written/created by RKS
Love, Not LikE
formerly called 'Treatment''
Graham, an adulterous homophobic military Chaplain, hasn't spoken to his gay son for 20 years, but when Graham has a massive stroke, Ryan & his partner, Owen, agree to care for him, and in the process, father and son discover what happens when you allow yourself to care for someone you think you hate. 4 men, 3 women.
An award winning new play written & directed
by Raymond-Kym Suttle
"Yes. No. Maybe." had it's highly acclaimed
WORLD PREMIERE at the
Hollywood Fringe Festival June 2019
It won an Encore Award
In 1993 the film 'Indecent Proposal' was released. A
very wealthy older man offers to pay a young married
couple a million dollars to sleep with the wife. They
decide that she'll do it & it adversely affects their
marriage, plus it becomes clear that the millionaire
wants more than one night with her.
In this updated scenario, set in 2019, the older man isn't
quite as old; he wants to sleep with the husband, not the
wife, and this time, his offer is really only hypothetical;
the younger man's wife is all for him giving the older man
what he wants as it's going to get her movie made, and
the young man will get himself cast in the leading role.
The play raises many questions, such as, why do we want to be successful, and does it matter how we come
by that success? Another question raised in the play is: what would YOU do for a million dollars? Or less?
Would you be happy to get the job you always wanted if all it took was sex with someone you don't really find attractive? Haven't many of us slept with someone we didn't really find attractive, regretted it, but got over it, even though we got nothing out of that transaction?
In the context of the #metoo movement, and rising levels of bigotry plus the push back from people hitherto labelled 'deviant/perverse', I'm looking at what would happen if the couple in question wasn't conflicted by the 'morality of monogamy' but rather the question is more about the morality of HOW we earn our money? Why are most parents proud of their kids for joining the army and don't really consider the fact that their child might actually have been paid to kill someone in combat, but would be mortified by that same child earning the same amount of money for having sex? Does it really mater how you got the job so long as once you've got it you do it well?
THE CAST of the world premiere production Hollywood, 2019
Kelly Rook Daly
Dee Dee Stephens
Monologues for Stereotypes. Set in the present, in a retro-dating agency, created to combat the disillusionment of the instant 'swipe right/left' culture of modern dating apps. The MonoStereo Dating agency ("why live your life in Mono, when you could love it in Stereo?" is one of the agency's advertising campaigns) is run by charming Irishman, Kieran Connelly, MonoStereo is a combination of farce and pathos - a comedy about loneliness that exposes the lies we tell each other and ourselves about our self-worth. Each stereotype has an unexpected twist that makes them NOT a stereotype after all. 6 men, 6 women.
A satirical musical revue with 2 men, 2 women and a pianist. Satirical commentary on the ways on which humans screw themselves up, screw the planet up, screw others up. Lyrics can be updated to reflect current issues, though, annoyingly, a lot of the material that was originally written in 1991 is STILL relevant!
Photos from shows directed by RKS
A dramatic adaptation of the magical and inspiring book by Paolo Coehlo for a production combining drama, dance, song, puppetry and physical theatre. Cast size can vary but requires a minimum of 6 actors, best with 10-12