In this series of posts, we’ll be bringing you glimpses into the devising process for The Trojan Women Project. The thirteen performers involved often wrote poems, songs, dialogues, and movement pieces on the theme and ideas being explored in the rehearsal room. Sometimes they were created in the spur of the moment and other times director Rachel Hynes gave them prompts to go away and work on and then return with material. This piece was written by Francesca Marie Chilcote who played Jessica. If you’ve seen The Trojan Women Project you’ll recognize many of these phrases and ideas as this piece was repurposed by director Rachel Hynes into a series of choruses of “women’s language.”


I’m So Sorry
by Francesca Marie Chilcote

I’m so sorry!

Does that make sense?

Let’s all have dinner

So you start with garlic and onions.

Just put a little extra olive oil in.

Bake for 30 minutes on 350

I could be wrong.

I’m not sure

It’s just an idea

Do you have time?



I feel as if…

I don’t know if you’ve tried this already, but

Just mix some water and white vinegar and a few drops of essential oils!

You can put that in your hair as a mask!

It needs some salt.

It’s almost done!

I’m hungry again.

I’m so hungry.

No thanks, I’m not hungry

Is that ok?

Vocal fry.

I can do it by myself.

How can I help?

I can do that!

I can organize that!

Here, I’ll kiss it and make it better.

It looks good on you!

You didn’t have to go through all that trouble

My  mom used to do my hair like this.

How old is he?

4 months!

Sing lullaby.

Is it gluten free?

It’s gluten free!

Upward inflection symphony

I’ve been thinking about what you said…

I’m so proud of you.

I love you.

Could I bother you for moment?

Does that make sense?

Does that make sense?

Does that make sense?

Does that make sense?

Does that make sense?

Am I making sense?

That didn’t make any sense


Fuck me.

Sorry, don’t fuck me. Please.

Do you mind walking me to my car?

I’m not making sense right now, sorry, I’ve got mom brain!

I’m so busy right now.

I’m so tired.

I’m so cold.

I’m so fucking cold.

Have you seen my sweater?

Can we turn down the air conditioner please?

I can make it work.

Sorry to bother!

Is this a good time to talk?

That sounds ok.

Sorry to interrupt

No go you ahead!

This is fun, isn’t it.

Are you having a good time?


Have you read?

Have you seen?

I’m just…

How are you doing?

I’m fine.


Whatever’s fine.

I’m fine! Having it all!

Thank you so much!

How long are you guys staying!

She’s such a bitch.

She just has low self-esteem.

She’s a bitch.

I’m obsessed with her.


I don’t mean to be a bitch, but…

I don’t want to be bossy, but…

Does that make sense?

I really like your dress! Thanks 10 dollars. The outlets!

Does that make sense?

Does that make sense?

Does that make sense?

Does that make sense?

I’m sorry!

It’s ok

Whenever works for you

I’m flexible.

I’m flexible (sexy)

I think we should try

What if we did

I mean

You know?

Do you need anything?

Can you get that?

That’s ok, I can get that

That’s all right.

I understand.

Do you mind if?

Don’t worry.

I’m willing to go down if it’s not in the budget.

I can take notes.

I’m on my way already, I can do that.

I do it for the love.




Over it!

I can’t take all the credit, but it was my idea.


Sorry. I’m trying not to say like anymore.

Fuck, I keep apologizing. Sorry.



It’s, like, so hard.


I need to stop apologizing


Vocal fry out.