2 Characters
1 Man.  1 Woman
Simple Set
75 pages (thus far)

Who are we alone?  Who are we together?  What does it mean to be an evolved human being? 

Two highly intelligent, well-educated, successful people, try to escape a marriage they believe they no longer can exist within, but cannot seem to escape from. 

Their trappings are their memories which have defined their identities, and deepened their lives into profoundly complex contradictions, represented onstage by a large pile of baggage set against a barren stage – items that spur deep meaningful reactions that relate to the identities they have accepted.  

They want to leave the marriage but cannot. The pursuit of breaking free from who you are, or have become, becomes the ring in which the match, to find self, the fight evolves within. Walls up, claws out, hearts closed – break into an openness of self and one another that brings a fuller picture of the depth of connection and identity these two characters are evolving through and into.

Throughout the play, they move in and out of the light, into darkness, transforming from one memory in their lives to another, as well as various locations of memory as they struggle to connect and disconnect. The Set is nothing but a few black boxes, as they mime any props like a suitcase, sitting at a table eating, etc. while the dark abyss surrounds them.  

Trapped inside an emotional and psychological game of love and relationship-roulette, throughout their attempts to escape from and reunite, we witness raw explorations of themselves, from the highly comic and neurotic, to their dramatic and tragic pasts together, and the larger scope of what love, relating and growth really mean. They struggle with messy love, difficult love, not love based on one’s vanity or ego. They are seeking to exist with one another, because they cannot exist without one another.  Self and The Other define both relationships which are ever-changing through conflict, acceptance, and evolution despite the social confines that require survival used as the excuse for remaining together. Something far deeper is the glue, often mysterious, ethereal, and misunderstood.

Their discoveries break wide open the shallow concepts of contemporary relating defined by labels and cliches that have been accepted, the baggage of the mind, heart and soul. The realization that they need one another, is as surprising to them as the revelation that they cannot separate from the past that has defined them, without losing their sense of self and world they exist within.  And yet, to embrace the self, alone or within any relationship, we must not allow past definitions and other people’s perceptions of us, to define who we are now.  

Will they become free – were they ever – or is freedom a concept created because we’re never free? Will their relationship keep their wings bound in the cement of the past?  Or can they fly together, as individuals and soar through new landscapes of our vast potential humanity? 

WRITING SAMPLE

2 Characters
1 Man.  1 Woman
Simple Set
75 pages (thus far)

Who are we alone?  Who are we together?  What does it mean to be an evolved human being? 

Two highly intelligent, well-educated, successful people, try to escape a marriage they believe they no longer can exist within, but cannot seem to escape from. 

Their trappings are their memories which have defined their identities, and deepened their lives into profoundly complex contradictions, represented onstage by a large pile of baggage set against a barren stage – items that spur deep meaningful reactions that relate to the identities they have accepted.  

They want to leave the marriage but cannot. The pursuit of breaking free from who you are, or have become, becomes the ring in which the match, to find self, the fight evolves within. Walls up, claws out, hearts closed – break into an openness of self and one another that brings a fuller picture of the depth of connection and identity these two characters are evolving through and into.

Throughout the play, they move in and out of the light, into darkness, transforming from one memory in their lives to another, as well as various locations of memory as they struggle to connect and disconnect. The Set is nothing but a few black boxes, as they mime any props like a suitcase, sitting at a table eating, etc. while the dark abyss surrounds them.  

Trapped inside an emotional and psychological game of love and relationship-roulette, throughout their attempts to escape from and reunite, we witness raw explorations of themselves, from the highly comic and neurotic, to their dramatic and tragic pasts together, and the larger scope of what love, relating and growth really mean. They struggle with messy love, difficult love, not love based on one’s vanity or ego. They are seeking to exist with one another, because they cannot exist without one another.  Self and The Other define both relationships which are ever-changing through conflict, acceptance, and evolution despite the social confines that require survival used as the excuse for remaining together. Something far deeper is the glue, often mysterious, ethereal, and misunderstood.

Their discoveries break wide open the shallow concepts of contemporary relating defined by labels and cliches that have been accepted, the baggage of the mind, heart and soul. The realization that they need one another, is as surprising to them as the revelation that they cannot separate from the past that has defined them, without losing their sense of self and world they exist within.  And yet, to embrace the self, alone or within any relationship, we must not allow past definitions and other people’s perceptions of us, to define who we are now.  

Will they become free – were they ever – or is freedom a concept created because we’re never free? Will their relationship keep their wings bound in the cement of the past?  Or can they fly together, as individuals and soar through new landscapes of our vast potential humanity? 

WRITING SAMPLE

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