Staged Reading

Tiffany Rousseau presents

Interlocus: Between Space & Time

By Tiffany Rousseau

Directed by Benjamin Vawter

FESTIVAL DATES: Jan 19, 20 @ 7pm; Jan 21 @ 2pm

VENUE: The Vault,
Bag&Baggage Productions,
350 E Main St., Hillsboro



Samantha, a young barista living in Portland, Oregon has the little-known ability to step out of time. Though the time limit on her ability is only five minutes, it’s enough for her to use it as a way to forget the past. That is, until she meets Ethan, a young writer who can also step out of time. As they try to navigate their newfound friendship, Samantha wrestles with her anxiety and recent loss of her mother and Ethan attempts to find a deeper connection with Samantha. Meanwhile, Samantha’s father, Craig looks for a way back into his daughter’s life after ending up on the streets due to depression and joblessness. This story, inspired by the poetry of Pablo Neruda, is an exploration of moments in life that feel like the interlocus, the playwright’s given name to the space between a lightning flash and a thunder clap. It is a space in time when everything seems to halt after the sight, waiting for the sound, a moment when time stops and everything can change.