VICIOUS AND VULGAR Performed at Broadway Performance Hall, October 12th, 2013
In V&V, playwrights Scott and Luhrs re-imagine the author Arthur Conan Doyle and wonder aloud: what would he think of all of the fan fiction, cosplaying, and conventions happening in today’s world? A grumpy and abrasive re-animation, Doyle manifests Holmes and Watson in modern, female forms in attempts to prove to his audience that they have wasted their time. This play explores characters, themes, and relationships in Doyle’s classics― all with a contemporary twist (with the help of Granada Holmes and a certain mouse detective, of course).
Creators Alison and Sammy will be doing a livechat tomorrow (4/5/14) at 1PM EST to answer questions about this piece. Send questions to theshescott, itriedthatonceitwasabadmove, or tag your questions #vicious and vulgar
We all strive to be original Don’t want to be called out on a cliché Some feel shame in writing more of the same But baby that’s not the way I like what I like, and I don’t feel bad That my favorite stories have always had—
Sex pollen, I’m fallen’ in love Clothes-sharing fits me like a glove Folks that keep talking in their sleep While they huddle for warmth to survive, I’m dreaming of Mistletoe kisses for the holiday season And getting fake-married for a stupid reason I’ve read it before but I just want more Call them contrived but the tropes keep the fandom alive
Biology or some ritual Means they must have sex so they don’t die A magic spell turns someone into a kitten Then a potion makes them unable to lie A soul-bond, and now they’re in each other’s minds My favorite fics always wind up having
You can go Harlequin or to a coffeeshop Or back to high school with the genders swapped Make them meet online, make them suffer and pine And if you’re feeling bold, maybe Make a man have a baby
…I’m unoriginal to my very core
Give me slaves in collars, a little h/c Hookers, strippers, bartenders, or all three Kinky wings, heat cycles and everything Familiar and sweet, make my life complete with Practice kissing turning friends lovers, Awkward boners between step-brothers Truth or Dare, spin the bottle, photographers in love with models It’s contrived but the tropes make me feel alive
LaNola Stone’s concept was to make “fashionesque images” of the longest in residence at the dog pound near her home (some dogs had been there over six months). She specifically asked for the dogs that were the “least likely to be adopted” and took their portraits to represent them with personality, youth and “edge” in order to aid their adoption. All the dogs included in the series were adopted.