Hotel Insomnia is a six-part narrative-based work that takes a satirical look at two intimates who, through a one night performance, attempt to communicate with each other the old-fashioned way. Caught in a slightly unreal world, they struggle to resolve their impasse, but without success. In the real world these two individuals spend a good deal of time communicating in the virtual world. Abbreviated electronic messages, twitter, myspace, facebook, mini and micro blogs, and short bursts of entertainment compete for their attention. Time invested in books, in conversation and in creative thought is at risk. As Alberto Manguel suggests in his book The City of Words, the secrets to our ability to communicate across borders may be found in myths, legends, and the stories we tell one another.