October 11 & 12: Eve MacGregor

October 11 & 12: We Are Addressing You Directly

Eve MacGregor

CHARACTERS:
W: Chorus
X
Y
Z: Chorus

We Are Addressing You Directly

Projected on screen behind the cast:

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All four of the cast are standing with their backs to each other, arms interlinked. X and Y are facing toward the audience, W and Z are facing the screen.

X: this is a thought experiment and we are addressing you directly

Y: this address is a big as a tar sands haul-truck wheel

ALL: “The 59/80R63 VELS”

X: this wheel is isolated, alone and post-purpose re-purposed

Y: this isolation is consequence

ALL: “101 ton carrying-capacity”

X: we rolled it as far into the foothills as we could. looking for elevation, rolling toward some plateau

Y: this plateau has a view

X: and this view is…

ALL: “in response to the increasing productivity requirements of machines”

(beat)

X: when we finally arrived we built a dwelling with this tire, we gathered rock

Y: toward dwelling we made a…

ALL: “low aspect ratio”

X: v-steel, polymer home.

END. (or is it)

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