Friday, January 28, 2011

Razor's Edge for Januray 28th

Last night I interpreted a performance of Moliere's "The Imaginary Invalid." Well, I interpreted an adaptation of a new translation of Moliere's "The Imaginary Invalid." Portland Center Stage did it very well, very much farce, very visual (which is plus for audience members who are Deaf). Before the play begins, audience members are introduced to the period of the piece through the opening music. Once the audience is guided out of the current world by the auditory collage of various cell phone rings, watch beepers, all things noise-making (which is highly effective - you can watch at least half the audience scramble to their mobile devices to make sure the thing is off) - the house lights dim and the play's music starts; they are guided into the onstage world. In this case, it was harpsichord. The music continues, the lights go out completely so the audience is literally 'in the dark' and when the lights come up, the actors are onstage and the play begins.

So today's Razor's Edge prompts are a video of a harpsichord performance and a word prompt. My suggestion is to read the word prompt and listen to (or watch if you want) the video. Begin writing. Write for 8 - 10 minutes.

And if you'd like to post your writing here as a comment - I'd enjoy reading what this piece inspired.

WORD PROMPT: As I turned down the hill toward home, I realized that everything past the next block was swallowed by the thick fog. Then, coming out of the whiteness toward me, I saw...