Then they forgot about the rest
Two sisters coping with a recent traumatic event sign up to receive information regarding a special trial for the soon-to-hit-market drug, “Alleviate.” Meanwhile, at an ad agency called The Rest, the advertisers are about to accept the new “forgetting pill” brief. Paths intertwine between memory, the truth, and The Rest as a pending apocalypse threatens to end the human race. An apocalyptic frontera (border) funk piece with elements of noir, Then they forgot about The Rest is a southwest femmetasia about the things worth forgetting, the physical impact of memory, and the company that we keep.
Off Broadway World Premiere INTAR | NY 2019
Sin Muros Festival, Stages Rep, Houston 2019
The MacDowell Colony, Fellow 2018
The Brooklyn Generator, The Tank 2018
From the playwright
"A while ago, I picked up a book on Wabi-Sabi. In my obsession with identifying or at least spotting anything that I understood as "Latinx" aesthetic (more so Frontera Aesthetic for me), I clung to wabi-sabi as my own (at its core it embraces the imperfect, the impermanent and the incomplete). It's not easy--translating a philosophy into a (theatrical) aesthetic. Then they forgot about The Rest is a direct product of that examination whereas as "to fully explain a concept might in fact, diminish it." I even plugged some of Webster's definition in Jules' pitch, as it is defined as "rustic, simple, artless, and unsophisticated." This play is not for everyone, and yet is is for all: including the more-than-human world. It romanticizes nature, accommodates to degradation and attrition, and lives at the borders of nothingness. It's irregular, intimate, and murky--well within the wabi-sabi universe. Not everyone likes to be challenged so THANK YOU to everyone who has come to see it, is part of it, and has joined the bunker." G. Escobar