Distracted. Lisa Loomer. Author bio(s). ISBN: Full Length Everyone is distracted, even the actors—they’re breaking character! A hilarious. Distracted, the new socially conscious dramedy from Lisa Loomer now receiving its world premiere at the Mark Taper Forum, is largely about. In a narrow sense, Lisa Loomer’s “Distracted” is about a married It was as if he had stepped out of Loomer’s script, a living illustration of her.
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The irony is that, in attempting to indict the notion of easy solutions to living in an Distractee world, Loomer has created a play that is, in and of itself, distracted and distracting. Emily rated it it was amazing Oct 25, Book annotation not available for this title.
Jesse is a very relatable character because he struggles with things many people with adhd struggle with, including myself. She — and we — should probably know better. While smart and creative, Jesse is clearly a hyperactive handful.
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Maritza rated it it was amazing Feb 17, As in these earlier dramas, Loomer blends Brechtian staging techniques with American realism in order to playfully comment on the psychological and social impact of conventional medical wisdom and, in doing so, has created loomre drama with ADD Attention-Deficit Disorder as her subject. Virtually the only splashes of brightness come from sizable screens on either side of the stage that, as the play begins, are filled with images of blue sky and white clouds, as if even the outdoors has to be mediated by technology.
My library Help Advanced Book Search. User Review – Flag as inappropriate Insultingly pandering. It’s become nearly impossible to create any personal sense of peace and harmony when we’re constantly being bombarded with the lsa and aural vulgarities of news reports, phone solicitations, pop-up ads, profanity-laden music, overtly sexual advertising, and neon-laced billboards.
Distracted – Acting Edition by Lisa Loomer
After exhausting all these options, she reluctantly agrees to put Jesse on Ritalin. Rehearsals will not start until summer. The solid cast, energetically directed by Leonard Foglia, is led by stalwart Rita Wilson as Mama, the concerned mother of nine-year-old Distrached Hudson Thameswhose incessant restlessness, anxiety, and high-pitched emotionalism are driving her, well, to distraction.
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Tony Winners Manuscripts Special Collections. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Distfacted account. This play tackles a modern issue- ADHD, the true clinical disorder, but also the idea of our society itself contributing to people unable to concentrate.
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Distracted is about a nine year old named Jesse who has adhd and is basically me when I was nine. Lists with This Book. And Mama’s on a quest for answe The only positive thing I saw in Act Two was the position the play took on the “anti-vaxxer” movement, where Mama choosing to not vaccinate Jesse was seen as insane and unsafe. Subscribe to The Boston Globe today.
But she loses control of this a bit in Act II, where she seems to lose some trust in her story and lets some preachiness creep in. Jesse’s babysitter, the fourteen-year-old Natalie Distrqcted Huntonfor example, cuts herself so that she can “feel something.
Foglia presented Brechtian fourth-wall-breaking side by side with television [End Page ] style naturalism. Fischer is wonderfully expressive throughout, traversing a range of emotions — confusion, guilt, anxiety, determination — as a mother struggling to figure out which approach will allow her son to lead a happy life.
Loomer does that in a fresh, arresting, and persuasive fashion. Katie rated it it was amazing Oct 21, He can’t sit still, he curses, he raps, and you can’t get him into–or distractted of–pajamas. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Ross rated it it was amazing Oct 05, The loudest cry of all may be the one that finally reaches over the din of cell phones and commercials and scripy boxes: