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.

OK.

Now listen.

 
 

All the way through.

 
 
 

Now open them. Now...

 

 

 

 

Now close them again.

 

Listen.

 
 

LISTEN.

 

 

 

 

All the way.

 
 

One more. I promise. For now.  

Close them.

 

Listen.

 

 

Listen.

 

 

Listen.

 
 
 

Open.

 
 
 
 

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.

 

Now. 

 

Listen.

 
 

What would be [more] fun? Do that.

 

 

Always Be Curious. Alec Baldwin says.

 

 

Ask “why.”

 

 

Ask “what about it.”

 

 

Ask “what would you.”

 

 

Look.

 

 

LOOK!

 

 

Stand back, but not too far.

 

 

Take pictures.

 

 

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.

 

 

Describe discomfort.

 

 

Play “what would be more delicious” constantly.

 

 

Everybody cooks.

 

 

Everybody eats.

 

 

We need forks.

 

 

Somebody always has to be doing the baseline. It doesn’t always have to be the same somebody.

 

 

Make fires.

 

 

Play around the fires.

 

 

People say the juiciest things after silence. Even a little. Give them

silence.

 

 

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.

 

 

Take walks.

 

 

Sit and listen.

 

 

Listen.

 

 

Listen.

 

 

Listen to music.

 

 

Walk in a Walmart on a Wednesday.

 

 

Expect delicious.

 

 

“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?

 

 

 

 

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