Bawdy Builder (Performance 1)

 

BAWDY, a queer omniscient being that functions as narrator. 

BAWDY will guide one (1) performer (Bawdy Builder #1) through a short demonstration on how their body functions in space, why it functions in that way, and methods to escape the “how” and the “why”. 

The one (1) performer will wear a tight white t-shirt and white underwear. 

The one (1) performer will begin–in front of the audience–stretching and posing–as if they were getting ready for a work out.

 BAWDY begins to speak. 

The performer (1) will continue to stretch. 


BAWDY BUILDERS (PERFORMANCE 1)


BAWDY 

Hello and welcome. My name is Bawdy–that is spelled B-A-W-D-Y. I am aware that my name is a word with an exact definition and it is that definition, that is my purpose and function. The definition being that I deal with sexual matters in a comical way; I am humorously indecent. I am spicy. I am off-color. I am rude. I am racy. I am suggestive. I am titillating. I am naughty. 

You can find me in places where public and private space collapse in on another. I am present in; The locker room. The bathhouse. The nightclub. The barnyard. The bedroom. The living room. The couch. A hole...

Tonight I will be guiding the human being before you, known as Bawdy Builders #1 in a demonstration known as BAWDY BUILDERS. Their body will stretch, pulsate, fold along its creases, and flinch in the stomach and groin.  

Bawdy Builder #1 is titled Cameron Clayborn. Bawdy Builder #1 is an anatomical male. Bawdy Builder #1 identifies as male. He is black. He is five foot and ten inches (5’10”). He is twenty-four (24) years old. He weighs one hundred and forty-five pounds (145lbs) 

In order to begin, one must stand still and quiet–ready for reception


The performer (1) performer will have hands by their sides–a look on their faces that is without emotion, almost object like–ready for emotion and direction to be given to them.

Standing in Davinci-esque pose: Feet outside the shoulders and arms parallel to the floor


Now breath in deeply and hold the breath. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. Release through the nostrils. Again. Breath in deeply and hold the breath. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. Release through the nostrils. 

Close your eyes. Try not to think. think. do not think. Steady now. Steady...

10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.

Please remove footwear...

Now take your place and begin. 


Bawdy Builder #1 starts from the end with the brown object that is placed furthest left.


Titillation can be described and depicted in many forms. Open legs... Open legs... Bent toes. Bent toes. A raised buttocks. A raised buttocks. A raised buttocks. 

I REPEAT. 

Open legs...Open legs...Bent toes. Bent toes. A raised buttocks. A raised buttocks. A raised buttocks. 


Bawdy begins to tell story, Bawdy Builder #1 continues exercises. [Open legs...Open legs...Bent toes. Bent toes. A raised buttocks. A raised buttocks. A raised buttocks.]


In thinking about titillation of the muscles; I am reminded a story involving a brown 16 year old male. They liked to run. Running at 5am in the morning. In a gated apartment complex. They were told by their parents. You can not run at 5am in the morning in a gated apartment complex. A brown 16 year old male can not run at 5am in the morning in a gated apartment complex.


Bawdy Builder #1 stops exercise and props their body onto the shortest brown sculpture. 


The legs are strong muscles with many capabilities. Press your feet downward. and propel your upper body to the sky. Now come back down. Now repeat this action, but at a faster pace. 

Now stop. 

And continue...feeling embarrassed? Don't be. Your feeling loved. loved by yourself. who needs others. Is this what you think? thinking is draining. Its better to move forward without thought. 

Stop. 

Stand up on your own two feet. Arms by your side. Now bend your knees. Move your hips from the left then to the right. Now repeat. and repeat. 

It is this action where a 9 year old boy became aware of their body. How it twist and how it turns.  How they appreciated the women in music videos on 106 and park and trl. Letting them know. That what they did is comfortable. Not private. but. public. 

Now. Place your body behind the curtain behind you.. 


Easy now...I see you...


Triple X 


I would not ask you to stop. 


Triple X 

Continue. 


Triple X 


Moving. Moving. Moving. Moving. Moving just like that. 


Triple X 


Keep going and let them see. 


Come out from there. Take your rest...On your back. 


Looking up. 


Curling. Curling. Curling. Full curl. 


Thinking of your first breath...

It will be quick. Sharp even. 


Now let Bawdy Builder #1 take their rests. 

 

 
 
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