Transcript of Sarah Jones on One Woman, Five Characters, and a Sex Lesson From The Future at TED
Sarah Jones – Polymorphic playwright
This is a play called Sell/Buy/Date. It’s my first since Bridge and Tunnel, which I did on Broadway, and this one, I — thank you — I’ve excerpted it just for you, so here we go.
Right. Class, let’s be absolutely certain all electronic devices are switched off before we begin. So class, hopefully you’ll recognize what you just heard me say as the — ? Very good, the cellular phone announcement. Right? This was also known as a mobile phone. So you’ll remember, people of that era would have had an external electronic device, right, something like this, and they all would have carried one of these around with them, and amongst their biggest fears was the sheer mortification that one of these might ring at some inopportune moment. Right? So a bit of trivia about that era for you.
So the format of today’s class is I will be presenting multiple BERT modules today from that period in history, right, so starting circa 2016. And remember, this was the very first year of the BERT program. So we’ve got quite a few of these to get through. Bear in mind, I will be living into various different bodies, different ages, also what were then called races, or ethnic groups, as you’ll remember from Unit 1.