My name was Hunger (dramady)
Eileen’s an older actress who discovers she has early onset dementia. Terrified by the prospect of losing her memories and identity she returns home to Essex from L.A determined to take her own life by throwing death party, complete with camera crew who document her suicide live to a paying online audience. But she doesn’t account for her only surviving relative – a middle aged learning disabled woman arguing the case for a life well lived to the end. My name was Hunger explores ableism, ageism, and arguments over allotments.
Jean Rogers – Actress. Equity Councillor and former President. Member Equity Women’s Committee, TUC Women’s Committee, FIA Gender Equality Steering Group) on playing Eileen in My Name Was Hunger.
“I met Alex when I had the good fortune to work with her on the development of an original theatre play, my name was Hunger. I was excited by her writing. Her dialogue was lyrical, almost poetic, yet totally real. For nearly ten years I had played Dolly Skilbeck in Yorkshire Television’s Emmerdale, speaking dialogue from over a dozen television scriptwriters in that time. You can tell the difference between what is real and works and what is difficult to speak in a convincing manner. I consider Alex to be a gifted writer. She is dedicated, hardworking with a professional attitude” www.jeanrogers.net
Produced by: The Salon:collective
Staged at: The Park Theatre’s Script Accelerator event