The fifth year of this festival is around the corner (August 20, 21 and 22 at Ground Floor Theatre).
Always wacky, always stressful, always fulfilling. I don’t have a whole lot to say about it right now, but I did feel like posting my draft play here, especially with the Supreme Court news out today.
So here it is, in all its too-brief, political glory…
Life: an entity
Voter: an individual
Chorus: anyone and everyone you can get to shout at the end
SCENE: VOTER holds a cup. LIFE approaches Voter. Questions get increasingly intense as we approach the ending.
LIFE : Would you like a straw with your beverage?
VOTER : Oh wow, I’m torn. I like the convenience of a straw, but I don’t want to clog up the oceans.
LIFE : Flour or corn tortillas with your meal?
VOTER : Flour goes down easier but corn is more traditional.
LIFE : Debit or credit?
VOTER : Credit is simpler in some ways, but the interest rates….
LIFE : Uber, Lyft or RideAustin?
VOTER : Save money or support local organizations…
LIFE : Private or public health insurance?
VOTER : Is there a difference?
LIFE : Pro-choice or pro-life?
VOTER : I don’t really see how that affects me personally, so…
LIFE : Liberty or death?
VOTER : Is that rhetorical?
LIFE : Plutocracy or democracy?
VOTER : I’m not even sure what that means.
LIFE : Equality or inequality?
VOTER : Do I really have to answer that?
CHORUS : YES YOU DO!!!
Voter looks around, startled and overwhelmed.
Lights slowly down.