(Claydance sculpture by Sharon Lia Robinson)
I have written a collection of experimental plays. These theatre collages reflect the search for love, self-acceptance and finding a sense of belonging. I wrote the first play, Sculpture Lessons, while I was living in Los Angeles and Santa Monica, California, 1973-1974. The performance includes poetry, dialogue and a Greek chorus. The play can also include music, song-poems, and dance. A celebration of finding one’s authentic self and an example of my early literary voice.
This experimental play manuscript is 31 pages, including production notes and ideas for stage direction and music.
Here is an excerpt.
A young woman, in conflict with mainstream versions of acceptable social life, asserts her own way of living.
Chorus: My spirit is cleansed, my body renewed, by this union with others in which I am me. No longer threatened by gurus or thieves, I can speak out because now I can listen.
Ina: Could it be that despite the complexities, the struggles, the death knolls, we grow, we struggle, we survive? We survive to continue to suffer and to laugh and to cry and to love. To be hated for what we are. To be loved for what we are mistaken for. And forever the fortune of time: the power to heal all wounds. The blessed gate of time through which we strive for eternal salvation.
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