Becoming The Invisible WomanBy Sarah Wanendeya
A woman “awakens” to find herself middle aged, stuck in a rut and confused. A burgeoning sense of invisibility leads her to question her place and relevance in this youth-centric society. A chorus of middle aged women serve as both provocateurs and guides as they prompt her to re-assess her youth in order to explore her future.
After years of involvement in community and fringe theatre, Sarah finally plucked up the courage to apply for drama school in 2017 at the age of 47! This play is an autobiographical piece which examines her experience of motherhood, ageing and the lure of paths not taken.
Theatre includes Pat in Your Way or Mine ( Theatre 503) Mrs Arbuthnot in A Woman of No Importance ( London Theatre), Paulina in The Seagull ( London Theatre), Multi Role in The Laramie Project, Sofia Fuentes in Widows, Barbara in Knot of the Heart, Mary in The Passion & The Christmas Mysteries ( London tour) Duchess Ferdinand in As You Like It, Drunken Ale Woman in The Harrowing of Hell ( London tour) Megan in Parlour Games ( Bridewell Theatre) Kitty Lashbrooke in Murder Me Too ( Site Specific).
Short Film/TV Written in Blood Promo ( AMC Network) Angela – In Transition, Alice- Home for Christmas
Pollyanna is a fierce believer in the importance of the arts within the wider and economic agenda. She seeks to utilise theatre’s platform to interrogate and illuminate the world we find ourselves in. Pollyanna trained on the MA Directing Programme at Mountview and was recently listed for the Peter Hall Emerging Artists Fellowship 2018.
Very witty, funny and engaging. So true.
Hilarious, but also poignant.
I could so relate to this!
More work like this please! Great to see a middle aged woman the centre of attention for a change. Telling it like it is.
Can’t wait to see how this develops.