Family Intervention

Inspired by this week’s White House meltdown, the Wee Folk Players (They’re a Stitch)  bring you this domestic tableau. For the impromptu skit, the leading man borrowed an appropriate period costume from wardrobe and the backstage crew quickly dressed the set with existing props.

As the saga unfolds, one burning question lingers — Will the family finally step in and save their loved one from himself? Perhaps there’s a chance he’ll listen, since they are the only ones he trusts with undying loyalty. Of course, he will kick and scream, but sometimes you have to take the bull by the horns. Please, if not on his behalf, then for the sake of the country (and the world)!

The Wee Folk Players (They’re a Stitch) formed after the 2016 election and have produced 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). And to find out about Salley Mavor’s post-election satire, please read this interview.

11 thoughts on “Family Intervention

  1. Yes … Perhaps the voices of the Wee Folks Players will reach the ears & hearts of those who have influence. Thank you Salley

  2. Love the accurate portrayal of the fit being thrown and the family “watching” — will they intervene? Probably not! No one seems to be able to stop the unruly, badly behaved child!

  3. I think the whole family needs an intervention. It’s going to take Congress and the Supreme Court doing the checks and balances thing, the sooner the better.

  4. Just an observation..only female family members can sway him? His 3 sons pictures should be on that mantle too…not wanting to be sexist or show favouritism…😜👏👏😉😉

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    • Yes, you’re right, of course. The only excuse for their absence is the crew’s tight schedule, hence the “impromptu skit”. The set dresser had to manage with whatever she found hanging around backstage.

  5. The work done by Salley Mavor is outstanding. I used to get very excited opening the mails coming from Salley. But since politics became the theme of the beautiful handwork, it is no longer filling me with joy and pleasure. Why do we allow politics to take over our peace, and creativity….surely there are many more joyful topics to base the beautiful handwork on?

    • Thank you for your honest reaction to my recent series. As an artist, I strive to create art that recognizes and reflects the irony and tragedy, as well as the beauty of the world we live in. I accept that my political pieces may not sit well with those who either disagree or who don’t expect or want to see this kind of work rendered in embroidery. My work has never fit into conventional categories of needlework, illustration, craft or art, which is fine. That way, I am free to venture away from prescribed norms in both technique and content. This blog is a way to follow my personal artistic journey, which passes through some stormy weather at times. I understand if you might want a sunnier climate.

  6. Thank you for again, speaking your truth through your art. Honor your personal artistic journal in all of the ways and subjects that you pursue! Doing this is just exactly what an artist is supposed to do. Love it! Love this piece!

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