Re: Pizza, performed on 12/12/2016 at Ladies First: Who Run this Mother, at the Downtown Players Club, Atlanta, GA. (Images by Tess Yaney Photography)
This performance is an extroverted introspection on the new status of communicative choice in relationships. I was sent a breakup letter via email. The subject line: pizza. Behind this veil of absurdity were meticulously chosen words, it was acerbic. But, it was an email, an expressionless void waiting for her to fill it with anxieties. I found herself shocked over this new communication; who the hell sends an email? In response to this confusion, I met up with a pizza in a date like setting and will recite this email to it, as if breaking up with the pizza (yes). Wearing sweetheart garb, I proceeded to eat and destroy it, creating a new catharsis with the unlikely symbol of this Email, with drama and flair. With comfort, it is pizza. My action reaction, choice.