xxxxx_at_Piksel:/2007/ - A fictional event in three acts

Act 1: HARDWARE FL 12:00-16:00

Scene USF, a Black-Box space in Bergen

Life Coders

(approved Writer)
Me (Alan Smithee)

At Rise Description
(In Bergen, Norway in the USF Verftet at some point in time between 12pm and 4pm. The space is a black box space, 10m by 10m with seats taking up the other half of the space. There are long tables on three sides of the space and round ones in the middle. Some people are working on the long tables, other groups are working around the round tables and yet others are wandering around)

“What are they doing?”
“Not sure yet. That’s what we are here to decide”
"The question is, what are we doing?"

“We are writing a script"
"What for? A thriller?"
All I know is that it is for a 12 hour life coding event"
"What is life coding?"

"What are the cast doing now?"
"I don't know, I can't see. Can you?"

"Are you happy with the set?"
"Yes, its working ok, don't you think?"

"Maybe you are right - feel like something is missing..."
"What about the cast - aren't we writing a thriller? We need a detective and murderer."
"Was it a thriller? I thought we are writing a love story - between the hard and the soft"
"Thriller, love story - I am lost. I still think something is missing. Perhaps we need a break in the story, or a new element to take the story somewhere else. You, you haven't said anything for a while. Been rather quiet! What do you think? If you could add any twist to the story, what would it be?

Close Up on Hardware
"Are you alive?"
"Yes and you?"
"I have a question"
"What is your question?"
"What is hardware?"

"I don't know"
"And what is hard?"
"The question"
"What is hard?"
"Please repeat your question."
"What is hard?"
"Your question about what love is"

"hhm, love and hardware...what do you think?"


Glossary of Terms
Alan Smithee: fictional name taken by a playwright

Approved Writer: a writer who is trusted to produce a good script
At Rise Description: stage direction at the beginning of an act that describes what is on the stage at the rise of the curtain

Blackout: stage direction at the end of an act
Set: physical elements that are arranged to create a sense of place