mONSTER

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mONSTER-coverimageA play about human enslavement to the shiny toys of consumer technology.

September 1994. The dawn of the World Wide Web.

In a tiny and cramped college dorm room Nessa and Brill have just met as incoming freshman roommates. Nessa is bounding in energy, eager to conquer every party on campus, wanting to explore all the college experience has to offer. Brill meanwhile never leaves the room. Moreover, Brill never leaves her chair in their room, sitting before a strange digital workstation all times day and night. Nessa finds Brill’s constant presence unbearable and petitions Greg, their dorm RA, to move Brill as far away on campus as possible.

But Brill won’t switch rooms. Because Brill can’t leave their room. There’s something very important that Brill is doing in this very particular room.

And if Brill stops doing it, even for one minute, the world will go berserk.

mONSTER asks: is mass human adoption of new technology without new moral complication? Or has the harm of online culture always been the monster within us?

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Drama
Full-length, 90 minutes
2F/1M
Single set

Reviews, Sept 2017

September 2017, Swandive Theatre

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Published History

Dec 2018
New York, NY
Smith and Kraus, The Best Women’s Stage Monologues 2017.

Production History

Dec 2018, NYC NYC premiere and mainstage performance at the Jewel Box Theater as produced by Between Us Productions, and directed by Samantha Manas.
September 2017, Minneapolis, MN World premiere and mainstage performance at the Southern Theatre as produced by Swandive Theatre, and directed by Meg DiSciorio.

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