Play Title: Bare Spaces
Author: Angela Emurwon
Publisher: Center for Sustainable Practice in the Arts
Anthology: This play is part of a collection entitled, Where is the Hope? Edited by Chantal Bilodeau
Primary Discipline: Environmental
Source Texts: N/A
Character Breakdown: One character of unspecified gender
Setting: A chair/stool in an empty space
Time Period: Present day
Synopsis of Play: The speaker addresses and greets the audience as he/she enters the stage. He /she is humbled by the presence of those in the audience that are regulars to his/her talks or even to the newcomers. The speaker describes a woman who walks the forest alone and talks to trees, he/she discusses a little girl and her brother who drink water from a community jug on the side of the road, and he/she also discusses his/her grandmother who found out that only seven people rule the affairs of our world.He/she then, greets each of them. The speaker describes our lonely world,filled with symbols of loneliness. He/she believes that plastic bottles and soda cans left on the side of roads as pollution are proof of our loneliness.The speaker argues that we should laugh and be together in union to shape our lives in the proper way. In order to save the world, we must come together.
First Performance Date: This short play was originally performed for the Climate Change Theatre Action 2017; exact date is unknown.
First Producer: Climate Change Theatre Action 2017
Performance History: This short play has been performed at various venues across the world as a part of the Climate Change Theater Action 2017.
Biography of Author: Angella Emurwon (Uganda) is an award-winning playwright, stage director, and filmmaker. Her first full-length play, Strings, was selected to open the 2017 Kampala International Theatre Festival. Strings received dramatic readings at the 2014 Kampala International Theatre Festival and at the 2015 PEN World Voices International Play Festival. When she is not dreaming and writing in small-town Toronto, she is a screenwriting mentor for the Maisha Film Labs (East Africa) and a willing odd-jobs doer. [Taken from Where is the Hope? By Chantal Bilodeau].
Entered By: Jake Caracciolo