Winners and Losers by Marcus Youssef, James Long
By Marcus Youssef, James Long
Neighbors, theatre artists and long-time pals Marcus and James, sit down at a desk and cross the time jointly taking part in a made-up video game during which they identify humans, areas, or things" Pamela Anderson, microwave ovens, their fathers, Goldman Sachs" and debate whether or not they are profitable or no longer; in different phrases, whether or not they are winners or losers. every one pal seeks to defeat the opposite, and since this type of males grew up economically privileged, and the opposite didn't, the contest veryquickly provides up. Winners and Losers showcases the paintings of 2 giants of the Vancouver indie theatre scene. James Longâe(tm)s Theatre substitute develops paintings particular to specific locations and the folks who reside in them. Marcus Marcus Youssef's Neworld Theatre investigates questions of energy, tradition, and belonging. Their first collaborative paintings is a staged dialog that embraces the ruthless good judgment of capitalism, and checks its effect on our closest own relationships in addition to our so much intimate studies of self.
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3 JAMIE A school board seat. MARCUS Which I would argue is very important. JAMIE They are changing the face of Vancouver one pencil at a time. MARCUS Yeah. It’s a radical left party so we have more factions than elected members. But it’s also serious. I believe COPE is the only party proposing policies that might really affect the situation on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Anyway, as co-chair of the party I was going to meetings, on one side, with the most radical Marxists in the city who make up the party’s base – quite smelly guys, some of them.
9 MARCUS They’re indigenous people in Mexico. JAMIE They’re indigenous. MARCUS So it’s the same situation as Canada. So does that not make Canada a loser? JAMIE Canada? MARCUS Yeah. Like in Canada, who are our Zapatistas? . . JAMIE It’s true. MARCUS I’m trying to judge Canada by the same standard against which we just judged Mexico. JAMIE But I never judged Mexico as a loser because of the Zapatistas. MARCUS First Nations in Canada are our Zapatistas. JAMIE So you are comparing a localized uprising in southern Mexico to 1 When touring outside of Canada, Marcus explains the various terminologies used in Canada to define indigenous people, and those that are considered correct.
JAMIE You got it. You’re worldly wise. (to audience) He loves to hang his little fez on his worldly wisdom. MARCUS You’re such a bastard. JAMIE Well it’s true, you do! Look I am a curious man, I read the Globe and Mail. Granted, I go to the sports section first. I go sports, entertainment, then I float my way through the news. I’m a headlines guy. But when significant things happen, like with the Charlie Hebdo thing in France, I will pay attention. 7 Okay, Marcus, what if you’re dropped in the middle of the wilderness, could you find your way out?