Rachel Davies. Writer

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Rachel Davies. Writer.
 

"The Woman Who Forgot" is an immersive theater show that happens on a smartphone. You play the main character, Elizabeth Snow, and your phone becomes her phone. You are led through the city, receiving her calls, texts, and meeting people from her life. At the start of the show,  Elizabeth has woken up on a bus and can't remember who she is. As the story unfolds, you piece together her life and are faced with a dilemma.

Following is a trailer for the show and a scene from the show.  Or, if you'd like to read some press, please click here.

 

"THE WOMEN WHO FORGOT" SCRIPT. BROTHER SCENE.

The contacts on the phone spin around through “S”, slowing at Snow, Sam. There's the option to ring Sam on skype. The skype starts ringing.

                                                         BROTHER
Lizzie?

An outdoorsy-looking middle aged man appears on the video. The call has woken him up. It's the middle of the night. He has an American accent.

                                                        BROTHER
Everything ok?

                                                      ELIZABETH
Yeah. Ah-

                                                      BROTHER
What's happening Sis?

                                                      ELIZABETH
I've lost my memory. Little pieces are coming back. Like I see you and I know that I've seen you before.

                                                      BROTHER
Shhhhh Lizzie. Shhhhh, it's ok. It's ok.

                                                     ELIZABETH
I was on this bus, and I don't remember anything from before-

                                                     BROTHER
Did anything bad happen?

                                                      ELIZABETH
I don't think so.

                                                      BROTHER
Are you hurt?

                                                      ELIZABETH
Physically I'm fine.

                                                              BROTHER
         Are you somewhere safe?

                                                              ELIZABETH
         I'm in a hotel lobby.

                                                      BROTHER
Ok. (Big breath) Have you seen a doctor?

                                                      ELIZABETH
They're making me an appointment.

                                                      BROTHER
Ok. Good. So tell me what you remember from the beginning?

                                                      ELIZABETH
Will you please just tell me about you please? And us?

                                                      BROTHER
Ok. Um, I'm your younger brother. Your only sibling. It's just you and me. Ah-

He moves away from the camera, comes back with a picture, a photo, lots of pin holes in the corners showing two young kids on a beach covered with sand. He holds it up to the camera.

                                                      BROTHER
This's us up at the Coromandel. We'd spend most of the summer up there. Mum and Dad would let us play all day. We'd go fishing. You had a horse, you'd go for big long rides with your friends and we wouldn't see you again until after dark.

                                                      ELIZABETH
God, I can almost remember that a little bit. Riding and riding down the beach in the sun.

                                                      BROTHER
That's you.

                                                      ELIZABETH
Where's Mum?

                                                      BROTHER
Ah yeah. Cancer. She died of cancer in 2002.

                                                      ELIZABETH
What was she like?

                                                      BROTHER
God Elizabeth. Um. How you describe a person? She was kind. It was hard when she died, we all kind of fell apart a bit. Dad most of all.

                                                      ELIZABETH
How do you and I get on?

                                                      BROTHER
Great. Only we haven't spoken for three years because of some stuff that hopefully you've forgotten.

                                                      ELIZABETH
Do I need to know?

                                                      BROTHER
No. I'm just glad we get to talk again.

                                                      ELIZABETH
Did I do something?

                                                     BROTHER
No. I'd rather not go there eh?

                                                      ELIZABETH
Ok.

                                                     BROTHER
Thanks.

                                                      ELIZABETH
-

                                                      BROTHER
You're a good person Liz.

                                                      ELIZABETH
Really? I'm sitting here and I can't find any part of my life that I like so far. Apart from talking to you. (Whispering because of saying something so private in the middle of a lobby) And I'm pregnant.

                                                     BROTHER
You're pregnant?

                                                     ELIZABETH
Yeah.

                                                      BROTHER
To Mike?

                                                      ELIZABETH
I'm not really sure. Do I have children already?

                                                      BROTHER
No Sis, you don't. Can I tell you something?

                                                      ELIZABETH
Yup.

                                                     BROTHER
Mike had a vasectomy years ago. At least that's what you told me over a few glasses of wine that Christmas at Dads.

                                                     ELIZABETH
Really?

                                                     BROTHER
Yeah.

                                                     BROTHER
You told me that you caught him cheating too. That's what we fought over. You wanted to leave. You were in a lot of pain. But when it got down to it you changed your mind.

                                                      ELIZABETH
-

                                                     BROTHER
He doesn't deserve your loyalty Sis.

                                                      ELIZABETH
I think I kind of remember that.

                                                      BROTHER
What do you need? Are you going to be alright there?

                                                     ELIZABETH
I feel so much better talking to you. I almost remember who I am, galloping down the beach...

                                                     BROTHER
Yup. Galloping off where no one can find you.

BLING! Text from Museum Hotel Concierge.
Dr. Hawley, 24 HOUR MEDICAL, 142 Wakefield Street, (insert appropriate address) can see you as soon as you can get there. Please let Bethany at the concierge desk know if you no longer need the appointment or wish to reschedule.

Map: walking directions to the 24 Hour Medical Clinic.

                                                      ELIZABETH
The doctor can see me now.

                                                      BROTHER
Ok! Go! Call me when you get back will you? Let me know how it goes?

                                                     ELIZABETH
Yeah. Ok. Thank you Bro. Thank you.

                                                      BROTHER
Love you Sis. And congratulations, you know, whatever you decide for the baby.

                                                     ELIZABETH
Thank you Bro. Yeah. Thank you.

                                                      BROTHER
Now go find out what's going on with that big brain of yours eh?

                                                      ELIZABETH
Ok. Thank you. Talk soon.

                                                     BROTHER
Bye.

The video stops and the screen goes black. The map reappears showing the directions for walking to the 24 Hour Clinic.