PLAY #98: THE WRITING ON THE WALL (MARCH 8)

A wall.

CHANGE is drawing in red letters.

CLIMATE watches, smoking a cigarette.

 

CHANGE writes: DENY ME AND BE DOOMED.

 

CHANGE looks at CLIMATE, exits.

 

CLIMATE finishes cigarette, exits.

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PLAY #15: THE DIFFERENCE

A deflated tent at the Lima Climate Summit.

Huge, like a fallen cloud.

Drafts of the Lima Climate Action Plan rest in the folds of the tent.

 

CLIMATE and CHANGE (from play #11) are onstage

CLIMATE sits, tries to turn some of the drafts into a blanket.

But the paper isn’t warm enough.

 

CLIMATE tries to makes some of the drafts into a paper boat.

But there isn’t enough paper.

 

CLIMATE rips paper into small pieces.

 

CLIMATE

ah

I lament.

I ache.

 

Meanwhile, CHANGE bounds across the tent.

Picks up pieces of paper and turns them into paper airplanes.

 

CHANGE

I get.

I get!

I get!!!

 

CHANGE sends paper airplanes into the audience, airplane after airplane, until there is no paper for CLIMATE to rip.

PLAY #11: CLIMATE & CHANGE (DEC 11)

CLIMATE and CHANGE at a bar.

CHANGE knocks back a couple of shots of a dark liquid.

Possibly Guinness, possibly oil.

 

CHANGE is all be-suited energy.

CLIMATE is an older soul.

They drink together.

 

CLIMATE

Lima?

CHANGE

Lame-a!

CLIMATE

Ha.

 

CLIMATE drinks.

 

CLIMATE

I lament.

CHANGE

I manage.

CLIMATE

Mate…

CHANGE

Eh?

CLIMATE

Melting…

 

CHANGE drinks.

 

CHANGE

Ah, neglect!

CLIMATE

Mate…

CHANGE

Let me hang.

CLIMATE

Ice-melt!

CHANGE

A cliché.

CLIMATE

Heat-gain!

CHANGE

Meh.

CLIMATE

The gleam!

CHANGE

Mate.

I am change.

I am elegant.

Let me hang.

CLIMATE

Mate…

Calm the ice.

CHANGE

I hate calm.

 

CHANGE drinks.

 

CLIMATE

I can heal.

 

CHANGE stops drinking.

CHANGE looks at CLIMATE.

A crackle in the air.

 

CHANGE

Teach me.