So, for those who don't know (meaning pretty much everyone), I wrote a Group performance art play to submit for State Drama. And it's ok, but not up to its full potential yet. But I digress. I figure, since I barely post on this blog, I should take advantage of this and make it into a series. So I'm going to post my play, scene by scene, including any revisions that I make. Group Performance Art plays are insanely different from typical plays, so it might not make much sense at first to people who've never seen it performed. But I'm doing it anyway, and if you don't like it, too bad.
Against the Grain
Scene One - Patty Cake
Open scene with the cast divided into groups of 2, sitting cross-legged on the ground across from each other (profile to the audience).
(unison) Patty cake, patty cake, baker's man
(unison) Bake us a cake as fast as you can
(unison) Peas porridge in the pot, nine days old
(hesitates, giving couple three an odd look with couple 2, then continues) And pat it
and mark it with a "B"
Some like it in the pot, nine days old!
The first two couples groan.
(whiny) Why won't you guys do it right?
Seriously, you guys ruin it for everyone!
Everyone would like playing with you more if you'd just do the same rhyme as everyone else.
Yeah, besides, who'd want to sing about peas when you could sing about cake?
Everyone always does patty cake. It's so boring now.
Yeah, don't you guys ever want to mix it up?
Couples 1 & 2
(gasp, then in unison) And stop being normal?