NYFA MARK Alumni
Vignette End Scene
2010
Wood lathe, old desk, old books, flypaper strips, performers
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Performers:
Scribe-Morgan Phelan
Overseer-David Merkel

The scene depicts a seated male writing at a desk; while another man looms in the background bearing the demeanor of a supervisor. The writing figure ceases his task when an audience member comes to the window. The supervisor then moves to forcibly persuade the writer to continue his task. At various intervals the supervisor will violently tear out a page and hand it to the onlooker. The atmosphere is a mixture of absurdity, tension, and pathos. My sense of this activity is that of a continually occurring process that is only a briefly glimpsed by the spectator, who in some sense becomes an interloper.
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