Sunday, February 25, 2007

capitalism, Grannies, political plays

Business theory and practice has gone from "profit
from providing goods, services, and employment for the benefit of the
community" to "profit, period". ...Money laundering, outsourcing, fake "charities" that hire relatives
or politicians as staff & consultants, subcontractors who hire
illegal immigrants, bribes, biased science-for-hire, pyramid scheme
accounting... we've developed an economy that rewards and admires
Great Predators.

Where are the plays that address this?

No American who can afford the price of a theatre ticket wants to hear it! No actor, who lives on optimism, voice-overs, and table scraps, wants to perform agitprop. I'm getting too old and it's too bloody cold to do Street Theatre!
I've got a snappy little 10 minute play about the maternity wear chain that fires employees who get pregnant that I've been sending around. Guess where the theatre is that found the script on my web site and finally did the premiere? Uganda!
I am at work on a Raging Granny play -- Social Security can free a body to make a fuss. Probably why the Administration is determined to gut and cut SS.

On Feb 26, 2007, at 12:33 PM, Robert/Marjory lehan wrote:

GH: sounds like the outline of an upcoming Hortonwork. Bob L

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Blogger YS said...

Hi Geralyn,

Where are the plays that address this?"

They are on TV. All the time, almost twenty four-seven.

I am not being a smart ass, but people who can't afford theatre tickets can sit down on a Sunday Night and watch, (on network television no-less,) Family Guy, American Dad and the Simpsons and they can probably see everything you mention skewered satirically.

As far as Live Action, the three year series Arrested Development dealt expertly with all of these concerns.

2:13 PM  

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