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?– by Ross Pruden
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