HOW DOES THIS WORK BY JEFFREY LO (DOWNLOAD PDF HERE)
A projection on stage reads
“HOW DOES THIS WORK?”
Suddenly, the stage is populated by a large number of people.
They all start to speak one at a time.
After some time they begin to overlap.
After more time, it’s all one big sound.
Here are some things they say –
1 – How do I turn on the TV?
2 – How do I put gas in a car?
3 – How do I cook this?
4 – How do I have sex?
5 – What’s a microwave?
6 – How am I supposed to love you?
7 – You want me to put my dick where? Is that not weird?
8 – How do I start writing this novel?
9 – How does this diaper work?
10 – I have to figure this out, we don’t have health insurance!
11 – There’s only one bed in this room?
12 – But I’m blind now.
13 – This car is so big.
14 – But it’s so big. How can we –
15 – How do you tie this tie?
16 – How do you walk in these heels?
17 – How do you manage to be happy?
18 – How does technology work?
19 – How does life work?
20 – How do you work?
21 – How does Netflix work?
22 – How does this computer work?
23 – How does Social Media work?
24 – How does the world work?
25 – How do you find work?
Eventually all you hear is the constant drone of the people saying Work… Work…. Work….
Then they suddenly all pass out onto the floor.
END OF PLAY.