NOTIFICATION BY JEFFREY LO (DOWNLOAD PDF HERE)
An empty hotel room.
After some time, TYRA opens the door.
TYRA takes her phone out of her pocket and places it on the bedside.
TYRA dresses down to less layers.
TYRA: God, it’s so hot!
TYRA unpacks her tablet and places it on the bed.
She takes a drink of water.
She unpacks her laptop and places it on the desk.
She puts her bag down by the desk.
TYRA checks the time on her watch.
TYRA: Three hours to myself…
TYRA playfully and with great gusto leaps in the air and belly flops onto her bed.
TYRA sinks into the soft mattress of the hotel bed.
After so little time it’s comedic – TYRA starts to snore.
Then – DING!
TYRA wakes up.
She sees the notification on her tablet.
TYRA: No thank you.
TYRA places the table on the bed stand by her phone.
TYRA tries to return to her snoring state.
TYRA: I said no thank you!
TYRA sees this notification is on her phone this time.
TYRA looks at her phone.
TYRA places her phone on silent.
TYRA closes her eyes.
TYRA: What? But I –
TYRA realizes it is coming from her laptop.
TYRA: I am not getting out of bed –
TYRA: I am so comfy!
TYRA: I’m just going to ignore you!
TYRA sinks back into bed.
TYRA stomps out of bed and shuts her laptop down.
TYRA throws herself back into bed.
TYRA: GOODBYE WORLD!
TYRA lies down.
Then – so soft we can barely hear it – BUZZ.
TYRA rolls over, takes off her watch and throws it at the wall.
END OF PLAY.