys, to baring it all on social media today…

 

Friday Night Love Poem is a funny, cringey and heartfelt throwback to the female teenage experience, from the early 00's to today. Three coming-of-age stories, one epic play about the journey to embracing female pleasure.

PRODUCTION

 

Written by Natalia Knowlton Vásquez

Presented by Crossline Theatre

Full-length play, 4-5 actors

Directed by Mariana Aristizábal

 

Cast:

Kate - Gina Ruysen

Paula - Vanessa Labrie

Sarah - Amanda Vilanova

Cecilia - Kara Chamberlain

Mia - Jordan Daley

Production Team: ​

Stage manager - Sam Campbell

Set & costume designer - Malena Arcucci

Sound designer - Laura Iredale

PRODUCTION HISTORY

Friday Night Love Poem first premiered in May 2019 at Drayton Arms Theatre (London), The Warren (Brighton Fringe) and Camden People's Theatre (London). The premiere production was directed by Sammy Glover and the original cast included: Kara Chamberlain, Vanessa Labrie, Cicely Long and Gina Ruysen. The latest version of Friday Night Love Poem streamed online for two weeks in August 2021 on Zoo TV (Zoo Venues, Edinburgh Fringe).

Natalia started writing Friday Night Love Poem as part of her Masters in Playwriting at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, under the mentorship of Clare Bayley and Ola Animashawun. A rehearsed reading of the script took place in May 2018 at Camden People's Theatre (London). It was directed by Sammy Glover and the cast included: Laura Asare, Kara Chamberlain, Mary Higgins and Allegra Marland.

 

REVIEWS

"An important piece of theatre on consent and the unspoken realities of women and sex." ★★★★ The Only Culture Vulture


“Refreshing, comedic and highly empathetic take on the female sexual experience.” ★★★★ Theatre T

“The characters feel authentic and not ciphers bereft of depth.”  ★★★★ Breaking the Fourth Wall

Photography by Ali Wright.

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