In my Haliburton School of Art, Creative Writing course, Catherine Graham presented the idea of creating characters, plots etc from inanimate objects. At the time my knees were twinged with pain from the damp morning air. My knees were speaking to me and as they spoke I thought of those two TD Bank Commercial old guys sitting at a park bench kvetching about life in general. So my knees became two griping old men. I then thought about writing this as a play. I called it Kneel and Bent ; A Play .
Now I am thinking about creating vignette plays of many of my body parts. I think this could be very humorous, perhaps sad, erotic, beautiful? and very challenging to get in the psyche of a body part. Your nose for instance…two nostrils, septum, olfactory senses …nose with an allergy…smelling something pleasant, unpleasant, sneezes could be orgasms for the nose… What parts would the be involved in a sneeze…brain, lungs, vocal chords …challenging indeed. There needs to be a bit of dissection a bit of cutting a body part away from its connective tissue and elements in order to have it take on a character.