GD REMIXISH ONE ACT PLAY (audience interactive)

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Let me know what you think Ziggy, just fiddled around with some bits of dialogue…

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This is for Joe's Sundance playwriting request. Ok, so this is an experimental play, with two characters called Man and Woman. Though it can be Man or WoWoman if ye want.

This is also an interactive play, an Absurdist Comedy. The initial set-up is that the actors can interact with the audience if they choose to, and the audience can and probably will because of the set-up. And the actors can improvise.

It's about two people who are stood-up facing each other but can't move. They can sense a blur (the audience) in the corner of their eyes and gradually they can move their right arms. Both have mirrors (imaginary) in their pockets, so they can see the audience. As the hitRECorder hahaha has suggested, i think it is workable that the actors can interact with the audience.

I like absurdist plays, like Beckett and Ionescu.

If you like the idea, you can, of course (because of the hitRECord collab/remix rule) revise it totally and improvise the shite out of it. I hope you enjoy what i have written.

Cordially,

- Ben

If you can't open the file. The play is below:

Act One
A man and a woman standing a few metres away from each other, heads bowed. First man lifts his head up and sees the other person with his head bowed.

Man
Excuse me.

He clears his throat

Man
Excuse me madam

Woman lifts her head up, opens her eyes. (short pause)

Woman
Do we know each other?

Man
I don’t know who you are. I can’t move… where are we?

Woman
I can’t move either.

Man
Stop staring at me.

Woman
Stop staring at me.

Man
I can’t move.

Woman
Not even a limb?

Man
Not even a twinge.

Woman
Not even a twitch?

Man
I can blink.

Woman
My God, so can I.

Man
(Looks down at his chest, then looks at Woman upper body)
I don’t have those…
What is your name?

Woman
Why? Wait, I can see a blur to my right.

Man
I… I can see a blur to my left.

Woman
I feel panicked by this blur to my right.

Man
A… blur of images on my left…. I can’t…. I can’t move my head.

Woman
I sense presences.

Man
Where are we?

Woman
Some kind of… twingeless…twitchyless realm of immovability. What is your name?

Man
I can’t…. I can’t recall. Do you have a name?

Woman
Well, I must have… I… I can’t recall either.

Man
We’re in a place where we can’t recall our names, we can’t twinge or twitch and there is a blur to my left and a blur to your right.

Woman
I can hear sounds coming from the blur…indecipherable sounds.

Man
My word, so can I. What are they saying?

Woman
Is it the abyss?

Man
No, it feels like… like… a creative mass… of energy.

Woman
Aha! I can move my right hand!

Man
Aha? Ahaha!

Woman
What do I do with it?

Man
Wave at me.

Woman waves at Man

Woman
I’m going to point in the direction of the blur to my right.

Man
That is impressive.

Woman
I am going to put my right hand in my pocket. (rummages in her pocket) What’s this?

She takes out a small mirror.

Man
A mirror!

Woman
Oh my god, friend.

Man
What do you see?

Woman
I see… people.

Man
People?

Woman
Yes.

Man
What are they doing?

Woman
I see faces, they are in seats. Some look amused, some look… well some look better than others, if you know what I mean?

Man
Are they as perplexed as we are?

Woman
They seem to be able to twinge and twitch and blink…

Man
I’m too afraid to communicate.

Woman
We must remain calm.

Man
I can move my right hand and arm.

Woman
Check your pockets.

Man checks his pocket. He takes out a make-up kit.

Man
A make-up kit… with a mirror.

Woman
Interesting…

Man
I assure you this is not mine.

Woman
Uh-huh.

Man
My god, you are right. People. Faces that can twinge, twitch and blink.

Woman
It’s nice to put a face to a blur isn’t it?

Man
It so is.

Man does a Humphrey Bogart impression.

Man
Here’s looking at you kid.

Woman
Here’s looking at you.

Man
Here’s looking at them.

Woman
In a mirror.
It can be fun to look.

Man
Depends what you’re looking at.
(Takes a peak at her chest)

Woman
I saw that!
Oh wow, cool!

Man
What?

Woman
I can clench a buttock.

Man
Really? Left or right?

Woman
Right.

Man
I see a pattern taking place.

Woman
Brace yourself.

Man
For what?

Woman
It’s kinda addictive

Man
What is?

Woman
Clenching your buttocks.
I hope they don’t look big when I do that though…

Man
Aha! I can feel a tingly feeling in my right bum cheek.

Woman
This is very exciting.

Man
Oooh, it tickles.

Woman
We are so being watched right now.

Man
I am too afraid to engage with them.

Woman
Me too. In fact I’m struggling to be able to. But I can’t help but wonder what they’re thinking?

Man
I know what you mean. Do you think they can communicate anything to us?

Woman
I can only communicate with you.

Man
Same here friend.

Man takes a look in his mirror. He starts crying.

Woman
Why are you crying?

Man
I just saw a face in the crowd.

Woman
What was it doing?

Man
It was putting it’s tongue between it’s fingers. It had no hair.

Woman
Human?

Men#1
It looked like Aleister Crowley.

Woman
Maybe it is…

Man
I think it was.

Woman
I don’t like the way they’re all just looking at us.

Man
Maybe if we pretend we’re asleep they’ll all go away.

Both put the mirrors back in their pockets and bow their heads. Asleep.

The curtains are pulled.

THE END.

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GD REMIXISH ONE ACT PLAY (audience interactive)

Created: Jan 10, 2010

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