Garry Roost's 'Warhol: Bullet Karma' PRINT EDITION
'Warhol: Bullet Karma' - publishing Garry Roost's darkly witty take on the American Pop Art icon.
ABOUT THE SCRIPT
"He lays out a very real Warhol before us, never sugaring the pill." - Pip Utton for FringeReview.
Garry has been working on this exciting new piece for a few years now. The play looks at Warhol's early life and his obsessive determination to "become famous". Warhol was obsessively self-conscious so much so he found it impossible to have meaningful physical sexual intimacy. His father left him a contribution toward his education to go to college. This Warhol excelled at and was recognised by his tutor to be "the most gifted and talented student I've ever seen."
Andy eventually moved to New York and got his dream job as a commercial artist. The factory came later along with the extraordinary explosion of ideas and concepts that would shake the pop art world. This did not come easily and Roost unfolds the story, the lives and tragic losses of those who lived and died in the factory. A darkly witty take on the American icon of pop art.
"Don't think about making art, just get it done." - Andy Warhol (1928-87)
Garry Roost is an English actor. In 2008, he played Alan Daniels in the BBC soap opera Eastenders. He has also appeared in episodes of The Bill, Doctors and London’s Burning, amongst others. He is most often recognized in the street for his bit-part in Black Books – ‘Creepy Guy Fiddling With His Balls at the Water Cooler’ – a role which did not win him a BAFTA.
Garry's first published script chronicles the life of the artist Francis Bacon. With support from a successful Kickstarter campaign, Pope Head was published in March 2015.
PRAISE FOR 'WARHOL: BULLET KARMA'
"A totally convincing Warhol." - Philip Wyn Jones, Chapter Performance
"Beautiful play. Garry knocks it out of the park. Golden hour." - John McCann
" An edgy, gritty and compassionate portrayal that compels, educates and entertains." - Audience reaction, Edinburgh 2018
"Garry Roost switches between the narrators of the Factory crowd fast and believably and I am sure his staging would work as an oral history in an audio play as well." - saidietakesthestage
PAST PRAISE FOR 'POPE HEAD: THE SECRET LIFE OF FRANCIS BACON'
"Garry Roost IS Francis Bacon" - Sophie Parkin, The Colony Room Club (1948-2008)
"Thank you for keeping Francis' memory alive with your wonderful play" - Cristiano Lovatelli Ravarino, The Francis Bacon Collection
"Brilliant portrayal" The Francis Bacon Estate
"Roost brings Bacon back to dangerous life." - Syke On Stage
"Superb Solo Show" - The Public Reviews
"Roost fleshes out what we know about Francis Bacon and injects it with wit and vitality" - Brag Magazine
"Roost delivers in spades, every word is like a bullet" - Scenestr
"Mesmerising portrayal" - South Sydney Herald
"Devine inspiration" - Suzy Goes See
"So brilliant, it sent shivers down my spine." - Malgosia Skawinski, a friend of Francis Bacon
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Risks and challenges
Raising the money in the time allotted! What else can we do in order to convince you to support getting this critically acclaimed piece of Fringe theatre into print? (Please let us know if there is!)Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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