Prague Quadrennial 2019

The Prague Quadrennial is back, between the 6th and 16th of June. I first went to PQ2007, when I worked as a reporter for the Scenofest magazine. My job was to attend workshops and write articles about them. This time, I’m going as a performer in the show Three Catastrophes I Happily Survived, created andContinue reading “Prague Quadrennial 2019”

Theatre & Protest

I recommend this book, Theatre & Protest, by Lara Shalson. It’s a great essay on how theatre can inspire, and be inspired by, protest. “Could theatre respond differently to protests against it, neither cancelling the production nor, as happens more frequently, evicting protesters as quickly as possible? Such evictions are almost always justified in theContinue reading “Theatre & Protest”

Shooting The Killer

The original short stage sketch, The Killer, has been turned into a short film. We shot all the scenes at the weekend, and are now editing. The plan is to submit it to film festivals, and hopefully gain some attention in order to try to get funding for the next film. We are aiming forContinue reading “Shooting The Killer”

The Good Samaritan

A short comedy about carrying out a murder fantasy. 9 min read. A note on performance: while I have written one or two characters in specific genders, the only gender that is fixed is that of the victim’s mother. All other genders can be changed depending on the cast available. But please, no crossdressing forContinue reading “The Good Samaritan”

The depth of grief

To weep is to make less the depth of grief.               — William Shakespeare, Henry VI, Part III Stephen works for the city. He has a mundane job. His job is to work with spreadsheets. The city requires that he use his spreadsheets to make the city a more efficient city.Continue reading “The depth of grief”

The anxiety of pigeons

Many of the buildings in the center of Madrid have interior and exterior apartments. An exterior apartment borders the street, while an interior one meets the apartment building on the parallel street. Imagine a solid building with a few shafts bored out of the center. When you open the curtains in the morning, the chancesContinue reading “The anxiety of pigeons”

What we say when we experience racism second-hand

A group of actors are preparing to read from scripts. FIRST ACTOR So, then he said sorry but he couldn’t help me and that I needed to go to the other office, where I’d already told him I’d been, but he just said I had to go back there again. THIRD ACTOR No, you’re wrong.Continue reading “What we say when we experience racism second-hand”

How to get married in Poland (the atheist way)

My girlfriend wanted me to propose to her. So we went to a jewelry store and we bought an engagement ring. And she was happy. I asked her when we should get married. And she did not understand the question. My girlfriend did not realize that if she wanted an engagement ring, she would haveContinue reading “How to get married in Poland (the atheist way)”