Tuesday, April 19, 2016

The Playwright Max Posner at The New Ohio Theater, 2016

Playwright Max Posner at The New Ohio Theater,  2016

Judy  
by Max Posner
Directed by Ken Rus Schmoll
produced by Page73



(TARA and TIMOTHY are sister in brother. It’s 2040)

TARA
Anyhoo. If you feel like Eloise needs an Aunt in her life, if she needs to talk about having a Woo or Anything Female

               TIMOTHY 
Why would she need to talk about that?
We’ve got it covered, Judy and I

TARA 
No Reason Just
I’m sure Judy can handle it


We got her like a Hundred PDF’s on that stuff. 
Like a Billion PDF’s.

TARA 
Well if she wants to be around New People, Thursdays – 

TIMOTHY 
We Will Not Be Joining Your Fucking Cult.

TARA 
You know that word is no longer very interesting or meaningful. You know the rest of us have stopped using it.

TIMOTHY 
Yeah I know, Okay
No one says it anymore. But guess what? 
I do
I always will, my children will, their children will. 
We will be the ones who say Fuck. Long after anyone knows what it means. 
Soon it will be another word for rock. Another word for tooth. 
Another word for for for Sorry.
And we will walk on the fucks through the woods! 
We will skip fucks in the river! 
We will get braces to straighten our fucks! 
We will feel fuck about it, it will be fucky. 

No one says it anymore but we will, okay? 

Monday, April 18, 2016

The Playwright Trish Harnetiaux at The Brick Theater, Brooklyn, 2016


Playwright Trish Harnetiaux at The Brick Theater, Brooklyn, 2016

How to Get Into Buildings

                                                                       Produced by New Georges

by Trish Harnetiaux; 


excerpt


THE WAITER
Or, sir, perhaps you’re craving a Root Vegetable of some sort?

NICK
My mother told me that certain vegetables… hated each other.
Radishes fucking can’t stand carrots for example.
Or other radishes for that matter.
They’re competitors.
They literally compete.
For the same dip.
Think about it.
Humus.
Think about it.
Shit, Babaganoush?
This is most common with... Root Vegetables.
...Just hiding in the fucking ground all year.
A long.................................. uncomfortable beat.

THE WAITER backs away, cradling the water pitcher. 

Directed by Katherine BrookCast Jess Barbagallo, Mike Iveson, Kristine Haruna Lee, Tina Shepard, Jacob A. Ware and Stephanie Weeks

Monday, April 11, 2016

The Playwright Eliza Bent at The Underground Theater, Abrons Art Center, 2016

outtake

Playwright Eliza Bent at The Underground Theater, Abrons Art Center, 2016

Toilet Fire
By Eliza Bent. Directed by Kevin Laibson. With Bent, Alaina Ferris. Running time: 1hr 15mins. 


"The gourds forgive us our friend food and lactose indiscretions as we forgive those who fart in our presence."




Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Fly Poison (Amianthium muscitoxicum), The Shenandoah Valley , 1996

Fly Poison (Amianthium muscitoxicum), The Shenandoah Valley , 1996


Amianthium muscitoxicum

Amianthium muscitoxicum (Walter) A. Gray

Fly poison, Crow poison

Liliaceae (Lily Family)

Synonym(s): Chrosperma muscitoxicumZigadenus muscitoxicus

USDA Symbol: AMMU

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

The numerous narrow, elongated leaves and the 12-24 in. flower stalk superficially resemble common hyacinth. Flowers, occuring in a dense, showy raceme are first white, then bronzy-green. Leaves tend to spread outward and arch downward.

Pulp from a crushed bulb, mixed with sugar, is used to poison flies, hence the species name, from the Latin muscae (flies) and toxicum (poison). Bunchflower (Veratrum virginicum) has a somewhat similar white flower; its three petals and three sepals have narrow, stalk-like bases with two dark glands on each; there are several spikes in a cluster.
Native Cherokee used the plant as a dermatological cure for itch, colonists used the bulb mixed with sugar to kill flies.