FAILURE IS A FEELING THAT EXIST LONG BEFORE IT COMES
A family drama.
Mother earth: have a deep voice and sometimes growls.
Ticks: (teenage boy role) sings everything through opera.
Director: empty voice sits on a horse and directs Mother earth and Ticks.
Mother earth believed she was undefeatable, but she did not catch up with industrialisation. She is in deep trauma, she feels rotten inside and like a bad mother because all her children got stuck in puberty. This made her evil. To her defense she says: It’s easy to be evil when you are in pain. She wears ripped up jeans, she says she is suffering poorly but actually she is very rich. She has rich clothes. Ticks are sent out by Mother earth to make humans suffer. It’s a revenge for all the shit and trouble they are causing her. Ticks transfer bacteria via the intestinal gut and saliva which happens in the blood sucking. The smell of blood makes them go crazy.
Often the Ticks feel objectified by Mother Earth cos she dont give a shit about the Ticks emotions, she just wants to use their great body muscles capacity to hunt. Ticks are never personalised. This enforces their feeling of victimhood as they can not be part of any sort of identity politics. Others say about the Ticks: Oh they spread so fast, there is a Ticks epidemic going on. Don’t go out in the woods. Don’t sit in the grass. Don’t leave your house.
Rapid scenes / monologues are interrupted by the director that sits on a horse. Director presents the name of each scene. Mother Earth and Ticks are floating in and out through character.