Mona Mansour

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IN THE OPEN

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PRODUCTION HISTORY

Waterwell’s Professional Performing Arts School

In the Open was commissioned by Arian Moyaed /Waterwell NYC for its high school program, and performed by the students at Professional Performing Arts School, NYC, spring 2017.

Directed by: James Dean Palmer. Sets and Projections Design: Simon Harding. Lighting Design: Oona Curley. Costume Design: Deanna Frieman. Sound Design: Emily Auciello

Movement: Myah Shein

Cast: Elyana Aronow, Mikaela Bantum, Dylan Burke, Chloe Crawford, Victor Felix, Lila Gould, Samantha Kohlbrecher, Tarina Milo, Thalia Monserrate, Gabriella Pisapia, Miranda Ranghelli-Duran, Ariel Roldan, Mariela Saver, Jackson Stenborg, Destiny Thomas, Nicole Topchishvili

EXCERPT

THEA
People don’t understand language, they don’t understand how to listen.

TOWNE
I’m listening, watch me listen. Claire knows I listen.

SOFIA
(from another table) Can you all be quiet?

CAM
Yeah come on. She trusted us to work.

THEA
Seriously. If Cam’s saying to shut up, you should. She never says anything.

CAM
Yes I do. I do.

TOWNE
Okay then, “Cam has spoken.” THE SCHOLARSHIP KIDS HAVE SPOKEN.

CAM
I’m not saying it that way. I just don’t want to get in trouble.

TOWNE
We don’t get “ in trouble” here! We have open and honest “discussions” about our choices.

THEA
Dude, shut up! Take a hint.

ANNA
No emotional intelligence.

TOWNE
Why is everybody bitching me out?

THEA
Don’t call me a bitch. Do not call me a bitch.

CAM
Don’t call her a bitch!

TOWNE
I didn’t!

THEA
It’s definitely not a good time for a white guy to be calling a woman a bitch.