A woman sits at a desk stacked high with books. Her forehead is barely visible behind them. Someone peeks in the office looking for her, doesn’t see her, and leaves, thinking she’s out to lunch.
Play a Day: The Strings
A woman sits asleep at a desk. She is hooked up with strings like a marionette. The invisible arm of the marketplace pulls the strings. The woman types on a keyboard, makes telephone calls, etc. The movements are choppy and should not appear at all natural. The woman’s head bobs awkwardly as she snores.
Play a Day: Time Flies
A page a day calendar hangs on the wall. A woman is working hard, but facing away from it. As the sun rises and sets, someone comes along behind her, tearing off a new page to reveal the next day’s date. The woman doesn’t notice them. Eventually, the woman looks up. She is startled at […]
Trust the Universe
I’ve said it before, but in light of recent events, it bears saying again: ask for what you want, do the work, and more often than not, good things will come to you. Exhibit A: I got an e-mail confirming an interview with Glenn Greenwald next week to talk about his new book about the NSA […]
Play a Day: Working Hard
People sit on opposite sides of a table, trying to impress each other.
Play a Day: One Step Forward
The Woman originally from Day 11 has turned the fishbowl upside down and dumped the slips of paper into a pile on a desk. She works feverishly, occasionally reaching over to the side without looking to grab another slip. Eventually, she reaches her hand out but only feels the table. She taps around for a […]
Play a Day: Networking
A group of individuals in business suits perform what seems to be an intricate cultural dance around the stage, the focus of which appears to be the shaking of hands.
Play a Day: In and Out
A woman is waiting in a long line. Everyone in the line is holding stacks of cash. At the end of the line is a counter. Above the counter is a sign that reads “Housing.” When the woman gets to the front of the line, she hands the teller her stack of money. She waits […]
Play a Day: Back to the Grind
The backpack from Day 23 sits on the ground. A butler picks it up and hands it to the woman, who is still floating in the air. Begrudgingly, she takes it and slowly sinks back to the ground. The bag might be slightly lighter, or slightly heavier. It’s hard to tell after a few days […]
Play a Day: Night Owls
A crescent moon is projected on the back wall of the stage. The sounds of night. Cicadas, owls hooting, a slight breeze. Spotlight up on a woman at her desk, typing on a laptop. Lights down. Spotlight up on a grocery clerk restocking the shelves. Lights down. Lights up on a mother rocking an infant […]