Playwright in Residence – Tracy Harris
Having studied experimental theatre, Tracy’s first play ‘past away’ was commissioned by Sgript Cymru. She also makes TV Documentaries about homelessness, prostitution, and the benefit system.
…I started making potions
Most of them consist of garlic, goji berry and ginger
The three G’s of goodness
They cure everything, you name it they cure it…
Except the love potion that’s a special one
I only use that on special people
and I’ve not perfected it yet
Because, well I’ve not found that one yet.
So do you have anything in particular you want me to help you with?
Or I’ll just go on and on when you get me started
You’ve already received one?
Who is this?
Do I know you?
Shit… Amy…Is it really?
Me and you well
It was pretty bad what happened wasn’t it?
Of course I thought about, you were one of my best friends
Inseperable, yeah for a while
Well that happens …the drifting…
Happens to most people at some point
Start thinking in different ways
Find yourself in another…
You had a new boyfriend and I didn’t think he was
I wasn’t jealous- no, I could see you deserved better
You’re not still with him are you?
Well you did, but when I tried to say
Well I didn’t actually say that no…
It was never the right time to
But I did try my best to
hold on to what we
but there wasn’t much left to hold on to
So that’s when I
cut myself off
blocked your facebook
and tried to forget about the last 10 years
But things like this make you
Re-trace your steps
Make you ponder more I guess
And when you stop, things start to come back
So I sent you the potion…
Because I thought it might cure things
Thought I should extend an olive branch
I didn’t expect you to actually come back
No it wasn’t made of olives no
Like I said the main ingredients were garlic, goji berry and ginger
Did you try it?
Yes there was a bit more to it…
The secret ingredient…
The Neem oil right…yeah
I chose it because it heals
Not because of your acne
That’s what I read see
It wasn’t out of spite
Of course I feel bad about that
It’s been a long time
and I think that if we’d just
maybe been honest back then
It wouln’t have got to this…
You do believe me don’t you?
Of course I can take it back
I could exchange it for something else maybe?
Would that help?
Working in a mirror factory is totally something I can see
A be-friending potion?
A de-friending potion?
A never ending happy potion?
A sorry potion?
I’m sure I can find something here.
There is a silent potion
For people who don’t have anything to say
In situations like this
Do you want to try that one?
Silence is actually nice sometimes isn’t it?