This is a skit written for the six-line prompt "You're a Commodity", which I am using to test the idea of remotely creating track-by-track recordings of plays.
In this skit a patient comes to see a doctor who, for lack of time, diagnoses the patient before seeing him or her. A medical student tagging along helps the doctor come to a better conclusion. However, things are not quite what they seem, and when arranging for payment with the receptionist, the patient gets the last laugh.
A doctor's exam room on one side of the stage, attached (via a doorway) to a hall and the receptionist window on the other side of the stage.
Notes for the audio file "full skit: Youre_A_Commodity_v3_complete.mp3":
This recording was generated during the Covid19 pandemic by the Archipelago Virtual Theater. Individual performers voiced their parts separately, offline, and the tracks were edited together into a single performance. The process was iterated three times, ultimately allowing the actors to respond to cues from the other actors who were themselves responding to what other actors were saying.
Cast, in order of appearance:
Direction and editing by José Helú
Copyright © 2020 José F. Helú Jr.