MICROPHONE ON A STAND BY JEFFREY LO (DOWNLOAD PDF HERE)
After a moment we hear the harsh clash of a spotlight turning on.
The spotlight shines on a single microphone on a mic stand.
After a moment we hear footsteps. After another moment, JOEL enters.
JOEL approaches the microphone.
It’s been awhile
I’ve been away for some time.
Away from all this place.
It was hard to be here for a while
The world become a hard place to live
A hard place to understand
And therefore… a hard place to work.
A hard place to be here.
But the thing is
There got to be a point where things got so hard that…
So hard that it became apparent that I couldn’t just not work
I needed the work to be a light against these dark times
I needed the work to mean something
I needed the work to be productive
I needed the work to fight
So here we are.
Here I am.
Happy to be here.
Ready to be here.
Ready to fight for my work.
Ready to fight with my work.
Ready to fight.
END OF PLAY.