Nathan Joe describes his play as a merry-go-round or daisy chain where one character overlaps in each scene till it comes full circle.
“Structurally it sets up the most sexually active characters first then continuing through to the more sexually articulate characters. The characters dig deeper into their own thoughts about what sex is as the play progresses. By the end in some ways, it’s not about sex at all. It mirrors real life – the more we talk about sex, the more we feel comfortable with it. The dramatic structure evolves to talk about sex in more detail as it progresses, and what sex is, what sex means, what sex feels like – not just physically but emotionally.”
Read Scene Four from Like Sex below, and answer the questions to investigate what is happening and what the scene might be about.
Download the scene on the right, read it, and answer the following questions.