Pppeeeaaaccceee

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Coach House Books, 2003 - Drama - 141 pages
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Writer/director Darren O'Donnell is known for his angry, hilarious, bizarre, intellectually challenging and theatrically rich presentations like Who Shot Jacques Lacan?, Boxhead and the award-winning White Mice. His newplay, pppeeeaaaccceee, opened in January as a part of the Six Stages International Festival, and will be remounted at Theatre Passe Muraille in fall 2004. It is a vast and mesmerizing glide through Life and Power. The play is set in Ephemeral; three people firmly floating chat - in O'Donnell's inimitable style - about the revolution. Which revolution? Good question. A gently aggressive meditation, pppeeeaaaccceee examines our being, asks us what we're doing and reminds us that there are monsters in here. With numerous photos and with contributions by the actors, technical staff and producer, pppeeeaaaccceee is more than just a play script - it is a document of the process of creating such a remarkable piece of alternative drama. This edition also contains O'Donnell's manifesto on theatre. Peace. Say it slow, stretch it out, make it last forever.
 

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Contents

A Foreword
9
The Actors on pppeeeaaaccceee
121
Even a Broken Clock Occasionally
135
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About the author (2003)

Darren O'Donnell is a novelist, essayist, playwright, director, designer, performer and the artistic director of Mammalian Diving Reflex. His most recent books include a novel, Your Secrets Sleep With Me, and Social Acupuncture: A Guide to Suicide, Performance and Utopia. Previously published drama includes Inoculations (which contains White Mice, Over, Who Shot Jacques Lacan?, Radio Rooster Says That's Bad) and pppeeeaaaccceee. Through Mammalian Diving Reflex, he stages interventionist performance art, including Haircuts by Children, Slow Dance with Teacher, Ballroom Dancing and the Children's Choice Awards.

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