Directing Production

Complete and Condensed Stage Directions

Lindsay and I are huge fans of a group called the Neo-Futurists, a New York-based group that performs 30 plays in 60 minutes under the moniker Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind. Lindsay wrote a blog post four years ago about the first time we saw them.

They’ve posted a video from a recent show where they performed a piece called The Complete and Condensed Stage Directions of Eugene O’Neil Vol.1: Long Day’s Journey Into Night Act Two Scene One. Anyone who’s read this play knows that the stage directions are intensely detailed. Sometimes the stage directions are longer than the actual dialogue. Here’s a scene from the play as hilariously interpreted by the Neo-Futurists. Enjoy!

Click here to see the video.

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Craig Mason