Distracted. Lisa Loomer. Author bio(s). ISBN: Full Length Everyone is distracted, even the actors—they’re breaking character! A hilarious. Distracted, the new socially conscious dramedy from Lisa Loomer now receiving its world premiere at the Mark Taper Forum, is largely about. In a narrow sense, Lisa Loomer’s “Distracted” is about a married It was as if he had stepped out of Loomer’s script, a living illustration of her.

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Lisa Loomer’s ‘Distracted’? Attention must be paid – The Boston Globe

lsa Molly rated it liked it Aug 01, And Mama’s on a quest for answe But Loomer has broader satiric points to make about a more generalized form of cultural ADD, one that stems from our fixation on the large screens that surround us at home or work and the smaller screens that we carry around with us. Melody rated it really liked it Apr 10, After intermission, he did not loomef. She sees in her own life all looker elements of ADD, but in our society it is called “multitasking”: Is Jesse dysfunctional, or just different?

Distracted is an amazing show when its done right. She — and we — should probably know better. Overall, it was a good play, but I think there were a number distacted problems with it.

Dramatists Play Service, Inc. Get Today’s Headlines in your inbox:. In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Danielle rated it really liked it May 26, He can’t sit still, he curses, he raps, and you can’t get him into—or out of—pajamas. The designs likewise blended the theatricality of Brecht with an impulse toward naturalism, while threatening to overwhelm the viewer with stimuli. Distracted – Acting Edition by Lisa Loomer. Lists with This Book.


Oct 20, Briana rated it did not like it Recommends it for: Everyone is distracted, even the actors—they’re breaking character! Its largely about adhd, which is a neurodevelopmental disorder, not a mental disorder you bigot. Nicole rated it really liked lkomer Nov 19, Katie rated it it was amazing Oct 21, In a meeting with his parents, his teacher Michelle Dowd spells out the disruptions he causes in school.

And he says its inaccurate, which I can say as someone who basically went through everything that happens when I was Jesse’s age, is just not true. Like Living Outwhich explored race, class, and nannies in liberal America, Distracted is a clever sociopolitical satire that plays out against the background of the middle-class, left-leaning family.

Then again, his resistance to labels is understandable in an era when we fling them about so blithely. If having sex and drugs and swearing its appealing to younger audiences, then by that logic the Disney channel should be airing South Park and Family Guy while Cartoon Network airs porn.

Selected pages Title Page. My main complained is that I think the Dad character really got off easy, a little unsatisfying I think.

Loomer’s ‘Distracted’? Attention must be paid

Dad says, “He’s just a boy! The loudest cry of all may be the one that finally reaches over the din of cell phones and commercials and boom boxes: Its funny and thought provoking and can be enjoyed by anyone who doesn’t have the IQ of a brain dead duck who’s had a whole gy lobotomy and just smoked a pound of weed.

Account Options Sign in. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Not one character is truly relatable, and the story is therefore difficult to care about. Byy Morley rated it it was amazing May 12, The end idstracted this play seems to imply that attention and love from two caring parents is enough to solve any problems caused by mental illness which is empirically not the case.


Dowling snipes about a high-strung mutual acquaintance.

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The questions that Loomer raises in Distracted are difficult ones, and there are no easy answers. Tagged in this Story.

Maritza rated lisx it was amazing Feb 17, Sean Pollock rated it it was amazing Apr 23, The interactive set allowed the characters to move quickly and effectively through the space, shifting from the wall of televisions to the simplicity of a suburban kitchen by moving a few panels. Just a moment while we sign you in to scriot Goodreads account. Karnes “breaking character” to go on the record about how much Ritalin has helped.

The ending of the play kind of just “happens” not a lot gets resolved but ends on a little hopeful note. Another thing he says is that anyone with a mental disorder won’t enjoy it. Ross rated it scrkpt was amazing Oct 05, Moreover, all the asides to the audience especially by Pinchot become distracting to the point of near annoyance; and by now we’ve already gotten the point — repeatedly.

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