wake up

coffee on a tableFADE IN:

“I’m angry right now. I don’t want to feel better. This country has me in arms and the last thing I wanna do is pick myself up and act like it was before.

I feel it everywhere. And with everyone. Do you? This fuckin’ president. Oh man, I can go on and on about him.

It’s distracting. I’m finding myself asking, “What is this all for? To what purpose?” Which brings me to my dreams, the things that are important to me, you know. The things I want to accomplish in life. It’s like everything’s on hold. My goals are affected by this chaos. This chaos is effected by everyone. Like, who cares about art right now? Who cares when we’re drifting off into the ocean without an anchor.

Ah man, I’m tired. Seems like everyone I know is having problems sleeping. I’m tossing and turning, I keep thinking I gotta piss, but if I get up then I really ‘wake up’, you know.

Maybe that’s the point, I haveta just wake up. Like, wake up from this funk and this nightmare. All this shit.”

He sips.

Author: pizzaslices

Liza is an actor and co-creator of Subway Token Films, a film production company that captures Street Level Miracles through films. That is, moments in our lives when the story as we know it stops, the lens is pulled back and something more expansive is revealed to us. Liza has won awards and audiences alike for her portrayals of the immigrant story on stage and film. She lives in New York City and Los Angeles with her partner, actor Felix Solis.