This is a room is like a visit to a multiplex cinema. Leave the noise at the door.
We’re folded close upon each other. I can hear you scratching your arm and feel your breath on my skin. I’m uncomfortable but my eyes keep peering and my ears keep on heaving up your voices from the bottom of that smooth sea.
Repetition withered my inner liquids. A layer of skin crunched painfully when I heard the phrase, ‘Say I’m x years old, I’m not but …’ for the sixth time. I heard it more than ten times. It ached.
The formula grew heavy and thickened around my willingness, crushing my want to be supportive and fresh. Each individual was a multiplex of stories and emotions. Special mentions to everyone! Everyone piquant. Everyone relatable. A few performances and performers stood out to me, their stories more touching to me than others.
Massive, moving multiplex of stories or sticky budding branch in my hand, I crane my head-heavy neck over in the heat of you to listen to your request for more life, more time.
Emma for DRAFF
This is a room, written by Dylan Coburn Grey, directed by Veronica Coburn and performed by Dublin Youth Theatre, ran at Project Arts Centre as part of Dublin Theatre Festival until October 1st. Image: Aoife Herrity
Posted: 04 October 2017