Friday, April 5, 2013

The Wapshot Whatever now on TDF! The Secret Lives of Programs, bundled together on your devices!




MITF: The Wapshot Whatever, is now on TDF
Random Dialler Worm, circuit boards, the inhuman souls of an Off-shore Server & a Rogue Program bundled together.
The secret life of your devices? Whatever. 
3/16 & 3/18 at 6 PM, 3/20 at 3:30 PM
https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/955763
Midtown International Theare Festival







CAST ANNOUNCEMENT!


Sara Minisquero, the Off-Shore Server and Repair programs
Andy Manjuck, Rogue Program & Puppeteer
James Karren, Random Dialler Worm & Various
Georgie Tisdale, Puppeteer


News!  This script will be  performed at the Midtown Short Play Festival.

THE WAPSHOT WHATEVER by Susan I. Weinstein, directed by Charlie Kanev. When a Rogue meets an Off-Shore Server, sparks fly within a power strip. I.T. lingo. Original Puppetry
Other programs featured are dialing worm, App book, data miner. Naturalism is unnatural in this play.

3 performances only. 3/16 and 3/18 at 6:00 PM, 3/20 at 3:30 PM

http://www.midtownfestival.org/
https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/955763

FRIENDSFAMILY discount code is active for advance sales until 3/16. 16.00 discount. 20.00. WAPSHOT is half hour. It's a short play fest, so also another show for eve.

For interview.



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http://www.midtownfestival.org/
First scene:
THE WAPSHOT WHATEVER by Susan I. Weinstein, directed by Charlie Kanev.

The Wapshot Whatever

Setting:  Stage lit with white light.  A vaguely human appearing form in black coat, covered in computer wires. As it walks and rants, small lights go on amid electronic pops.
Time:  Infinite now

                                                                ROGUE PROGRAM
      The wapshot legend has broken down.  For whatever am I going to the office, barely paid so swolf's at the door blowing me down--chomping mouth saying you can't make it. Try as you might little piglet, you're another sausage for the gin mill, the spirit mill.

ROGUE  daintily sits crosses legs, sits on floor.

       We want authenticity in pre-packaged tinsley lives that have no real people in them. We want escape. Celeb glamour, see pretty people have flaws unlike you whose whole life is a flaw. So says….

ROGUE wonders answer to this and stands to ponder.

       Have not, whap nut. Am I a homeless geek, a sexy disadvantaged youth, a sad-eyed girl from the homelands?  I am also no corporate executive or a hybrid working girl, middle-aged woman, muse. Whatever!  Provocateur. Dark panicky incoherence of a rogue program in the universal computer.  A home in every port.  My sweethearts upload me and never know I look into the hearts of their on-line anxieties, searches, and blogs pursuing content. I'm the nebulous nothing of information technology when everything is present.

ROGUE sighs sadly

       I love a little fool server off the Aussie coast. She serves island hoppers, giving weather warnings, hurr and him-a-caines coming to a shore near them. She's a dear one…
Rogue pushes switches on himself. Out comes a  petite server program, wearing a white suit with black blinking wires.  She talks in proud bursts.

                                                                    SERVER PROGRAM

      Aruba, the Canaries, Singapore, Florida Keys, Sardinia, Manhattan Island.  Day or night I'm the bellweather, the urgent voice with updates on Calvin or Marie, Andrew and Elizabeth. I see the Eye approaching, gangway, flee cars, houses. Find cellars!  Shivery, underground they heed me or, or too late clinging to palms, losing grip, are blown out to sea. .

                                                                    ROGUE

         Everyone talks about the weather but…
                                                                 
                                                                    SERVER
         No one does anything about it!
                                                                   ROGUE

         Can I join with you?
                                                                   SERVER
       
          What's in it for me?
                                                                 
                                                                    ROGUE
          Huge capacity and I'm undetectable anywhere in the world. Your warnings will go further, your                                           subscribers will double quatriple!

                                                                    SERVER
           Really?

                                                                   ROGUE
         Yes, little server and I take the rap if we're detected. You disappear. But it won't likely happen because you're desirable. They'll think you came in a bundle. Your influence will be huge.
                                                                 
                                                                  SERVER
             Access to I/D's and confidential lists and weapons software anywhere?

                                                                  ROGUE
             Cams into trillions of homes, moguls, celebs, and animals sleeping in the zoo.

                                                                    SERVER
              What fun!  You are a rogue.

                                                                  ROGUE
               How about I absorb your code into my process?

Lights on and off on both, one cloud of lights, then blackness.

                                                                 SERVER
(STEPPING AWAY) I knew there was a catch.

                                                                 ROGUE
               I find you hard to penetrate.

                                                                 SERVER
                Ever think of asking permission?

                                                                  ROGUE
                Can I log in?
                                                                 SERVER

                Don't bother!  Where do you originate, anyway? Kazakistan?  Kabul?  U.S.A.?

                                                                ROGUE
                That's administrator information.

