Artificial Intelligence

It’s no secret that this is an especially productive time for the Wee Folk Players (They’re a Stitch), with every news cycle delivering a goody bag full of ready-made scripts to add to the American Drama Series.

Today’s episode taps into the winning combination of tragicomedy and the latest in spy technology and stars the besieged Great Fabricator’s team of loyal Apologists.

Being true the story, the prop crew acquired a new appliance for the set — a special microwave oven with surveillance capabilities. When asked to elaborate about the custom zapper, the red Apologist quipped, “I’m not inspector gadget!”

Can you spy an example of strategic product placement on the set?

An operative sat outside and patiently listened in for signs of intelligent life. His set of noise cancelling headphones were fashioned out of old cloth covered buttons.

When it became evident that a cut away set was required for the scene, the exterior wall got some spiffing up.

As of press time, the saga is unresolved and threatens to become an international incident. Will the Apologists continue to stand by their chronically unapologetic man? Please stay tuned.

The Wee Folk Players (They’re a Stitch) formed after the 2016 election and have performed a string of episodes in the American Drama Series. To keep up with new posts, subscribe to this blog (top right column on the home page). For a wide ranging look at new and old material from my studio, please follow along on Instagram and Facebook. And to find out about Salley Mavor’s post-election satire, please read this interview.

20 thoughts on “Artificial Intelligence

  1. Hi Salley,
    The exhibition at Gallery 65 on Williams(New Bedford, MA) is outstanding with the large scale framed scenes of birds, multi-cultural portraits and immigrants. The latter scene of figures fleeing in the dark dark woods was emotional, compelling, and created with such care. I then had to catch up with your web site from the statement to followers about your political action to travels with Polly. I appreciate your creativity and humor in the face of chaos. You are a marvelous messenger ! Simultaneously I appreciate your ability to embrace and remind us of the beauty in this world. Thank you !

  2. Of course I don’t have to say a thing – the work is over-the-top wonderful on so many levels. It is a fabulous example of all of your skills coming together at the right time, in the right way, for a righteous cause. The left and the right brain in perfect harmony!

      • Was thinking about you, and me, and the buttons on my walk this afternoon. Isn’t it wonderful, when something you’ve been pushing around in the studio for years, saying “I should just dump these,” turns out to be just the right thing one day, and you say to yourself ” There, I knew I was right to keep this!”

  3. I also do one twelfth scale miniatures and enjoy your scenarios very much. You do fabulous work. I have purchased all your books and lots of felt. I’m guessing I’ll have to make my armatures larger for one twelfth scale. Keep it up!!!

  4. Again, you’ve done amazing work. Your attention to detail is astounding. Your creativity knows no bounds. Old fabric covered buttons for headphones! Who would ever think of that. I love the placement of the Ivanka ad in the chief Apologist’s handbag. Have you seen the comic of her with her head stuck in a microwave? The caption says, “KellyAnne Conway taking a selfie.” There’s so much material here and you handle it so well. With class and just the right amount of tongue in check humor. Can’t wait to see what’s next.

  5. love it. The buttons for earphones is great, although I suspect he will have a long wait if he’s listening for “intelligent life” from that source!

  6. I love this series! It is clever without being cynical. Keep it up – you help us with Trump Induced Anxiety Disorder. (Hope you’ve seen the video – if not Google it)

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