experimental shorts

The Infinite Wrench Week #8: STARBUCKS UNICORN FRAPPUCCINO HEAVEN

STARBUCKS UNICORN FRAPPUCCINO HEAVEN
© 2017 ryan patrick welsh

Two Neos stand SLC and SRC. Behind their backs they are holding a Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino, probably pretty melted, which is great. At GO they reveal the beverage and hold it out in front of them with a straight arm. Throughout the piece they must keep their arm extended and straight.

GO.

Neo 1: BEHOLD

Neo 2: BEHOLD

Neo 1: PERFECTION IN A CUP

Neo 2: PERFECTION IN PLASTIC

Neo 1: PERFECTION WITH A LID

Neo 2: PERFECTION WITH A STRAW

Neo 1: BEHOLD

Neo 2: BEHOLD

Neo 1: IS THIS NOT WHAT WE HAVE ALL DREAMED OF

Neo 2: IS THIS NOT WHAT OUR DREAMS ARE MADE OF

Neo 1: IS THIS NOT THE BLOOD OF CHRIST

Neo 2: IS THIS NOT THE AMBROSIA OF THE GODS THEMSELVES

Neo 1: BEHOLD

Neo 2: BEHOLD

Neo 1: THE MANUFACTURING OF FANTASY TO REALITY

Neo 2: THE WONDERS AND ACHIEVEMENTS OF CAPITALISM

Neo 1: FOR YOU

Neo 2: FOR ALL OF YOU

Neo 1: BEHOLD

Neo 2: BEHOLD

Both: THE STARBUCKS UNICORN DREAMS REALLY DO COME TRUE MANA STRAIGHT FROM HEAVEN MOST FUN EVER FRAPPUCINO

Neo 1: AND NOW A READING FROM THE PUBLIC RELATIONS AT STARBUCKS

Neo 2: IT SHALL BE  “a flavor and color-changing creation made with a dusting of pink powder blended into a mango creme Frappuccino and layered with a sour powder topping.”

Neo 1: “When you stir the drink, the color transforms from purple to pink, and the flavor goes from sweet and fruity to tangy and tart.”

Neo 2: AMEN

Neo 1: AMEN

Neo 2: AND SO IT WAS QUOTED IN THE BUSINESS INSIDER

Neo 1: AND IN SEVERAL OTHER ONLINE NEWS SOURCES

Neo 2: AND IT WAS GOOD

Neo 1: BEHOLD

Neo 2: BEHOLD

Neo 1: MAGIC AND WIZARDRY

Neo 2: SCIENCE AND INVENTION

Neo 1: A MAJOR WORK OF MODERN ART

Neo 2: A GIFT FROM THE SUPREME OVERLORD

BOTH: HOWARD SCHULTZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Neo 1: THANK YOU HOWARD

Neo 2: THANK YOU HOWARD

Neo 1: ONLY 39 GRAMS OF SUGAR IN A TALL

Neo 2: THAT’S ONLY 1.37568 OUNCES

BOTH: THANKS HOWARD

Neo 1: DON’T YOU JUST LOVE FUN

Neo 2: BOY DO I LOVE FUN

Neo 1: FUN FUN FUN

Neo 2: SO MUCH FUN

Neo 1: THIS IS GONNA BE A FUN SUMMER

Neo 2: A FUN SUMMER OF POSSIBILITY

Neo 1: ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE

Neo 2: OUR DREAMS ARE ACHIEVABLE

Neo 1: MAGIC IS ALL AROUND US

Neo 2: IM HOLDING ONTO MAGIC

beat

Both: THE STARBUCKS UNICORN DREAMS REALLY DO COME TRUE MANA STRAIGHT FROM HEAVEN MOST FUN EVER FRAPPUCINO

Neo 1: AVAILABLE FOR A LIMITED TIME

Neo 2: AVAILABLE FOR A LIMITED TIME

Both: I’M READY FOR ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES

Both neos proceed to suck in the entire frappuccino as fast as they can. Curtain is called when the first Neo finishes the beverage.

CURTAIN.

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Entwicklungsring Süd (a German consortium integrated by the companies Bölkow, Heinkel and Messerschmitt) EWR Versuchsjäger VJ 101 experimental vertical and short take-off and landing - VTOL -tiltjet fighter aircraft. 

First flown in 1963, cancelled in 1968 due to lack of interest, only 2 build. The first V/STOL aircraft with supersonic potencial. 

A very small preview for my thesis film, Tuna. It is the dramatic tale of a young man’s struggle with a tuna sandwich, based on my own experiences with tuna sandwiches. 

If you are in the Beverly, MA area, my film will be a part of my school’s animation department’s collaborative senior showcase BYTES at The Cabot Theater, May 10th, starting at 5pm. You can come see our projects, which include video games, animated short films, and experimental short films. Also snacks. 

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I don’t think I ever actually shared the actual video to this on here! so here is a short experimental film thing I created towards the end of last year (2016) 

warning: contains some nudity aka - titty

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I’ve been working on a film since November that has grown into more of a mind set

WISH THIS WAS REAL is a film about emotionally trapped black boys. I wanted to put it on the web this Easter for you to enjoy

Directed and Produced by Tyler Mitchell

Cinematography by Owen Smith-Clark

Music by Romil Hemnani

Edit + Color by Tyler Mitchell

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SHUNPO

The Infinite Wrench Week #6: thirteen

thirteen, or I wanted to throw the company a bar mitzvah but I’m not Jewish :( feat. Mirsky as The New York Neo-Futurists (the company), and the rest of the cast as bored 13-year-olds slow dancing middle school-style
© 2017 Kyra Sims

Kyra sits on a block down center. At Go, Mirsky comes and sits in her lap. Maybe Mirsky has a babyhead taped to his face. He’s wearing a party hat and holding a wrench. The rest of the Neos are slow dancing middle school-style upstage. Purpleish lights upstage. “As Long As You Love Me” by the Backstreet Boys starts to play, and drops down very low after 10 seconds. Front special on KS & DM as music fades down.

KYRA: There’s my special little bubbeleh.

MIRSKY: Hi, Kyra.

KYRA: It’s a special day/Tomorrow’s a special day, my son.

MIRSKY: Yes, I, The New York Neo-Futurists, the company, am turning 13.

Kyra boops Mirsky on the nose.

KYRA: That’s right. You’re a man now, bubbeleh. Well, as much of a man as an experimental theatre company can be. Now, my little mensch- you might have noticed that you’ve been going through some changes.

MIRSKY: My show has a new name.

KYRA: Yes, that’s true. You are a blind baby no more! Now you are strong, wrench-wielding company!

MIRSKY: (looks down as if shy) I have a halftime show now, too…

KYRA: Yes, it is completely normal to experience some unexpected growths in that area (gestures at the clothesline). Now, little boychik, I wanted to throw you a nice bar mitzvah, but I don’t own a Torah.

MIRSKY: And I can’t read Hebrew.

KYRA: Yes.

MIRSKY: And you’ve never been to a bar mitzvah.

KYRA: I saw one once, briefly.

MIRSKY: And you’re not Jewish.

KYRA: Not even a little. But I’ve lived in New York for nearly eight years now, and Judaism fascinates me! I wanted to find a way to acknowledge your metaphorical manhood without being too appropriative.

MIRSKY: But you are using random Yiddish words.

KYRA: YIDDISH IS COOL OK? No one is perfect. I’ll stop.

Kyra picks up a cupcake and hands it to Mirsky.

KYRA: Happy Birthday, New York Neo-Futurists. I love you so much.

MIRSKY: Thanks.

Mirsky shoves the cupcake in his mouth.

CURTAIN