Antonym of Direction in the Curiosity Gap

A One-Act Play
by Shireen Ahmed




Play may refer to:

Play (activity), enjoyed by animals, including humans
Play (theatre), structured literary form of theatre

In films[edit]:In games[edit]:In literature and
publications[edit]:In music[edit]:In sports[edit]:In
television[edit]:In computers and the Internet[edit]:

In other uses[edit]:
Word play, literary and narrative technique
Play (Jonker), a 2002 abstract sculpture by Lars Jonker
Play (BDSM), any of a wide variety of "kinky" activities

See also[edit]:



Player (disambiguation)

   Through the looking-glass, I found you, an unassuming group
of actors. Shaped by a smooth condition and moving through the
levels of 24/7.
   In the highlights, I found you, an unassuming group of
actors. I paced myself, and just-in-time, the light Cast an
umbra.
The feedback- blisters on my fingers... my search, recorded and
wary.



Cast of Characters (Windows)

This person is the director,
the background, the interrupter, and represents the space that the two other bodies (LEFT and RIGHT) are defined by.

This is the person who occupies
the left side of the stage. The character changes but there are
no specifics or necessary qualities.

This is the person who occupies
the right side of the stage.
Idk about stage right/left-I am talking about what the audience sees. This character is played by the same body for
the entire act and is loosely autobiographical.

This is the person who tends to
interrupt most. Their qualities and
actions vary-very much, but they have consistent intention.

This person is in the spot most
commonly returned to. They are able to take many voices and move up and down
smoothly.

This person takes the role of recorded
memory. They are speak brief interludes
of reminder and suggestive keys.

This person suggests formality,
importance, etc; a formatted piece of
information subconsciously affected by
the actions of the other characters.

Me Dia speaks or sings or dances. Me
puts on a chosen show.

This person enters and exits throughout
the act. They are a gossip in many ways, fluttering through the other actions.
They respond.

This is the person who we look for and
love to believe.


(Scene and Time) is a useless thing to mention here.




GREEN SCREEN BODY:



LEFT:



RIGHT:





BOOST:



HOME:



HISTORY:



DOCUMENT:




ME DIA:


BIRD:



FACT:



SETTING:











Scene 1
The stage is wherever (but here).

(Two characters, LEFT and RIGHT, enter the stage, on opposing sides. They stand beside each other, about 3
feet apart, and look at the audience, facing forwards)

                         LEFT
Do you have a picture
?
Take care .

                         RIGHT
picture

                         LEFT
When are u looking to start

                         RIGHT
Asap

                         LEFT
Ok give me 15 minutes while I get your application ready. Pay is twice. A month through Paypal start at
30 cents go up to 70 cents a min. Pay period is the first and 15th so you do have a few days to make
money. 70% is yours of what you make

Are you over 18

                         RIGHT
Yes

                         LEFT
Ok
Are you ready to do it now
                         RIGHT
Sure- do you need my email?

                         LEFT
Go to imlive.com scroll all the way down click oN HOST login.

Account: camgirlxxx03
Pass: imlive03

Complete all steps. If you need help let me know

                         RIGHT
Ok

                         LEFT
And when you take your profile snapshot which is step 8 please make sure ur fingers / hand are showing
thanks

(3 sec. pause)

Whatsup are you still doing step 5?

                         RIGHT
Working on it

                         LEFT
Ok
Whatsup are u almost done?

                         RIGHT
Ya just trying to get the administrative snapshot

                         LEFT
Kk

                         RIGHT
Ok done

                         LEFT
K give me a sec
Ok u need to redo the administrative snapshot make sure ur fingers hand are showing
Hands finger showing on both pics please

                         RIGHT
Ok did it

                         LEFT
Ok your approved. You can log back in once you click start
videochat you will be in an open room. Don’t show to much save
all that for private. Also you will have to make atleast 50$ by
The first and on every check to get paid minimum 50. And your
all set.
You can start working now if u want

                         RIGHT
Ok great, thanks

                         LEFT
Will you be working today?

                         RIGHT
If so it would be late tonight

                         LEFT
Ok

(3 second pause)

Hey I just swung by the room try to be a little bit more
reaviling maybe just loose the shirt leave bra on. Try to
attract the guests but don’t show it all. U know what I mean

                         RIGHT
Oo ok

                         LEFT
Ur doing good though u had a private for a while :)

                         RIGHT
Yeah lol

                         LEFT
And there is a button called set room to private don’t click
that. When you go into private it automatically closes but it’s
still open for paying customers to come in.

