Sunday, April 10, 2011

Script Done...time to memorize...the script is inside.

Geez the last time I blogged was Feb 21, 2011.

Holy crap that's been a long time. Well I guess I should give you guys a little update on my one man show.' it goes.

I finish the scripted. Feel free to read it.

Therapy by Tully Bertorelli
·         Doctor Craven Moorehead – Smart, intelligent, know it all, the listener most of the time. Most of the time referred to as Doc.
·         Warren Peace – Patient, multiple personality disorder. Goes to Therapy every day.
·         Narrator – Appears in the beginning of the play and the end.
·         Chorus – Jumps in during Time Warp number
The setting takes place during a therapy session.
A figure walks out to the stage and walks towards the center. A spotlight hits him on. Twilight Zone music is playing in the background.

Narrator“You are traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land of imagination. If you think you’re seeing something different, then something must be wrong with you. Welcome to Therapy. We take you into a doctor’s office on a normal day of Doctor Craven Moorhead. Doctor Craven Moorhead is one of the best doctors in the whole world. Everyone goes to him. From Charlie Sheen to other crazy celebrities. The man who’s about to enter is Warren Peace. A patient of Doctor Craven Moorhead’s. He has a multiple personality disorder. So don’t be afraid. But just in case, an oxygen mask will fall from the ceiling for you and your loved ones to breathe. First, place the mask over your face and pull the strings. And if you have any children with you. Let the buggar defend himself. This is life or death. But most of all this is therapy…”
Light goes off as a figure walks out. The scene lights up as we take you inside a doctor’s office. There is a desk with a couch by the desk.
Voice Over (female nurse) – “Mr. Peace, Doctor Craven Moorhead will be right with you. Just wait inside. He will be with you shortly.”
Warren Peace enters in the scene and sits down on the couch. He plays with his thumbs for a second as he is waiting for Doctor Craven Moorhead. Wait for 30 seconds…a television will roll into the scene. Doctor Craven Moorhead’s face will appear on the television screen like Max Headroom.
Doctor Craven Moorhead – “Mr. Warren Peace it’s so nice to see you today. How are you feeling today?”
Warren Peace – “Not so good Doc. Not so good…”
Doctor Craven Moorhead – “Hmm and why is that?”
Warren Peace – “I’m losing all my hair. Rip-Off. I was going to this woman in L.A…uh who’s supposed to make it grow again. Jesus Christ. Dumb treatment. She’s got this dumb treatment thing she does, it cost like sixty bucks a shot, she squeezes this lemon citrus solution on the scalp, and then rubs it really hard, and it stings, she’s this French woman, and it really stings like it’s on fire. And then she puts “special mud” on it which kind of cools it off a little. And you sit there with this mud on your head for 20 minutes. And there are all these other women, you know her other clients getting their eyelashes dyed or something, and talking about shoes and stuff and you feel like an idiot sitting there. And then finally she’s washes it off and then she takes this electric comb it has this umm…have you ever seen those electric fly catchers...those electric grill like boxes with a zappy blue light that kills flies? When they fly into it? This comb it’s kind of the same thing. This static blue light…uh electricity that kinds of pops when she scrapes across your scalp and she just rakes this comb over your head and it really hurts, you feel like punching her and then she takes a regular comb and combs around your hair and she always goes “Ooh…I see all these little bebe hairs coming up,” but it’s all bullshit cause I’m still losing my hair and I’m out three thousand bucks from seeing this woman, the only thing is I don’t have any flies on my scalp, bit fat deal.”
Doctor Craven Moorhead – “It seems like we talked about this last week. And I believe we talked about this yesterday too.”
Warren Peace – “Yea doc, I know but it’s bugging me.”
Doctor Craven Moorhead – “Well let’s talk about what we do when we have a problem?”
Warren Peace – “We kick it, Stomp it, and then Harpoon It.”
Doctor Craven Moorhead – “Noooo that’s what you did before you met me.”
Warren Peace – “Oh yeah I forgot.”
Warren Peace closes his eyes.
Doctor Craven Moorhead – “Think…close your eyes...and remember. It's astounding, time is fleeting, madness takes its toll, but listen closely, not for very much longer...
Warren Peace opens eyes.
Warren Peace – “I've got to keep control. I remember doing the Time Warp. Drinking those moments when the blackness would hit me and the void would be calling...”
Chorus jumps into the scene
Chorus – “Let's do the time warp again...Let's do the time warp again!
Doctor Craven Moorhead - “It's just a jump to the left.”

Chorus – “And then a step to the right.”

Doctor Craven Moorhead – “With your hands on your hips.”

Chorus – “You bring your knees in tight. But it's the pelvic thrust that really drives you insane,
Let's do the Time Warp again!”

