DAY 1Nov 15 2018
DAY 2Nov 16 2018
DAY 3Nov 17 2018
DAY 4Nov 18 2018
DAY 5Nov 19 2018
Well I am an expert back of scooter rider now and I'm getting there with the riding a scooter I even rode home in the dark about 4km with chotu on the back which is cool however I'm gonna skip the vaccine for now until it is easier to get hold of, as I have to find a pharmacy that stocks the vaccine and take it to a doctor to inject me, I rode all the way to mapusa public hospital all for nothing and then to soliem and to arambol and we walked up and down the beach and i had my first fresh coconut which was amazing i feel a little worse for wear as i didnt sleep last night, anyway tomorrow we move into the new place and after it is all sorted i shall be making tracks in my development and sim card shall also be working by then, so i can start on my 365 days of circus, as well as writing out the plans for a mango proposal and some prelim work for the ngo thing, second will be to sort the garden space to make it good to spin fire rope dart in, and teach the local kids some drama games to improve my clown skills. anyway so many plans and today i got next to nothing done considering. as a side not I'm a big fan of all the street animals, there are so many street cows, beach dogs, cats, chickens pigs and goats it's definitely odd to have to watch out for cows in the road on the scooter at night
DAY 8Nov 22 2018
DAY 10Nov 24 2018
today was a chilled out day i didnt sleep to well and had many odd dreams, mostly fears and hopes but i did get fuel and meet a fellow fire spinner, i also had a bbq with a chicken that was alive minutes before we bought it oh and i got my ears cleaned on the beach, cleansed my crystals stsrted my planking and headstand practice and wrote a self care list, this evening i watched purfume which was an interesting film i didnt get much circus in today so i guess i can spend the morning reading and as time goes on ill collate and put together the different drama games to build my characters, just need a clown partner, oh well, i feel like my trip to hempi on sunday will be nice ill rent a scooter and return to the house the day after. i am enjoying life in goa but i still miss my nearest and dearest. ive started to write more and more which is good considering im supposed to be working on my play.
i am and i have another niggling project, a rough idea that i spent a whild wittling out a while ago that i need to put into a different format and get a to do list that doesnt annoy me, i know colour note does the same but i need a different app... anyway im just procrastinating before sleep.
DAY 11Nov 25 2018
DAY 13Nov 27 2018
DAY 14Nov 28 2018
DAY 15Nov 29 2018
DAY 16Nov 30 2018
DAY 18Dec 02 2018
DAY 19Dec 03 2018
DAY 21Dec 05 2018
today i made a spannish omlette and woke up about 9 and read in bed for a bit, and still feeling tired i made lemon and ginger coffee, cooked a spanish omlette and a softened veg curry on the side for me and chotu packed lunch and got on my ped and went to the eye of buddha for a bit, went through a load of music go pick a song i settled on koto by clozee for now but i do like others its just for me that song has so much flow so sorry charlie. i also rewrote my play on the notes for the first time and sent it to people so i hope it will be recieved well, as there will be clarifications and criticisms to take on board if you want to see it it is pasted below. anyway i met tanya and went to sweetlake to practice after hydrating properly, and finishing one of my main tasks, we practiced span fire and i went to smoke with sherif and took him to totem on my scooter, i met the people there that fire spin and im going to go to their space to do some fire spinning and teach them some things, next stop costume that is ninja cool to wear and covers my skin, and after that i ended up chilling in rockiz with tanya and some others and talking a bit, met with laurain too as the party had a crap vibe and she wanted to smoke a j with me, from the other night, anyway im quite proud of my play...
A script that's not my own
Act 1 the disarray
Scene 1 the symbolic realm:
The scene is set with four shelves running diagonally to the front of the stage so the audience can see between each one and there is another shelf at the back to the stage left to create an area for the protagonist to start, there is a checkout to stage right where stands a checkout person.
Scene opens with the protagonist sat on the ground stage left amongst a pile of random largish objects that's are different primary colours, they start to organise the items onto the shelves until they seem relatively content, then the rest of the scene get a lit as if it were a supermarket and there is now the chorus messing with the order of things, shopping and coming into the protagonists isle, moving things around and generally putting things into bags to in order to head to the check out.
The protagonist is flitting between reorganizing this new space and their space, and trying to do some shopping the chorus are doing much the same but either avoiding or getting in the way of the protagonist then heading to the checkout to exit stage right, the protagonist is showing more and more tension as the scene develops and the scene ends with the protagonists forced interaction with the checkout staff, think no eye contact and no personal contact at all and puts money on the checkout before looking back at the mess of the scene and exiting swiftly, there are supermarket noises going on over the speaker and the cost of the item is said also over the speaker and not by the character.
