Intermediate

by Peter Griffith

 

Tracey has super-powers – she can fly through space at million times the speed of light, and she knows everything. But everywhere she goes – at school, in the job-centre, or in her first office-job – men are unable to take her seriously because she is a woman.
Even when she saves the world from terrorism or heroically defends the universe against the appalling Quark of Brolth, her main problems have to do with the sexist prejudices of her male opponents. And when she comes to look for a boyfriend, her difficulties seem insurmountable!

Supertrace is a lively comedy that uses fantasy and comic-book humour to make fun of sexist stereotyping. The accompanying Teachers’ Pack includes exercises and ideas for discussion about feminism and the role of women in different societies in the world today.

 

 

Photos of 'Supertrace'

 

 

Extract from the script 'Supertrace'

 
Tracey seems like an ordinary girl:
Sweet and fragile, pretty as a pearl.
But underneath this innocent face
Tracey is really SUPERTRACE!

She flies through space at the speed of light,
Conquering evil, and making wrongs right.
Villains and monsters shake with fear
When they learn that SUPERTRACE is here!

by Peter Griffith

 

Gillian wishes for a perfect family...but her parents separate and all hopes vanish. This new play examines family relationships, and ranges from despair to hope as Gillian's family struggle to pick up the pieces after her parents' divorce, and discover what is really important in a family.

 

 

Photos of 'The Breadknife'

 

 

Extract from the script 'The Breadknife'

a letter Dear Jane,
 
I don't know how to write this letter. You will have noticed by now that I haven't come home tonight. I'm not going to be coming home again. I've fallen in love with someone I met at work, and she and I are starting a new life together.
I know this will hurt you terribly, and I am very sorry. As you know, things haven't been so good between us recently, so perhaps it's for the best. I wish you and Gillian a happy life without me.
 
Yours...Roger.

by Peter Griffith

 

A small theatre group sets out to perform a spy thriller... But the two men in the company have reckoned without the feelings of their leading actress, who refuses to play the sexist roles written for her. How will they manage to complete the performance?

 

This lively and highly visual comedy examines sex-specific stereotypes in popular entertainment.


 

 

Photos of 'The Girl with the Golden Wig'

 

 

Extract from the script 'The Girl with the Golden Wig'

Dee: I'm quite happy to tell the story of Dick Bond and Silas Queeze. But if you want the story to be filled with ridiculous brainless women who fling themselves at Dick Bond all the time, then you will have to find someone else to play these parts.
Mel: Oh my god I give up. I can't work with this sort of attitude.
Ray: Wait a minute, Mel. Dee's just given me an idea. We must find someone else. Leave it to me. Right you lot, as you've seen, we've got a bit of a problem. One member of our cast is...indisposed. So we need to find someone else to take over the role. Someone who's a bit open-minded. Someone who doesn't mind a little bit of...er...well, you know what I mean. Is there anyone here who thinks she might...No-one?