LOVE BEFORE COVID – The Book and the Audioplay.
By Greg Scorzo –
This book comprises a set of dialogues in the form of real-time conversations, and it is written by a philosopher. This is important because in a sense this is a contemporary re-visiting of the dialogue form of philosophical fiction.
ROMANCE: Joe and Janet are a young couple who are deeply in love with each other. The assumption that their relationship is healthy is shattered when Janet is diagnosed as a psychopath. Whilst the diagnosis seems accurate, it doesn’t undermine the fact that Joe is in an unusually happy relationship with his soulmate. But Joe is now scared of Janet.
PROCREATION: Alice and Eve are faced with the decision about whether or not to have a baby when Alice suddenly gets extremely broody. Eve has never wanted children, but Alice is convinced, that amongst other things, her desire to be childfree is just internalised homophobia.
SEX: A Los Angeles porn star called Davis adores her 14 year old son Max. Max is both quite sensitive and intellectually gifted. The problem is he doesn’t approve of his mother’s porn career. Even worse that disapproval could be stemming from Max’s own repressed Oedipal desires.
“Greg Scorzo should come with a warning. This diabolical thinker has produced something dangerous, unsettling and unpleasant. Renewing a literary approach to philosophy befitting the likes of Plato, Rousseau, Sartre, Murdoch or Badiou, Scorzo rattles our prejudices and shatters our assumptions. In this respect, Scorzo is a ‘true’ philosopher.”
BRADLEY TUCK Founder, Editor, facilitator Exploding Appendix www.explodingappendix.com
“Greg is one of the most interesting, original and unorthodox thinkers today.”
DR NIKOS SOTIRAKOPOULOS Sociologist and Author
The AUDIO PLAY
LOVE BEFORE COVID is comprised of 3 chapters of the Book. It is portraying elaborate, unfolding situations within 2 different romantic relationships. Our protagonist Joe experiences these situations with partners Janet and Lorraine. Focussing on the dark and disturbing pain that love can evoke, it provokes the listener at every twist and turn. The audio play confronts what would be seen as love’s shadow side. We discover what love should be by confronting what it shouldn’t be.
Warning – This is dark and disturbing because love can be dark and disturbing.
LOVE BEFORE COVID – written, devised, directed and scored by author, philosopher Greg Scorzo. Starring Daniel Ashman and Sarah Dalzell and narrated by Chris Conway. Visual design by Isaac Caplan Wilson and produced by Lizzie Soden.
Link for the ‘Art of Thinking’ with Greg Scorzo series’ on YouTube
Also available on all major podcasting platforms via Audioboom