Haley removes email from bra. Lights focus on the typewriter.
I'm making a new show called THE EX-BOYFRIEND YARD SALE
It's an experimental piece in which I try to figure out the worth of various objects based on the
stories and feelings around them. .. how their value increases or decreases based on the ways
we invest in the relationships -- time, emotion, money -- they came from. It's about the cost of
love or what love costs us. ..
I want to talk about the typewriter you gave me
And my experiences with you
I know, in the past you've said that you don't want to talk about our relationship in art
But I would love to have your voice in the show
Would you be up for a conversation?
Average appraisal price for necklace from that night's audience arrives on a zip line.
Haley drops the email and grabs the price.
Based on your bids earlier this evening, without any context, on average tonight's audience
thought this necklace was worth $XX. XX
Haley rips up the price tag.
What if I told you that I suffered a flesh wound for this necklace?
I was doing long distance with the guy who gave it to me
when I went to visit him I took a bus
and on the bus someone had wedged a box cutter -- a scalpel -- between the seats
but I didn't notice the blade
till I moved to get comfortable
and the knife
sliced through my new jeans
through the flesh of my bum
and drew blood
So, do you think that flesh wound increases or decreases the value of the necklace?
Waits for audience response.
and what if I told you, the person who gave me this necklace is the first person I had sex with?