The March People’s Choice goes to…..
The March People’s Choice Award Goes to…..
The people have spoken… The March People’s Choice Award goes to Desireé York for her short play, FLOATING, presented as a staged reading at Monday Night PlayGround on March 11th at the Broadwater Main Stage. Congratulations, Desireé !
Courtesy of Ms. York, we’re pleased to share the first two pages from the award-winning script. Enjoy!
AMARA: A Latina in her mid to late thirties.
OCELOT SPIRIT: A sleek, graceful man of any race with a soulful voice.
AMARA is in the desert dragging a small, battered dingy under a night sky, with only the stars lighting her way. SHE drinks the last drops of an empty water jug. SHE looks at her cell phone.
Six percent left. Oh, where is the wall? They said I would clearly see it.
She looks around, sets the dingy down and climbs into, gazing up at the stars
Oh momma, if you can hear me, if you are even still alive, please, please help me. Guide me. I’m coming. Coming to find you. I’ve never forgotten though you abandoned me. I remember. I remember our song.
She sings the song ESTA NINA LINDA
Esta nina linda
Que nacio de noche
Quiere que la lleven
A pasear en coche
Campanita de oro
Torre de marfil
Cantenle a mi nina
She starts drifting off to sleep and then is suddenly awoken by a shift in the boat
Who is it?
The OCELOT SPIRIT reveals itself
It is me.
What are you…wait. You can talk?
You can understand me?
Yes. Please, please don’t hurt me.
I promise I won’t bite.
I don’t have any food or water to give you.
I am beyond those earthly things now.
Beyond? What is this? Am I, am I dead?
Then where am I?
It’s the in between.
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