Safe in here. I like this. I like how you hold me.
I know who you are. Where you must go. It is inevitable.
Whisper to me. Tell me your secrets. Safe in here.
You must leave this. It is time. Come.
Don’t let go… Don’t leave. Don’t leave!
Please: you are not lost—we await you—but we cannot tell you where to go. You must make your own path.
I don’t want this. You have forsaken me. Safe in here.
You’re close. Your obstacle is you now. Push past your fears.
Why?? Why do you leave? I need you… I’m dying.
Do you feel life? Come join us.
I see you. You are ready. You are a woman. You are purity. We all want to meet you.
I don’t recognize you.
Look at me. Look at you. Tell me what you see.
A fraction of my parents, and more. I want to go back.
We all want to go back. And you can… just not forever.
Is this your home?
No. This is your home. I say what I see, I tell no lies.
What is a lie?
Safe out here.
-by Ross Pruden
Lisa Coronado is an actress, writer and producer. She grew up in Washington and developed a love for theater at a young age. After several years performing on stage, she transitioned into film. She has played a wide range of roles over the last few years, most recently in the short films “All My Presidents” and “Revelation”, the pilot “The Divine Marigolds”, the web series “The Collectibles” and the feature film “Divination” (which is available on Amazon.) Most recently Lisa starred in the feature “Ghostlight”, currently in post production and slated to be finished Christmas 2012. When not performing, Lisa is writing and producing with her production company Corwood Productions. In her off-time she enjoys playing scrabble, fantasy football and relaxing with a plate of nachos and a good Irish whiskey.
The little girl sat, as still as a hat, and wondered and pondered and thought:
What’s that there, through my backyard lair, I see, I saw, a Gnot!
She paused for a bit, scared out of her wit, then stood and ran and leapt:
Into the forest greens, away from sun beams, to a land where secrets are kept.
As the darkness fell, she started to tell, herself to stop, to turn , to go back:
But the creature was near, so she swallowed her fear, and continued down the track.
The monsters were hiding, time they were biding, to grab and hurt and break:
But on the girl went, despite the torment, lured through curiosity’s wake.
Around a bend, the path came to an end, and she looked, and searched and cried out!
“This can’t be it, I refuse to quit”, and she plopped on her heels to pout.
Ripped was her dress, her pigtails a mess, she started to cry, weep and wail:
When that creature appeared, inside a glass mirror, and to her it did hail.
She wiped her face, regained her place, and stood, and stared and stepped:
To face what she sought, though scary now caught, but to which she must accept.
Curiously she took in, the blue eyes and fair skin, so similar yet different than her own:
Tall it stood, not bad not good, yet lacking youth it was grown.
Her hand slowly rose, to touch and expose, the mystery behind what she was seeing:
But to her fright, it grabbed her with might, and change slowly washed over her being.
Shaken to her core, a child no more, she forced her gaze upon:
The creature in the mirror, the thing that she feared, was quite beautiful all along.
– Lisa Coronado
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Though thousands of miles from home, she still understood the sermon. It was in Latin, her Sunday morning tongue. Strangers around her went through the motions—sitting, kneeling, standing. It was thrilling to find such familiarity amid so strange a land.
It ended. She left the church, resuming her loneliness exactly where she left off. This isn’t right, she thought. I’m empty. I am not connected.
She sat on a nearby bench, looking across the plaza. Boys played soccer. Men threw bocce balls. Reflexively, she pulled out Rosary beads, pinching one of the beads between her knuckles. Her eyes wandered down to the beads.
Will I never slice through this spiritual scar tissue? she wondered. These beads imbue me with nothing.
Then—a crash. She looked up: an old woman was face down on the concrete, arms flailing like a crab.
The boys ran over, pulling the woman up gingerly. Then the men. She saw it: genuine empathy. One boy offered the toothless woman gum—the men laughed.
That moment was more spiritual than all her decades at Church. She stood, crying. Then went over to see how she could be of any assistance.
Her Rosary beads stayed behind.
by Ross Pruden
Jillian Boshart considers herself to be an amalgam of her time spent in Spokane, Utah and Seattle. One part small town gal, one part obedient and naive, and one part rainy liberal who feels really guilty about using two paper towels. Jillian has been sing-songing since she was five years old, with her “My First Sony” microphone in hand. Like most major events in her life it was a happy accident that got Jillian acting and improvising–playing games of pretend in the backyard with babysitters and other scrappy neighborhood kids. Precocious! When she was a young’un she got the opportunity to sing with Johnny Cash, at the Vatican, and she also performed as an actor at the Kennedy Center. She is completely astonished at these opportunities, feels very blessed and lucky, and hopes they keep coming! She became a “real actor” in high school and went on to obtain a bachelors degree in musical theatre from Weber State University. While at school she became one of the founding members of GAF, an all female sketch and improv ensemble. Since moving to Seattle Jillian has spent much of her time performing on Seattle stages. She has worked with Wing-It Productions, Balagan Theatre, Pony World Theatre, Ghost Light Theatricals, Stone Soup Theatre, Unexpected Productions, and many others. Favorite scripted roles have included Leanne in Cannibal: The Musical, Cathy in The Last Five Years, Sarah Jane Moore in Assassins, and Abby in Musical of Musicals: The Musical! She also performs burlesque as “Sara Dipity,” and was recently seen in Whedonesque Burlesque: Burlesque Inspired by the Works of Joss Whedon and the Tuesday Tease. She thanks you for your support of Revelation, and hopes you enjoy it.
