Security theater

On the ground center stage is a large piece of fabric, laid lengthwise across the stage. Downstage from the fabric is a glass of water with a straw, a pad of paper and a pen, and a wrapped bar of chocolate.

Kate enters the stage holding a large clip and walks over to the fabric.

Kate: It can be really nice to feel secure.

Kate lies down on one end of the fabric (should be at least 5 feet wide), picks up and holds the edge against her, and then rolls her body so the fabric is wrapped around her. One of her arms gets folded against her with her elbow bent so she can use that hand to hold the fabric. When she finishes rolling the fabric around her, she uses the large clip to hold the fabric together at the top of the roll.

Kate stands up, encased inside the roll.

Kate: There are a lot of good points to feeling secure. It’s warm. I know exactly where the edge of my body is at all times.

She shuffles over to the glass of water. She begins to carefully kneel down to be closer to the glass of water.

Kate: There are a lot of things I can do when I feel secure.

Kate reaches the glass of water and drinks from the glass using the straw. When she finishes drinking, Kate moves, in whatever way seems easiest at the time, over to the pad of paper and the pen.

Kate: Some things I do even better when I feel entirely secure, but the list isn’t as long as I would like.

Kate leans down to pick up the pen using the hand that was holding the fabric in place. She proceeds to write: “TO DO: Get longer arm.” She holds up the pad for the audience to read, then sets it back down. Kate moves, in whatever way seems easiest at the time, over to the wrapped bar of chocolate.

Kate attempts to open the chocolate bar with her available hand and her teeth.

Kate: Some of the good stuff is really hard to get at and stay completely secure.

Kate tries even harder to open the chocolate bar with her available hand and her teeth.

Kate: I guess it just depends on how much I want the chocolate.

Kate now decides in the moment if she wants to stay in the fabric roll or unclip the fabric and get to the chocolate.

If she decides to stay in the fabric roll, she drops the chocolate and stands up.

Kate: Not that much today.

or

If she decides to unclip the fabric, she can loosen the fabric just enough to get her other hand available to unwrap and eat a piece of the chocolate.

or

If she decides to unclip the fabric, she also can decide to unroll the fabric a lot more to easily unwrap and eat the chocolate.

Curtain.