Mary had a son, now her son is dead. That is all. Jenn is hosting a dinner party, a chance to catch up. No pressure. Nothing big. Just old friends.
Darkly funny, and achingly tender, Staying Alive is about the loss of a child; about how in the wake of interminable loss, we find ways to connect and survive.
Kat Roberts studied Drama and Creative Writing at Royal Holloway University of London, before leaving to train as an actor at the Poor School. At the beginning of 2014, Kat changed her focus from acting back to writing, and applied for Blackshaw’s Showcase Award with her short play, Take Me. As winner of the Showcase Award, Kat has spent the remainder of the year developing the piece with Blackshaw Theatre Company. The full-length play, now titled Staying Alive, is her first in production. Kat is also in the final year of an English Literature degree with The Open University and is a volunteer counsellor for Childline London.