Anthropology Version

Phraseology Vitro Non

Spoon River Anthology

February 14, 1997
Jose Betancourt

Actors are:

Gillien Goll,

Roxane Russell,

and Lou Lembo

Reflector site address is CHAT: (212) 965-1390

At: Pseudo Online
600 Broadway at Houston Street - 6th floor
general number (212) 925-7909
Friday, February 14, 1997 Performance 3 pm to 5 pm.

There are six episodes. 3 episodes take place in the video room and 3 in the audio room as follows:

Even though I give you explicit directions below, feel free to walk in and out of your cameras - from one to another - at will. Feel free to change costume or character between them, feel free to quote from another script you know OR TO IMPROVISE at any time. Also, if you like it better, feel free to follow the directions explicitly. Cycle one starts before Gillien gets there. so Im saving Spoon River footage for the second one. Dont worry about filling the time or timing... Altho trying to stretch is out is good in cuseeme since the packets of electrons have to travel.

A. 3:15 pm Video Cycle One begins

Monologues with Giraffic Park video (windup toys) behind actors. Roxanne is in Camera 1 - Lou is in Camera 2 Roxane inhales and and then does - Russian Sonya Followed by relaxed Pause, slight movements, fidgeting in slow motion Lou in camera 2 does - Archibald Higby Followed Relaxed Pause slow motion (soft movements) Roxane and Lou switch windows (Roxane to Camera 2 and Lou goes to Camera 1) Do monlogues simultaneously, looking into camera as if you are looking at each other. (up at M.I.T. your images will be on large screens facing each other.) B. 3:35 pm Audio Room Cycle One begins

Roxane and Lou do audio monologues, Mrs. Kessler and Fiddler Jones respectively.

C. 3:45 Video Room

Gillien arrives - goes directly to video room - Camera 1 - assumes her character's posture ---- Margaret Fuller Slack. Pauses till Lou and Roxane enter room.

Video Footage is Spoon River.

Lou in Camera 2, listens to Gillien deliver her monologue
In the middle of MF Slack monologue, Gillien is joined by Roxane in camera 1 while Lou delivers his monologue.
Roxane crosses over to Lou and delivers hers.
All three move into one camera and deliver simultaneously.

D. 4:00 pm. Gillien and Roxane in audio room.
Do Dippold the Optician while lou is in Video Room pacing between cameras......

E. 4:15 Video Room
Video - Ed Woods - Jail Bait.
Gillien and Lou in Camera 1, Roxane in Camera 2
Your improvision -Seize the Savage
for as long as you like - lets say 5-10 minutes

with Crescendo - 3 monologues or product of Seize the Savage simultaneous talking , walking between cameras.

F. 4:30 - Audio Room Finale - Roxane does "Duet For One" with Jose in Audio Room. -

Then Jose plays the saxophone till signoff at 4:45 pm.