Scene 2 a script that's not my own:
The scene is set with all of the shelves pushed to the back of the stage, a stage to stage right. There are stacks of manuals, books, scripts and paper stacked on the shelves and tables that are across the middle of the stage
The scene opens to a busy coffee shop the chorus are sat around the space at the tables on the stage, the lighting is daytime. The protagonist enters the cafe and from this time there is an audible din coming over the speakers of people speaking in different languages getting louder and louder, my protagonist tries to sit with a group but they blank them, they then look through one of the books and tries again this time with a different group the chorus change position, every few minutes or so interacting with each other, but not with the protagonist, the protagonist gets more and more frustrated as the chorus treat them with indifference to avoidance, as the protagonist gets more frustrated they go from placing the books back to throwing books and manuals that haven't worked to one side. As the scene progresses the protagonist starts to trash the place grabbing stacks of paper and throwing them all over the stage, then starts to kick over the tables and chairs. As this happens some of the chorus avoid them and tidy up, some of them leave the stage the rest of the chorus hold the protagonist still and one member slaps them on the head with a newspaper and then the chorus holding them carries them out of the space. Lights out.
Scene 3 sensory overload
The scene is set with all of the shelves pushed to the back of the stage and the books manuals and papers on the shelves, the stage to stage right has instruments on it. And at back stage left there are decks and a stack of speakers. And the tables in the middle are reset. There is still detritus from the previous scene and there are piles of powder paint bought into the scene as the band plays on newspapers and that are placed about the stage and on the stage stage.
The scene opens at daylight light in and the chorus are still sorting out the mess from the previous scene as some of the chorus file in to sit at the tables and stand at the shelves, the sound coming over the speakers is the same mismatch of conversations but this time it gets louder and louder until it reaches a high volume. As my protagonist enters they sit with people and try to make sense of the interactions around them, as the scene develops a band comes on stage and starts to play as the lights turn down to gig levels, when the music becomes polyrythmic and the band kicks the powder paints off the stage the chorus push the tables to one side and start to dance now it's a lively gig venue and there are more and more chorus added to the stage throughout the scene, the protagonist starts to get into the scene as the band kicks piles of powder paint off the stage, the lights drop to low think rave scene and flashing coloured lights the band keeps playing and now the dj starts playing a mix of the samples from the scenes, the gibberish and other languages getting mixed as samples with the polyrhythmic music the sounds all getting mixed together until they make breakcore. By this point the chorus are going crazy flinging powder paint and confetti cannons, they're putting on and wearing masks and costumes and changing with other chorus members as they appear throughout the club scene until no one is recognisable anymore. The protagonist then gets wrapped in cling film and tied up by the chorus, as the music turns into breakcore and the flashing strobes different light and paint dust still in the air, with a spotlight strobing on the protagonist who is full of tension but unable to move as they're being cling filmed to themselves and tied to the spot. When the wrap is done the music stops suddenly the chorus leave and the protagonist is left tied up centre stage tied with a spotlight on them as they lie down exhausted and confused the scene ends lights out.
End scene end of act 1
Act 2: at your own pace:
Scene 1: the othering:
The scene is set with costume pieces around the stage.
The scene opens with low light on the protagonist who has their arms cut out only to be taped to crutches by the chorus, they then have stilts added to their feet and get other costume bits added to them until it is only their face that isn't covered all manner of things have been added to them to change they're shape, then have them get covered by a cape/animal skin, and wings are added as the chorus members add things to the character they exit the stage and chorus members dressed as animal tamers come on stage as this jim Henson esque protagonist gets lead off stage.
Scene 2 diagnosis,
The scene is set with a desk back centre stage.
Chorus lead back on the protagonist in costume, the spotlight is on them still they're lead to the centre of the stage and tied down, there is distorted speech on the speakers that goes into recognisable speech welcoming in the protagonist to the doctors office, it then explains the different symptoms of autism and the different difficulties experienced by the protagonist scene by scene so far, going on to explain the biomedical view of autism and culminating with how autists feel that autism is a set of differences within the neuro diverse set of mental differences, and most of the world is made for the neuro typical there is space for finding your pace and place within the world,
So while this is being said over the speakers, the chorus remove all of the pieces of costume leaving only the wings and the ropes as the scene gradually gets lit to the doctors office the protagonist then shakes the hand of the doctor and leaves by being taken off the scene in the air by the ropes.
Scene 3: coping within the disarray:
The scene is set like the first scene but changes to the third scene. By the checkout being replaced by a stage and instruments on stage left and at the rear the speakers and the dj is be in added,
The scene starts with our protagonist in their space again lights only on that area this time they navigate the spaces in the first act well they then leave the supermarket as the cafe scene get a created behind them, the protagonist enters the cafe stage left and meets some friends and interacts with them and the bands starts as the scene changes into a busy gig venue, as the protagonist navigates this scene dancing around with their friends and the lights go down again this time joining in with the dancing and the costumes and the breakcore this time still mixed with different samples from the play. The lights and music slow and stop and the chorus exit the stage taking things with physical goodbyes like handshakes and hugs. There is a bed wheeled on stage to the area that was the protagonists bedroom as the chorus close them in with shelves and they walk towards it, and everyone leaves the stage the lights turned low as the protagonist gets into bed. lights off.
Done for now, any improvements, things to clarify, additional information, formatting issues or anything else as this is my first attempt at writing a play.
Also if you know a good guide for the format to a stage show script that would also be very useful
yeah so next part review and revise