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W52: “On the ship that does not return” – A treatment for a play of which 1/2 has been staged as ‘The Run’ and other 1/2, ‘Exit’, is currently assembling itself

Note: the audience sits where the stage normally is, looking down to the setting of the play: a black box. At times, the scenes will involve actors speaking both from inside and outside of this box towards the group on … Continue reading

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W51: Act 1 (P5-finito)

(continued) V (os) – LY? Hello? LY (with glee) – V. Come in please!!! (flush light on.V enters. SHADOW runs offstage, hides behind TRA, then squats on a chair. Ly sees him) V – Hello LY. LY – Hello V. You got … Continue reading

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W50: Act 1 (P4)

(continued) V (os) – LY?? Hello? (Beat)LY are you ok? (Beat)Hello? (SHADOW dances towards center stage-right. MUSIC: Vivaldi’s ‘La Notte-Largo: 00:52 – 01:12 picks up. Ly breaks from balled-up position, stretching up like just awaken from sleep. SHADOW mimics Ly’s movement. Ly recognizes SHADOW, … Continue reading

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W49: Act 1 (P3)

(continued) LIGHT change: flush, house light on lower stage too (enters EIGHT to stand on the raised platform. He dresses like a boxing trainer and drinks from a sport drink) (enter LY and V from stage right. they are surprised at … Continue reading

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Week 46: “Tell, Letter, Mayonnaise, Chicken, Encrypted, Tree Voice, Lover, Father”

Dear Langone, There are ripples on your pond. Identical, those ripples, jutting up at the perfect distance from each other. The way water folds makes me feel I really could see the wind blow. How are you My encrypted lover. … Continue reading

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Week 45: “Bubble, Gamma, Boredom, Dot, Trapeze, Red, Truth, Chicken, Tall”

I tell Al I had so many bubbles for him – I’ve saved them for quite some time now, just didn’t know when to give it to him. They’re nice bubbles but nobody just gives people bubbles, you know, especially … Continue reading

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W44: “Race, Rabbit, Measure, Thatched, Lord, Fly, Panel, Screen, Fan”

The morning I saw Lana Flaningan, there wasn’t any sound but the breaking of her thatched roof; the panels on my head glimmered. Lana Flaningan smothered a rabbit by tying his legs up and cupping his snout for twelve minutes … Continue reading

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