As my mother, VPMR, lay dying, I researched the state of elder care in the United States. I was disgusted. At the same time I also came to understand Samuel Beckett’s art in a way I had never before. To age in America is to lose pieces of oneself until there is nothing left. To be old in America is to be brutalized by an inhumane system that leaves us naked, hungry, and abused. This play is my reaction to America’s medieval treatment of its elderly in the 21st Century.
Seattle, WA 2018
You can find it here: A Catastrophe in Three Cataclysms