‘There was a fork in her face. An actual fork. He dug a fork into her face. A fork stood on end in her cheek. A fork. He stabbed the meat of her face with a fork and for a moment it stood there, stood out. It reverberated. A fork’
SHED: EXPLODED VIEW is a play about domestic violence and the way violence permeates language itself. It asks questions about society’s repetition across generations and culpability – about what we choose to see and ignore. It’s about ripping the fabric of time to start again – it’s about burning this world to the ground so we can rebuild a better future for generations of women to come. It is about illness, grief and the way we love one another – and if that love can ever be devoid of violence in a society whose use of language is weighted against one half of the world. It asks – when is enough – when do we say stop?
Phoebe Eclair-Powell is a writer from South East London. Theatre credits include: WINK (Theatre 503), FURY (Soho Theatre) (runner up for the Verity Bargate Award 2015, winner of the Soho Young Writer’s Award), TORCH with Jess Edwards (Underbelly, New Diorama), EPIC LOVE AND POP SONGS (Pleasance Theatre) THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GREY (Watermill Theatre and school tour) THESE BRIDGES (National Theatre Connections Festival). For 2016-17 Phoebe was the resident playwright at Soho Theatre through the Channel 4 Playwright scheme. Prior to this Phoebe completed the Channel 4 Screenwriting course and the Soho Writers’ Lab for 2014/15. Phoebe was a previous member of the RCYW and the Royal Court invited group under Alice Birch. Phoebe has taught playwriting for Soho Theatre, Prime Time at the Royal Court Theatre and as part of Southwark Playhouse’s Future Voices programme. Phoebe recently completed the BBC Writersroom Drama programme with Sid Gentle Films. Phoebe writes for Channel 4 Continuing Drama Hollyoaks.
SHED: EXPLODED VIEW won the Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting 2019