THE EXCELLENT RICH PEOPLE'S THEATRE
So. What is The Excellent Rich People’s Theatre?
Well. We're gonna need a good 20 minutes. Do you have 20 minutes? Good.
ERPT is an imaginary theatre that can do real things. Want to see?
Close your eyes. Are they closed?
Oh, wait. Open them.
Now close them.
All the way through.
Now open them. Now...
Now close them again.
All the way.
One more. I promise. For now.
Go get YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU.
In a book.
Read that shit.
Wherever you are.
Now go outside. Or somewhere with a fire. Or both.
Oh wait - go get OUR TOWN. In a book.
Now go to the fire.
Now read that shit.
What would be [more] fun? Do that.
Always Be Curious. Alec Baldwin says.
Ask “what about it.”
Ask “what would you.”
Stand back, but not too far.
Are you getting this down? Get it down.
If you need a pen, get a pen.
“That’s so stupid.” Do it.
Do it. Kill the puppy.
Find the play. Don’t write it. Don’t devise it. When you find it,
then make it.
Don’t move until you see it. Or move. Whatever.
Be an Excellent Rich Person.
Leave room for people.
Leave room for yourself.
Play “If you could [be]” constantly.
Play “what would be more terrifying” constantly.
Play “what would be more delicious” constantly.
We need forks.
Somebody always has to be doing the baseline. It doesn’t always have to be the same somebody.
Play around the fires.
People say the juiciest things after silence. Even a little. Give them
We don't call it work.
Beer. Wine. Whiskey. Food.
We make our own food. Everybody cooks. Everybody eats.
We need forks. Get forks.
Forget possible. Make impossible.
Sit and listen.
Listen to music.
Walk in a Walmart on a Wednesday.
“I want to…” You can.
Precision is potent.
Always be in the back of math class.
Sometimes, you get swallowed by a fuckin whale. Go with it.
And remember. This.
So. Who's in?