The Validator

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“You’re crying. You have a tear right here. You want me to touch you. You are very sad. You love the song I’ve picked.

The Vaildator understands the thoughts and feelings of her non-verbal patient, even if Mrs. Wilson doesn’t say a word. Even if she doesn’t move a muscle. The Validator knows that nobody wants to be alone, and that we all long for human connection and understanding. Maybe there will even be a breakthrough.

A bouffonesque verbatim short.

Performed at Toronto Festival of Clowns; Bouffon Night and Helen Donnelly’s Foolish Cabaret in 2014