Atlas, the Lonely Gibbon
- David Templeton:18 Jul. 2022“ One of those plays I read through in one sitting, then started over again to see how it reads once you know everything that's actually going on. And the second experience is as entertaining, intense and funny as the first. As a working journalist and a playwright myself, I can say that Yarchun's vision of the future, while layered with genuine affection and humor to soften (some of) the blows, is frighteningly spot-on, and often feels not-so-futuristic at all. ”
- Conor McShane:16 Jun. 2022“ I'm sure I'm not the only one who has this sense that, the more connected and integrated we make our lives, the more vulnerable we are. This play taps into some very relatable fears around the accelerated pace of technological progress, while at the same time diving into even more relatable fears of being replaced, of disconnecting from each other, of being alone in an increasingly changing world. It's tense, it's funny, it's deeply human, and has one of the most chilling final moments I've read in quite some time. ”
- Cheryl Bear:10 Jul. 2021“ In the dying world of journalism, can these two make it through as they battle technology? Thought provoking and well done. ”
- Man's Voice30,Male
- Irene28,FemaleA former journalist. Now works from home editing AI-generated articles. Anxious. Trying to gain solid ground with a downgraded version of her job.
- David28,MaleIrene’s husband. A cybercrime journalist. Gets caught in his head easily. Has a wry sense of humor.
- AtonaAgeless,Female or Non-binaryLike Alexa. The voice of just about everything in the apartment. Can be played by the actress who plays April.
- April27,FemaleIrene’s close friend. Starting to date again after a recent breakup. Eager and excited. A little self-involved.
- ,Reading,BadMouth Theatre2022
- ,Reading,Clamour Theatre Company2021
- ,Reading,Walking Shadow Reader Theater2021
- ,Reading,Centenary Stage Company2021
- ,Residency,Marble House Project2021
- ,Residency,HBMG Foundation2020
- ,Professional,Spreckels Theatre Company2022
Neukom Literary Arts Award for Playwriting
Seven Devils Playwrights Conference
National Playwrights Conference