We each read our papers. Little images of comfort, cozy rooms, baking bread, loved ones near. Homey images. We repeat some phrases, some words. Over and over. She seems a little enraptured, like we’re an orchestra that she’s conducting.
She turns to each of us in a little circle, slowly, then faster as we repeat. She’s humming a little, spinning.
We keep speaking. Should we stop? Not yet. She closes her eyes. Inhales. Spins.
And then she’s gone, slipping away past the garage, teacups clinking.
Home/Words, created for and performed at No There There, March 1, 2014.
By: Rebecca Longworth
Performer / Co-Creator: Emma Jaster
Text by: Emlyn Guiney, Judy & Ron Longworth, Rebecca Longworth, Sam Ricci, Ross Travis, and Marlene Yarosh.
Special thanks to Elizabeth Spreen, Hope Hutman, and Alicia Coombs.
More info here. Please contact Rebecca for a recipe to make your own Home/Words performance.