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Creative Writing

2014

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Losing The Way, Finding The Way, Gene Washington Dec 2013

Losing The Way, Finding The Way, Gene Washington

Gene Washington

:10 minute play. 3 characters. Losing one thing and finding another is central to most religions: The thing found, or arrived at, has many names, "enlightenment," "salvation," "the city of God" (Augustine). (Compare the Christian paradox, "the way up is the way down.") The things lost are familiar, routine, things that have no significance beyond their presence…their warmth, if any, only warms themselves. Auden's great poem, "O where are you going" (a few lines quoted above) was an influence on the author's decision to use the "off-road" metaphor to structure the play and to "perform" the idea ...


Becalmed: A Modest Contribution To The Vast Literature On Cannibalism, Gene Washington Dec 2013

Becalmed: A Modest Contribution To The Vast Literature On Cannibalism, Gene Washington

Gene Washington

A 10 minute play. 3 characters. A yacht out to win a sailing race is becalmed. The crew is starving. They decide to eat one of them. But they must first electioneer who shall be chosen to be eaten. Play ends with one of the crew asking the audience to decide who should be eaten