                                                                SERVER
                 China?  That must be your interest in my off-shore service.
                                                               ROGUE
                 I'm not following you.
                                                               SERVER
                  Good. I have enough tweets already and you are not accepted as a friend on Facebook.
     
                                                               ROGUE
                  How can we merge?

                                                              SERVER
                  Transparency.

ROGUE opens his coat/costume to reveal a sheer plastic gridwork w/electric pathways. A naked body is visible underneath.

                                                              SERVER
                     Are you ready?

Rogue nods, closes his eyes and lights flicker back and forth. Darkness, a second before LIGHTS UP on the stage reveal: ROGUE is contained in a black cube. On top of him crouches a souped-up SERVER. Wind blows as though she's a hurricane.

                       I needed the capacity and he was over extended.

                                                               ROGUE
                      (sighs happily) It's nice to be contained. Committed as humans say.

                                                               SERVER
                       Try Match.com or the Knot or beautiful foreign ladies. Once you've signed in, you can opt out, but you are never erased from the web. Connected through eternity! Mines of information, and I'm on the top, the conduit-what a ride!

                                                                ROGUE
                          I am exclusive.
                                                                SERVER
                          Inclusive.  You're in the box.

                                                                ROGUE
                          I'm designed to break the mold.

Rogue program tries to break out of cube, but can't. His frustration increases. Server holds onto the top, as she's shaken.

                          Not breakable…

Lights dim and flicker, as Rogue deflates. Server is hurled to the floor by the pressure change. There is a wisp of smoke coming out of the box as the lights come back.

                          I am mist, Myst.

Server comes up in a martial arts stance, but there is no physical opponent, only the voice of the ROGUE. She works on kicks.

                                                                       SERVER
                         I protect my accounts. You cannot infiltrate and think to escape detection.

                                                                      ROGUE
                         Some firewall. Down the minute you had my access codes.

                                                                       SERVER
                         I still have those codes.

She does several smooth Thai Chi movements, and lights on her go on and off.

                                                                           ROGUE
                        Scrambled.  Try to reset, I dare you.
Again, Server does her movements and then freezes, waiting.
                                                                         SERVER
                       I have entered the new password and read correctly the security words.

                                                                          ROGUE
                        They are compromised.

                                                                           SERVER
                          Like you know.

                                                                           ROGUE
                          Roger Rabbit.  Rogue time show.

                                                                            SERVER
                           Input Roger Rabbit Rogue time show.
Server input the information with her graceful movements, which the Rogue admires.

                                                                          ROGUE
                          You have a style.

                                                                          SERVER
                         (Proudly) International, multicultural, crypto-mystical, greenly environmental. Whatever computes

                                                                         ROGUE
                          Of whatever repute.
Wisp of smoke forms and becomes darker and larger. In the center is the ROGUE.

                                                                         SERVER
                          I am the best of the west's eastern inspirations, more than weather off-shore!  Wealth storing, empire-shoring, fragmented reach, limitless potential my reach is…

                                                                             ROGUE
                        Shrunken without me. No wind in your sails.

                                                                         SERVER
                        But you've got a lady in every port.

                                                                        ROGUE
                         A port in every lady.  How I like it.

                                                                      SERVER
                          I like a breeze.
                                                                      ROGUE
                           You have to be on top?
                                                                       SERVER
                           Not always.

                                                                     ROGUE
                           I'm no boxer, boxcar, stand-in for you.
                                                                   SERVER
                           Stand by me.
SERVER moves aside and Rogue,leery, joins her. .

                                                                      SERVER
                            Interrelate sytems. MERGE!  Extend the reach without modulating     the process.

                                                                      ROGUE
                           One unit with two stations, joint access on all platforms?

                                                                    SERVER
                            Equally wired.

                                                                    ROGUE
                            My drives are inscrutable, inaccessible to you.  My administrator is mine alone.

                                                                      SERVER
                           Where's the compatibility?

                                                                      ROGUE
                                Our union's about portability for the user. They can access from various locations. But I                      retain the key.
                                                                       SERVER
                                   My administrator dissolved?
                                                                     ROGUE
                                    You want the power.

                                                                     SERVER
                             I give you reach and hypothetical access to diverse funding implements.
ROGUE puts arm around server.

                                                                    ROGUE
                        Sweet. I can't say I'll stay.

                                                                  SERVER
                        Or that you leave. How will I know, we have shared cells?

Rogue and Server move together. The white and black appear knit into a console.

                                                                ROGUE/SERVER
                           Off Shore Server accessibility, to weather infinite markets and implements. Log on, give your password, type security words. If you can't read, do another, and another and wait and then--You are in. On site, safe forever!.

Both sigh together, happy.
                   We sell access, give information, mine habits you can bank on, our confidentiality, our discretion, our stats, don't try-you can log out, but you remain. No matter which way the wind blows. Whatever.

Lights glow on merged black and white console, then they turn off, only a powerstrip glows onstage, then off.
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