Warren Peace – “It's so dreamy, oh fantasy free me. So you can't see me, no not at all. In another dimension, with voyeuristic intention. Well-secluded, I see all with a bit of a mind flip you’re there in the time slip. And nothing can ever be the same. You're spaced out on sensation, like you're under sedation

Chorus – “Let's do the Time Warp again! Let's do the Time Warp again!
Warren Peace - Well I was walking down the street just a-having a think. When a snake of a girl gave me an evil wink. She shook me up, she took me by surprise. She had a pickup truck and the devil's eyes. She stared at me and I felt a change Time meant nothing, never would again

Chorus - Let's do the Time Warp again! Let's do the Time Warp again!
Doctor Craven Moorhead - “It's just a jump to the left.”
Chorus – “And then a step to the right.”
Doctor Craven Moorhead – “Put your hands on your hips.”

Chorus – “You bring your knees in tight. But it's the pelvic thrust that really drives you insane,
Let's do the Time Warp again Let's do the Time Warp again!”
Warren Peace sits back down like nothing happened.
Doctor Craven Moorhead – You see, Warren that wasn’t so bad, was it?
Warren Peace – “I guess your right doctor.
Doctor Craven Moorhead – “I’m always right. I mean I am a doctor you know. What also seems to bug you Mr. Peace?”
Warren Peace – “Hamlet.”
Doctor Craven Moorhead – “What’s wrong with Hamlet? Hamlet is a wonderful piece of literature.”
Warren Peace – “I hate it…I hate Hamlet.”
Doctor Craven Moorhead – “How could you hate Hamlet?”
Warren Peace – “Well as you know I was performing it last night. Last night, right from the start, I knew I was bombing. I sounded big and phony, real thee and thou, and then I started rushing it, hi, what's new in Denmark? I just could not connect. I couldn't get a hold of it. And while I'm...babbling, I look out, and there's this guy in the second row, a kid, like 16, obviously dragged there. And he's yawning and jiggling his legs and reading his program, and I just wanted to say, hey kid, I'm with you, I can't stand this either! But I couldn't do that, so I just keep feeling worse and worse, just drowning. And I thought, okay, all my questions are answered -- I'm not Hamlet, I'm no actor, what am I doing here? And then I get to the soliloquy, the big job, I'm right in the headlights, and I just thought, oh Christ, the hell with it, just do it!
To be or not to be, that is the question;
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles
and by opposing, end them.
And I kept going, I finished the speech, and I look out, and there's the kid -- and he's listening. The whole audience -- complete silence, total focus. And I was Hamlet. And it lasted about ten more seconds, and then I was in Hell. And I stayed there. But for that one little bit, for that one speech -- I got it. I had it. Hamlet. And only eight thousand lines left to go.”
Doctor Craven Moorhead – “Well that didn’t sound bad. I don’t recall you going back into acting. I thought ever since last time.”
Warren Peace – Last time…
Warren Peace stands up and it’s time for another soliloquy
 Doctor Craven Moorhead – “Oh okay Mr. Shakespeare…let’s get back to reality.
Warren Peace sits back down like as if nothing is wrong with him. He turns to doctor and smiles.
Warren Peace – “As you were saying doc.”
Doctor Craven Moorhead – “Well I see for that on my clock that we have only 5 minutes. Is there anything else you want to talk about?”
Warren Peace – “No I actually feel pretty good today Doc. I think I’m going to go out, walk my dog, I’m going to the movies! I’m going to opium dens, yes, opium dens, Mother. I’ve joined the Hogan Gang, I’m a hired assassin, I carry a Tommy gun in a violin case. I run a string of cat houses in the Valley. They call me Killer, Killer Wingfield. I’m leading a double life: a simple, honest warehouse worker by day, by night, a dynamic czar of the underworld, Mother. On occasion they call me El Diablo.
Oh I could tell you many things to make you sleepless. My enemies plan to dynamite this place. They’re going to blow us all sky high some night. I’ll be glad,
very happy, and so will you! You’ll go up, up on a broomstick, over Blue Mountain
with seventeen gentleman callers. You ugly, babbling old witch....Same time next week?”
Doctor Craven Moorhead – “Same time next week.”
Warren Peace leaves.
Doctor Craven Moorhead – “Marla, can you cancel all my appointments today I feel like going golfing with Tiger and Charlie in the afternoon.”
A figure walks out to the stage and walks towards the center. A spotlight hits him on. Twilight Zone music is playing in the background.
Narrator – Did you notice that all the faces you saw today were performed by the same person? Did you realize that I’m actually not a narrator? Just kidding. What will happen to Warren Peace? Will he be cured? Is Doctor Craven Moorhead the funniest name you ever heard of? Did you get the name Warren Peace? War and Peace? Get it. If not… maybe you need…therapy….
Hope you all like. I'm almost off script.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Script So Far (Comments would be awesome)

-TV Static Noise-

Wrestling Monologue

Lights up, stands a figure, alone mighty powerful.

Voice Over: "At ringside here is the World Heavyweight Champion of the world the one and only--"

Interupt by the figure

Jack Tully: "They all know me, there doesn't need a introduction, but just in case you forgot I am the king of the ring, the master of grapple, the high flyer, the reflection or perfectiom, the brawler of all brawlers, the best than all the rest, Jack Tully."

