I want somehow to contribute to the survival of theatre companies during this pandemic. So, I am offering this one act free of charge to any existing theatre company to use as a fundraising, production, or educational program. The offer is good from today, August 10th, 2020, to September 1st, 2021.
I wrote this using the need for masks and social distancing protocols as a writing prompt. As it began taking shape, I realized it was a comedic one-act. (My first comedy. And it only took a global pandemic and democracy in flames to motivate me). It speaks to our current experience with a healthy dose of magic realism to make things fun. It requires simple costumes, few props, and has extremely flexible casting options.
My hope is that this will be both a vehicle for actors to practice their craft and a production/fundraising option for theatres, but one which will also check health and safety boxes for everyone involved.
On doctor’s orders to get in better shape, Fancy joins a gym.
At her first indoor cycling class, as she begins spinning her legs, her thoughts
start spinning as well. Past and current interactions are played out as spin
instructor Angel becomes her combative and distant mother Gwen, her sister,
and, eventually even Fancy herself, while another student morphs into her son, her
father, and Spencer, a student she counsels at her job at a therapeutic day
school. As her mind unspools these
complex relationships, her body working harder and harder, Fancy confronts the
biggest question of her life, “Can you love someone but not like them?” Making
peace with her body sends her down the road of making peace with her past, and
eventually, peace with herself. 2W/1M
SPIN will receive a public play reading 7:30PM Saturday, May 16th 2020, as a part of Three Brothers Theatre Fresh Scripts play reading series. Directed by Zack Peercy, featuring Tom Mizell, Zoe Sjogerman, and Allyson Voller.