                         RIGHT
Ok I was wondering about that

                         LEFT
Or u can wear sexy stuff it’s up to u but you get the idea
U need 53 more minutes of private and you can start making the
60 cents. A min

(3 second pause)

Hey if you can’t work tonight I’m going to have to let you go .

(LEFT and RIGHT turn once slowly around in a circle back to original position)

                         LEFT
Haha, hey. You were in the “people you might know” section so I thought I’d friend you.

                         RIGHT
oh word

(LEFT walks off the frame and then comes back to same position.)

                         RIGHT
my lady I tried to rsvp for the halloween thing but it says its full. (sad emoji) Do you think theres a
chance some people won’t show and I’d be able to get in?

                         LEFT
(3 second pause)
Hay my luv, I’m sorry I got this too late. The party sucked anyway but nxt time txt me 561.846.3572

                         RIGHT
nono worries at all!! (heart) thank uu

(3 second pause)
                         LEFT
Seeing you is like being draped in the fucking finest cashmere. I really like the feeling xxxxxx

                         RIGHT
(RIGHT turns awayfrom LEFT, walks two steps, “reading to themself”)

(whispering, or a little quieter)

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Making Fun Of Man Diagnosed With HIV...whiskeyjournal...LEGIT. Actors of color get asked to “act more
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anyone that has a clip on webcam? *~ tryna make A game over here
~*....interested...temporarily….support...changed….i-D...You’ll need a wi-fi connection and lots of
glitter...molly soda’s internet spellbook can help you stop insta stalking your ex...and make you
appear more attractive...Righteous Jams- Green Eyes...Are you slowly turning into 18 year old me?


BACKSPACE


(LEFT and RIGHT spin around twice and then face each other)

                         LEFT
Seeing you is like being draped in the fucking finest cashmere. I really like the feeling xxxxx

                         RIGHT
<3 <3 <3 <3
seriously
<3
you are so special~
i am so happy i got to see you perform
it was so liquid
but with a brilliant tension

(LEFT and RIGHT spin around once slowly and go back to original positions)

                         RIGHT
sparkle. What up

                         LEFT
just wrapping up class in the city
wyd

also wrapping up a meeting
East village

                         LEFT
Hell ya
It’s cold
I’m gonna head home

                         RIGHT
It is cold
~where do you live?

                         LEFT
B stuy

                         RIGHT
coool
Me too

                         LEFT
I low key need a lot of weed if you have a lot of weed just lying around

                         RIGHT
Hahaha
i have what I think is a lot may not be up to ur par
It’s enough I think

                         LEFT
Lol I pass out off of spliffs and I’m not gonna take a pile of weed from you

moral of story- down to smoke a Lil

                         RIGHT
Hahah
Okk
Well
come to my roof or something or yours idk

                         LEFT
I don’t have a roof
but Ya come thru

(3 second pause

we went to bed at 6:00 am

                         RIGHT
holy fuckk
i don’t know how i woke up
I feel crazy

                         LEFT
i feel like how you do when you fall asleep in a vehicle and someone wakes you up to get out of it

(3 second pause)

                         RIGHT
hihi whatsup

                         LEFT
full transparency I met someone. Face Without Mouth.

                         RIGHT
lol no worries

(3 second pause)

                         LEFT
(LEFT walks off the frame and then comes back to same position.)

Hey. It’s me. So this party should be pretty rad. Gonna try and go mental if you wanna come :)

(3 second pause)

                         RIGHT
Hey! :) I don’t think I can make it anymore I’m sorry I have to work on a project due tomorrow

                         LEFT
No prob. I actually think it might be kinda cheesy… Good luck with your work :)

(3 second pause)

                         LEFT
Cold?

(3 second pause)

                         RIGHT
I’m sorry for the extremely delayed reply
But
Ha I’m Canadian
This not cold, it’s “lovely” autumn weather

                         LEFT
This is cold. I’m sleeping badly for some reason. Anyway if anyone scares you over
Paris stuff come to me I will protect you!!

                         RIGHT
...um

(3 second pause)

                         LEFT
Sorry. I say stupid shit when I’m tired, and I’m kinda a chronic insomniac.

(LEFT walks off the frame and then comes back to same position.)

                         LEFT
Hi! are you actually going to the thing at superchief tn or just Facebook going?

                         RIGHT
Hi lady! Gah, yes I think Facebook going? I would be down to go tho if you think it’s worth it

                         LEFT
I have to cover it for Vice but totally missed the art show. Grinning Face With Smiling Eyes.
I’m going down there now if you wanna meet me

                         RIGHT
Cool, where is it?

