FEATURES OF BLOWN YOUTH by Raimondo Cortese

Raimondo Cortese’s play Features of Blown Youth explores the diffidence and dislocation of a generation falling out of the rationalist capitalism of the 80’s and into the cynicism and distrust of the early 90’s. It eerily parallels the tone, content and concerns of the In-yer-face theatre taking Britain by storm at the same time – and I think that’s gone un-noted until now. It is nominally about the dynamics of young people interacting in a shared household in the inner city – but at its heart about systems of thought, personal identify and the perhaps bleak attempts at connection we all make. Ultimately this is a work deserving of rediscovery and re-examination, it is a brilliant, searching, often stark but ultimately honest snapshot of a city and time under-represented on our stages.

- John Kachoyan

 

CONSTRUCTION OF THE HUMAN HEART By Ross Mueller