They Extract!

In this physical and lyrical exploration "commodity", oil is long over and new technologies have made emotion extraction a key energy source. Vera returnes home to the company town built up around Emotus, where this energy is mined from human workers. Everything seems changed, but perhaps things were always this precarious. Her father, once a head engineer at Emotus was left a fragile, paranoid wreck...
In this physical and lyrical exploration "commodity", oil is long over and new technologies have made emotion extraction a key energy source. Vera returnes home to the company town built up around Emotus, where this energy is mined from human workers. Everything seems changed, but perhaps things were always this precarious. Her father, once a head engineer at Emotus was left a fragile, paranoid wreck in the aftermath of an unexplained accident at the company, which resulted in her mother's death. Through her clumsy investigation to piece together Pop-pop's trauma, Vera meets Woolen, one of Emotus' most productive loving mines. First meet-cute then honey mooning, falling in love with Vera casts whole new light on Woolen's work as they struggle to produce for Emotus in the wake of their growing feelings for Vera. Pop-pop rises to the occasion of his hallucinations and his truth but Vera can't get any answers until it's too late. Emotus minds the bottom line and sacrifices must be made to keep production up.
  • Recommend
  • Download
  • Save to Reading List

They Extract!

Development History

  • Workshop
    ,
    Wesleyan Second Stage
    ,
    2014

Production History

  • Workshop
    ,
    Alma's Engine
    ,
    2016