“While some things are better left unsaid, some things should never be left unspoken.”
A long-term relationship has reached its breaking point. After 10 years together, one party is seemingly all in while the other toys with the idea of starting a new life.
Counter is a new, exciting play with interactive elements where the audience is invited to participate in the dialogue and decision making of the characters. While they struggle to communicate with each other, the audience gets a glimpse into the demise of the relationship through powerful monologues.
The characters will ask themselves the questions they are too afraid to ask their partner – prompting the audience for answers.
Should they stay or should they go? That is up to YOU, the audience.
New, upcoming Iranian Swedish writer/director Maggie N. Razavi wanted to be a storyteller for as long as she can remember. It is a craft she honed in her early years and went as far as completing a creative degree, which focused on filmmaking and scriptwriting. She also attended the Actor’s Temple in London, studying the Meisner technique. However, she changed gears afterwards and pursued a career in financial services. While she enjoyed this career in parts, it was never quite the right fit and she found herself longing for a career in writing. In 2020, she decided to fully embrace the creative arts.
“While there are times that I wish I had not pivoted following my degree, it is my belief that my life experience thus far has given me the ability to tell compelling and relatable stories. These stories don’t just come from my personal experience as the daughter of a middle eastern/minority immigrant who has had to adapt to a foreign land – but also from those around me, who often feel that their voices are unheard.”
Max Norman is an award-winning British actor, writer and comedian. Most recently, Max has been goose stepping across the country as Basil Fawlty in the Fawlty Towers dining experience. Max is also performing his multi-character comedy adventure show, How To Be A Pirate, at VAULT Festival in March. Climb aboard! Max trained for two years at École Philippe Gaulier in France as well as at Shakespeare & Company in the USA, and The Actors Craft Studio of Meisner and Method techniques in the UK.
Recently graduated and London born, Rivkah Bunker is delighted to make her VAULT Festival debut as ‘Her’ in Counter. Rivkah has several off-west end credits, most recently Love Child at the Drayton Arms, Desperate Flatmates at the Marketplace Theatre and F*ckingLifeMate at the Bread & Roses Theatre.
Press & Reviews
West End Evenings
"A fresh, interactive play that will give you many ideas for a post-play discussion"
The Deskbound Dramatic
"A play which is hugely enjoyable and gives you a lot to think about"
Cast & Creative Team Writer/Director: Maggie N. Razavi
"Her": Rivkah Bunker
"Him": Max Norman