Jun 29, 2011

What Do These Have in Common?

Good Person of Szechuan by Bertolt Brecht
The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams
Unforgettable Elephants PBS Nature Series
Whistler’s Mother” Season 1 Episode 20 Arrested Development

  • a man in uniform
  • tobacco
  • a song
  • a crappy job
  • a body part that doesn’t work right
  • a home with too many inhabitants
  • an epilogue
  • price tags


The above (Joan Baez’s 1968 recording of “Tears of Rage”) and the photo below.

Give up? These are disparate "ingredients" of a Paula Vogelian bake-off centered on the theme of "the Matriarch" that Clubbed Thumb has concocted for its Biennial Commission.

Deadline is Sept. 1. Playwrights, start your engines!

1 comment:

Victoria said...

Ok so I'm somewhat familiar with the Vogel bake-off. Might be a dumb question, but do ALL of these "ingredients" have to be included in the play literally? I mean, these are such extremely specific things. Wow.