                         LEFT
Greenpoint. Come it would be great to see you!

                         RIGHT
That sounds good- I want to see you too. Let me see what is up I have to
meet up with my friend who is housing me to get keys

                         LEFT
cool let me know !

(3 second pause)

                         RIGHT
What’re you up to lady?
(3 second pause)

full transparency i want to make out with you

                         LEFT
you were really hot tonight I have no clue what making out is
She said non-ironically

(LEFT walks off the frame and then comes back to same position.)

                         RIGHT
Hihiii I want to come in but have no $$$
I have your water though!
I’m sorry! I hope you get your scoop hehe

                         LEFT
U need 10?

                         RIGHT
Yes but I am very sleepy so I don’t want to waste your $$$~ I may go home is that cool??

                         LEFT
Def see u Lara
Lata*

(LEFT walks off the frame and then comes back to same position.)

                         LEFT
#chill

                         RIGHT
#:)

                         LEFT
Ok lets rn

                         RIGHT
Nooooo thought u were telling me to chill
No no not down

                         LEFT
Lol I’m playing neither am i

                         RIGHT
Ha! ok

                         LEFT
Boy. Girl.
I Cherries best coast girl

                         RIGHT
U cherry best coast girl?

                         LEFT
Growing Heart.
*

                         RIGHT
Awe
I also luv her

(LEFT walks off the frame and then comes back to same position.)

                         LEFT
Ghost Ghost Ghost. BOO!! Sorry did I scare you?? Face With Tears of Joy Face With Tears of Joy
Face With Tears of Joy.it’s October Jack-o-lantern. Ghost. Skull. Smiling Face With Horns.
New Moon With Face. u kno what that means. Smirking Face Smirking Face. THOT-O-WEEN.
Cat face With Wry Smile. send this to 5 of ur
thottiest ghost bitches Face With Tears of Joy. Face With Stuck Out Tongue. if u get 5 back ur a thot
witch. Mouth. Eyes. but if u get 10 back ur the spookiest👻thot on the block.
Jack-o-lantern. Ghost. Alien. New Moon With Face. Frowning Face With Horns.Smiling Face With Horns.
Growing Heart. Caution. Scissors. Crystal Ball.Hundred Points Symbol.
Jack-o-lanternJack-o-lanternJack-o-lanternJack-o-lantern. Ghost Ghost.
Jack-o-lantern. Crystal Ball. Party Popper

(LEFT walks off the frame and then comes back to same position.)

                         RIGHT
Are you still at sacred?

                         LEFT
Nah laundromat
Wyd tn

                         RIGHT
Ooh ok
I have no cluuu

                         LEFT
Aight well lemme kno yo

                         RIGHT
What about u?

                         LEFT
Hmm dunno
I’m like do I stay in or go to a bar…

                         RIGHT
I feel uu
it’s cold

(3 second pause)

Party in the basement of happy fun later! Kind of a girl party ;)
Come

                         LEFT
The basement??
Girl party?

                         RIGHT
Yeah the basement
ugh really? like girls night
like The L Word
like LGBTQ w a capital L but not really just L
come on
get it together
kiss kiss

                         LEFT
LOL
R u drunkie

                         RIGHT
Ha no
I wish

                         LEFT
U at home?
Aloooo
If u plan on going let me know so I can mayb meet u there

                         RIGHT
No I just got to happyfun! Really early but i was at a gallery
and didn’t want to go home in between

                         LEFT
How is it? Who ya with

                         RIGHT
nobody here yet except me and her and the girl hostif and a few happy fun fam people But it’s super cute in the basement

                         LEFT
Ok on my way!
(3 second pause)
You should come over for dinner! We are grilling fish and making
margaritas! O wait u hate fish :/
But I scaled gut and filet it myself!!

                         RIGHT
Haha
Yes I am not into fish
What kind of fish

                         LEFT
Hehe uhh like a beautiful one
Some kind of white fish
Not salmon

                         RIGHT
Lolol
Beautiful little fish
How can u bear to eat the beauty
Droplet.

                         LEFT
:((
Fallen warrior

                         RIGHT
Omg. Purple Heart.
I love the pic
I’m in class til 6:30

(3 second pause)

                         LEFT
Wsup rn

                         RIGHT
Doin some writing

                         LEFT
Nah like later

                         RIGHT
Also will be writing
12 page fiction piece
Me drunk on the couch pretending I’m a real writer is what is happening later

                         LEFT
Miss u

(LEFT walks off the frame and then comes back to same position.)

