Written by designer and educator in Designed Objects at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Ilona Gaynor, ‘The Ascent’ is a four act play, read here by Andrew and Sitraka during VVFA Live@ LDF Sugarhouse Studios 2018.

The Play is centred around a staff away day of a mid-sized American law firm. The four acts become increasingly perilous for the firm’s staff; leaving them with no choice but to out manoeuvre one another… and in some cases even leading to murder before an eventual drowning in the conflated margins of time.