"Well Tully, tonight you face the number one cotender for your the title--"

Interupt again by Jack Tully.

Jack Tully: "The title...don't you mean my world heavyweight championship which wrapped around my waist. Well let me tell you something. Tonight april 27th (note: date will change everytime performed) at the Smitcht Family Studio (note:place will change everytime performed) I'm going to give you the beating of a life time. And when it is all said and done I still will be World Heavyweight Champion of the world and don't forget to adjust that television, because it's time for Tully Vision folks!"

-TV Static noise-

That's what I have so far. Love to here some comments. I also have this but I would like to re write it. Any ideas.

-TV Static noise-

"You unlock the door with the key of imagination. Beyond it is another deminision - a deminision of sound, a deminision of sight a deminision of mind you're moving into a land of both shadows and things and ideas. You've just crossed over into the Tully Zone."

On a side note. I've started calling people in my field. I emailed a bunch of people included the dean of NYU Tisch program. I got my first response. She writes:

Dear Tully:

I would always wish to be helpful but I am responsible for 1400 Drama majors here at Tisch and they have first call on my time and mentoring attention.

Good luck with your quest!
Good times. Well the quest continues until next time I'm Tully, stay classy Tully Viewers.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Lazy Sunday

Man I haven't blog since the 5th of February...What happen? 

Well lets just say I was capture by aliens and there technology was so far ahead from right now that they blog in their head. Nah I'm just kidding but I really need motivation for this one man show and I sorta got it last night when I saw 2 things. The 24 Hour Theater Project and The Roommate.

Well let me first start with....

The Roommate...This movie is clearly a rip of the 90s classic Single White Female. Don't believe me. Compare the two videos and you'll see why.

The Roommate is about a college student Sara finds that her new roommate Rebecca has an obsession with her, which quickly turns violent and Single White Female is about When a 'Single White Female' places an ad in the press for a similar woman to rent a room (to replace the boyfriend she's just left), all the applicants seem weird. Then along comes a level headed woman who seems to be just right. The new lodger has a secret past which haunts her. Well the plot summary is different for the movie but if you watch The Roommate and then watch Single White Female you think you will be watching the same movie. And The Roommate has Billy Zane. Billy Zane, remember him..just you case you forgot... he was the dude in Titanic and The Phantom. But anyway in conclusion (wow I sound like I'm giving a speech) The Roommate and Single White Female is the same movie. Now on to...

The 24 Hour Theater Project!!

The 24 Hour Theater Project this year was in my opinion a lot of fun. This time I got the chance to direct a play than hog the stage and upstage people as an actor. I had a wonderful cast and a wonderful writer and it was awesome. My play was called Willenbocker's Family Reunion. It was a lot of fun to do, but still I have need more motivation. I need to do something about this. Any suggestions. I would love to hear some. And tomorrow is V-Day so Happy V-Day folks.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Saturday Night Special

Well it's not Saturday Night yet but here's a little update.
  • I finish the power point for speech 2. (Look out for it Monday)
On a side note I found more one man shows for ideas. Here's one:

This is John Leguizamo famous comedian and he has done a lot of a lot of one man shows. Pretty funny. More to come.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Found Some One Man Shows for Viewers and Inspriations

So I know I posted already on the First Fat Tuesday of February but this just could not wait. I was researching and I found some one man shows. Check them out.

This dude is Charles Ross and his doing the first three movies of Star Wars in a one man show. Pretty clever. Here's a clip of him doing Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.

Here's this one man show with Freddy Zental. Different from the last one but I'm thinking of after my show being recording have a great way to campaign with an add like this.

First Fat Tuesday of February

21 more days until I turn 23. I can't believe it. Time flies by so much. But time will tell if the age of 23, the year of Michael Jordan will be a good year in my life. I've decided every time I turn a different year I associated that number with something or someone famous like 22 was my golden birthday.

But any who...back to the first Tuesday of February.

Ideas for Opening (Intro piece)

So I've been going back and forth with some ideas of how I should open the show. I first thought of opening with a monologue written by someone famous but then I thought this is my time to shine. Why not opening something with jazz, something with a bang, something like...teaching my audience etiquette (are you serious?). I found some cool videos online on a basic idea how I will do it but I think this for an intro or part of the show would be funny.

Here's one basic video (start video at 1:18) that I can base my sketch out of and I turn it into more something like this...

I think I can come up with something like that. Another idea I had was to do the introduction to be something like this while people are in their seat. And they hear this as a voice over.


Just some ideas I had some in this giant brain I have.

Goals This Week
  • Start working on personal website
  • Start writing one man show.
  • Blog about everyday...every minute...every second (If possible)
  • Present rough copy to Professors and Classmates
And I decided with a title for my show. I guess it's a working title. The working title is Tea Time with Tully.