                         RIGHT
(RIGHT turns away from LEFT, walks two steps, “reading to themself”)

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(RIGHT turns around to face LEFT)

                         LEFT
LOL

(LEFT crouches, then *pops* back up! to same position.)

I loved the video

(LEFT crouches, then *pops* back up! to same position.)

it was so fun

(LEFT crouches, then *pops* back up! to same position.)

soundcloud.com/lonely-samurai…

(LEFT crouches, then *pops* back up! to same position.)

Gud dm

(LEFT crouches, then *pops* back up! to same position.)

if you were to host a reading these days
where might you do it

(LEFT crouches, then *pops* back up! to same position.)

In a frozen pond

(LEFT crouches, then *pops* back up! to same position.)

^v nice.
The New York stock exchange trading floor

(LEFT crouches, then *pops* back up! to same position.)

LOL
amazing
i might turn that into a tweet

(LEFT crouches, then *pops* back up! to same position.)

Lol do it

(LEFT crouches, then *pops* back up! to same position.)

<3 gonna

                         RIGHT
a fenced in playground
no adults allowed- but,
;)
a wedding tent on top

                         LEFT
awwww miss u

                         RIGHT
(RIGHT turns away from LEFT, walks two steps, “reading to themself")

Home…..cookie…..tinder girl pretends to…..#ffffff @percoset ...doing
all my favorite coming down from adderall activities
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public…...soylent??....mm...free your body...wiki…(drink)...taste…”minimal”,
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omg

(RIGHT turns back around to face LEFT)

                         LEFT
I dig the hair

                         RIGHT
Heh thank u!

(LEFT walks off the frame and then comes back to same position.)

                         RIGHT
Sparkle.

                         LEFT
Hay :)
Lmao at your description

                         RIGHT
Hehe
How are you?

                         LEFT
Good! I’m trying to go this lesbian pool party at 6

                         RIGHT
oh whoa word
still happening with the storm?

                         LEFT
naw it got cancelled. we should do somethin

(LEFT walks off the frame and then comes back to same position.)

                         LEFT
you probably get this a lot but your beautiful

                         RIGHT
Smiling Face With Smiling Eyes.

                         LEFT
Your welcome what you up to

(LEFT walks off the frame and then comes back to same position.)

                         LEFT
Tap the link to download whisper: http://whisper.sh/download

(LEFT walks off the frame and then comes back to same position.)

                         LEFT
Hi bb
How r u
can we catch up here
I miss u

                         RIGHT
I was just thinking of you
How are you- how are you really? How is your trip?
I miss you a lot (Purple Heart)

                         LEFT
I am good, a little megh about school. But aren’t we all? You know.
Quarter life crisis-ing every other week. Crying one moment and then happy the next. C’est la vie. Jaha how r u darling
Excited to c u

(3 second pause)

                         RIGHT
I am stupid and pathetically will give the excuse of me being v v vvvvv drunk when u texted Friday. But I miss you so much. I know life- ca c’est bleu mais belle mais blue mais belle. Also always contradictory and confused I hope your trip to Minnesota has been wonderful
I talk of you to my family always
That’s probably weird. I have given up on hiding the weird parts of me
No embarassement ever except if I vomit.
Come cuddle when u back
Sparkle.
drunk

                         LEFT
You mean the world to me don’t be silly I love when you drunk text!!!! ^_*
I MISS U MORE I will :) duh!!
R u going back to school

(3 second pause

God damn it
I love you drunk
Want to go to silent barn too tonight !!?

                         RIGHT
Hahaha
Everything I said was also thought sober!
I just saw a sign that said
Yoga makes your sex life better

                         LEFT
Hahaha I fell asleep in my yoga class Wednesday night and after class my teacher asked “are you ok?”
I also have a shit of rice quinoa and pasta
Let’s cook it

                         RIGHT
Hahahahhahha amazing
hahaha
A shit of

                         LEFT
Ton of
Hahaha
(3 second pause)

                         RIGHT
performance is over but were Tryna figure out where to go

                         LEFT
Alright cool. What’s happening at friends and luvers!?

                         RIGHT
Some old school hip hop dance party

                         LEFT
Oh okay

                         RIGHT
Do you want to dance
My lady

                         LEFT
Omg I think I got the molly connect

                         RIGHT
Want to go to a party it is for queer people of colour
Yes! I have blow tho too

                         LEFT
I am queer person of color
where are u I am on my way to williamsburg to see Justin
Where is this party I have signal for one more stop
WHere???
address?
ok


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© 2015 Shireen Ahmed