Passionate about: Theatre-Fine Art-Rational Discourse-Good Books-Bad TV.
Doing things with your hands is therapeutic.
One should never stop learning and questioning.
Actively involved in:
The dramatic community in Dubai.
The Old Library in Dubai
I get involved in as much as I can to promote a love of reading and thinking.
Thursday, 27 February 2014
The Yum Yum Room at the Courtyard Playhouse
Never let it be said that I will not shamlessly promote those near and dear to me. So everyone, the Courtyard Playhouse is hosting The Yum Yum room on thier ,still smelling of new paint, lovely stage. The light and love of my life Bryan , see the handsome bald guy above, is acting in it, so buy your tickets to see the show between the 27th of February and the 1st of March.
The Yum Yum Room: a play about growing up and finding your place in society.
The Yum Yum Room focuses on the tense relationship between a 17-year-old, Tom, who wants to drop out of school and become a DJ, and his disapproving father. It explores the key issues currently facing youth and compassionately tackles themes of growing up, place and identity in a dramatic one hour play complete with an original beatbox soundtrack. The themes of this play are universal and can be understood by everyone. Being a teenager can be very difficult, no matter where you live. The themes of bullying, finding your place in society, being ashamed of your past, struggling with single parenthood are all as current in Dubai as anywhere else. Everyone who comes and watches The Yum Yum Room will be able to identify with one of the characters: as a teenager, a parent or an individual who doesn’t always fit the mold.
This play is supported by Bolt Down on Bullying, an anti-bullying campaign especially designed for the UAE by Samineh Shaheem.
The Yum Yum Rooms is directed and produced by Sarah Dufayard and will be performed at the Courtyard Playhouse on 27th February (8pm), 28th February (6pm & 8pm) and 1st March 2014 (6pm & 8pm). Starring Filip Ranebo, Bryan Mackenzie, Laura Quirke & Sol Abiad.
“Stephen House’s gritty, witty look at a young man’s struggle for identity in the claustrophobic atmosphere of an often unforgiving rural world really hits home”. Matt Byrne THE SUNDAY MAIL (Adelaide) May 27th 2009
“House has created a concise and short, yet moving and truthful tale of a teenager finding his way and the relationship between father and son”. David Grybowski DB MAGAZINE (Adelaide) May 27th 2009