We laugh about the Emu War that we lost -– twice! –- and it is just a story. I wonder what the emus think of that story. Twenty-thousand emus who returned home after their breeding season only to find their habitat cancerous with monocultural wheat fields and shot at with literal machine guns.
I am patient and polite with the experts because my life is quite literally in their hands, under their stickers, compressed into a luminescent, zigzag display in a darkened room that only they can read.
Off-Offstage embodies amateur attitude with affection, but also a biting accuracy that alludes to a dark past with school theatre.