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You cannot find me.
You have sought me before, and will continue… it is futile for I am faster than light, faster than the darkness. I am the place in-between you.
Yet still you look.
This cannot abide. Something must be done. I will lay out a laundry list of the unexpected, pouring molten lava into your soul, rippling for years evermore. Merciless. I hope you break.
But you won’t, will you? Not if you don’t want it. You are not a target to be jabbed at. You are the knife… and I sharpen you with every parry. One day, perhaps, you will see just how poignant that is.
Then, one day years from today, I’ll see you battle-scarred and floating across the field. A vicious battle… I thought you’d have succumb… but there you are, blinking deliberately into the soft wind, uncaring of your beaten armor or the earthen ink blots that pepper it.
You have fire now. You are fire. Nothing can stop you.
Yet still you look.
On that day—when you grasp the futility yet carry on—we will become one. It’s what you always wanted.
And you will hate me for it.
Jessica is an actor, writer, and producer, and a proud resident of Seattle. She has appeared in theaters across the nation including the Indiana Repertory, Arizona Theatre Company, San Jose Rep, and ACT Theatre in Seattle. Her talents have also been seen in local and national commercials, independent films, and recently NBC’s hit drama, Grimm. Jessica is the voice of Samus Aran in Nintendos Metroid: Other M. She could not be more proud to be part of the Revelation family. Reveal your truth.
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You are forbidden among us.
You have committed a repugnant trespass—we judge you for this indiscretion. You knew full well the laws of our tribe yet have created this abomination, this halfling that is neither of our tribe nor his.
You are banished.
The creature you joined with has been dispatched and your punishment is a death of a thousand cuts from the wildlife. Since you are a warrior, your punishment will last longer than most.
Yet… you are a mother. And no mother should be taken completely from her child, just as we should not wish one’s worst enemies suffer the loss of their parents prematurely. Thus, we have also decided, as part of your punishment, to have your halfling son come to you. He will see your foreign visage and attack it because it is not him. He will not know it is you, and nobody can tell him. You will not know, and we will never tell you.
Your punishment is to be locked in battle with your only offspring, unknowingly.
Like all puzzles, however, there is a secret escape, an offer of redemption if you last long enough.
We are not so cruel, yes?
Lisa is an actor, poet, and improviser currently living in New York’s famous East Village . Her most recent film work includes, Revelation, Pretty Face and Green My Eyes, and the award winning, Connect To. Her stage work includes Proof, Absent Friends, The Woman in Black, and The Seven Year Itch, where she played “The Wife”. Her improvisational work includes Joe’s Diner, a long form show about a group of unlikely *regulars* . She graduated from Seattle University with a degree in Diagnostic Ultrasound, which allows her to pay her rent by taking pictures of unborn babies all day. Lisa’s poetry can be found on her WordPress blog, The Life of an Insane Poet. She is a self professed romantic, an avid student of astrology, a devoted Bikram Yoga practitioner, an award winning photographer, and has had her researched published in two scientific journals. She has studied with Rob O’Neill of NYU, Michael Gellman of The Second City, and has studied, for the past eight years, with her acting coach Steven Anderson. Her current project includes writing a screenplay with her Revelation co-star, Kay Lavergne Jaz
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Bridget O’Neill was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest by wolves, but recently relocated to sunny Los Angeles to better focus on her acting career. A passionate story teller, she began performing on stage as a child, but decided that wasn’t enough and got in front of the camera, too. She’s most well known for hosting her comedic, yet informative, show with Xbox: The Kinect Show [57 episodes]. Bridget has appeared in commercials for AT&T and Ford Motor Company; several films, including award winning Joyful Partaking (2002), This Is Now (2012) and Tell Me Who (2010). She is also one of the original YouTubers. Since her channel began in 2006 she has gained over 3.5 million video views. Bridget not only acts in, but writes, produces, shoots, and edits all of her own content.
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According to this study, the Experience of Awe makes you feel as if time is expansive and plentiful – a playground.
“…those who were primed to feel awe—those volunteers also saw time as much more expansive, less constricted. They felt free of time’s pressure.”
Our design in creating Revelation is to leave you feeling comfortably awed, your pockets filled with all the time you need.
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