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DROP IT: A one act play, produced by 15 Bytes and liberally inspired by Ai WeiWei


Scene 1

Board Member #1:  It’s fundraising time again . . .
Board Member #2: We should order some coffee mugs.
Board Member #3: And tote bags.
Board Member #4: Should we go with red this time, or do we still like white?
Staff #1 (mumbling): We don’t need coffee mugs.
Board Member #1: What’s that?
Staff #2: I don’t think the thank you gifts are necessary.
Board Member #1: Not necessary? What do you mean?
Staff #1 (louder now): That we don’t need any coffee mugs.
Staff #2: I don’t think coffee mugs is why people donate.
Board Member #2: Aren’t we legally required to provide coffee mugs and tote bags?
Board Member #3: Or at least bumper stickers?
Staff #1 (enunciating distinctly): We. Do. Not. Need. Coffee. Mugs.
Board Member #1: If we don’t give incentives, why will people donate?
Staff #2: Because of what we do.
Board Member #2: But . . .
Staff #2:   Otherwise we’re sort of having a fundraiser to pay for our coffee mugs, aren’t we?
Board Member #1:  But that’s just the way things are done.
Board Member #2: The symphony has coffee mugs.
Board Member #3: And tote bags.
Staff #1 (yelling now):    WE DON’T NEED NO STINKING COFFEE MUGS!
Board Member #4:  What about tote bags?

Staff #1 stands up, knocking over his chair and exits, slamming the door. A shelf holding a decade’s worth of fundraising coffee mugs crashes to the floor.

Board Member #1: I still think we need to offer them something.
Staff #2:  There’s always our overqualified blood, sweat and tears, for a minimum wage and non-existent benefits.


Scene 2


UTAH’S ART MAGAZINE SINCE 2001, 15 Bytes is published by Artists of Utah, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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