Mercury II project
written by John San Nicolas
What began as a writing exchange with Barbie Wu quickly evolved into a full-length play comprised of a dozen (so far) short plays related to the hustle that is working in the entertainment industry. Written for a cast of entirely BIPOC (for lack of a better term) actors, the script calls for each of these actors to play multiple characters, including actors, directors, stage managers, P.A.s, dates, ghosts, NFL quarterbacks, teenagers, and unemployment operators. A mercifully short 66 pages, the longest play is, like, 9 pages and that is the one about vampire scientists from the future who send a ball of duct tape back in time to get a message to Hollywood action film director Zack Snyder. So, I don’t know, you should probably just sit in your PJs with a hot or cold drink and listen to these incredible actors read it. And, relax. It’s not about you.