Gruesome Playground Injuries by Rajiv Joseph
Gruesome Playground Injuries
by Rajiv Joseph
Gruesome Playground Injuries is the narrative of the abiding love of two people.
**This is a rehearsed reading**
Through episodes of non-chronological events this love is marked by a masochistic, destructive and ill-fated reliance on one another. This perpetual desire to be together is circumvented by their years spent apart.
Kayleen and Doug’s injuries are a physical manifestation of their internal pain. Meeting at age eight, they interacted with their injuries for the first time. This entry into each others wounds literally and metaphorically granted a bond that will carry them through the next thirty years. Their adolescent connection on the playground transcends a desire of innocence that ultimately leaves them ungrounded through life.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS PERFORMANCE IS A REHEARSED READING.