Nothing is much more than a series of monologues. It is about - among other things - cupcakes, action films, crap television, shitting, sex, buses and stalking. It is about alienation and being young.
Initially written as eight monologues by Lulu Raczka (winner of the Sunday Times Young Playwriting Award), Nothing asks questions about the nature of theatre itself as performers improvise a new cut with every performance, each starting the show without knowing which particular monologue they will be performing on that occasion. Nothing is thus a game for both performer and audience, but it is also a serious interrogation of the structures within which we live.
Lulu Raczka is an award-winning young playwright and Company Director of Barrel Organ Theatre, who she worked with on her play NOTHING. In the past she has been a contributor to Exeunt Theatre Magazine. Lulu is currently under commission to the Gate Theatre, and working on a second project with Barrel Organ.