Burst

FULL LENGTH: Sarah Boyd is an extraordinary human being. Not only did she build her company from scratch using nothing but willpower and fortitude, she also sits on the precipice of truly saving this planet. Because on top of being one of the fastest growing tech companies in history, Tactix, with Sarah at its helm, will usher this planet into the post-plastic era. A time where we need not worry or fret over...
FULL LENGTH: Sarah Boyd is an extraordinary human being. Not only did she build her company from scratch using nothing but willpower and fortitude, she also sits on the precipice of truly saving this planet. Because on top of being one of the fastest growing tech companies in history, Tactix, with Sarah at its helm, will usher this planet into the post-plastic era. A time where we need not worry or fret over the great destruction being done to our world from this non-biodegradable foe. With her eyes steady on her next round of funding, Sarah must persevere through a late night interview with a particularly tough reporter, a lawsuit aimed at a person from her past, and the waffling of her CTO. It's a heavy load, and Sarah knows that she is the only one great enough to bear it.
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Burst

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  • Cameron Houg:
    28 Mar. 2019
    A beautiful play that takes place in the moment before everything bursts. Bublitz asks us to grapple with questions of morality, of what it takes to get to the top, and of what it takes to change the world. A story of a woman who clambered to the top using whatever means necessary, and who must now sit in her lonely castle. Thought provoking, funny, interesting, and incredibly relevant.
  • Ryan Han:
    26 Mar. 2019
    The bottle episode to end all bottle episodes. An absolute gold mine of characters who know exactly what they're about. Poignant and necessary in today's world of buzzwords and instant gratification. An insightful and thrilling look at the tech industry, gender roles, and environmental apathy
  • Emily Hageman:
    28 Nov. 2018
    A fantastic and thrilling piece for three women. Each character is nuanced and well developed--any role is a to die for part for any actress worth her salt. Sarah is absolutely fascinating--and that monologue at the end, holy cow, talk about a fantastic audition piece. A great, compelling, edge-of-your-seat piece of theatre that is definitely going places.

Character Information

  • Sarah Boyd
    early to mid thirties,
    Any
    ,
    Female
    CEO and Founder of Tactix. Conventionally attractive. Wears slacks, black turtle necks, and either black or gray puffy vests. Often wears red lipstick.
  • Jennifer Weaver
    early to mid thirties,
    Any
    ,
    Female
    Chief of Technology for Tactix. Brilliant. Does not put a considerable amount of time in her clothing choices and that shows. Probably wearing a comfy and unflattering sweater or sweatshirt.
  • Alexis Lyons
    late twenties to thirties,
    Any
    ,
    Female
    Journalist. Charming, able to make most people she comes in contact with trust her right away. Can at times be overconfident in her charm.

Development History

  • Workshop
    ,
    Theatre 33
    ,
    2019
  • Reading
    ,
    REACH at the Utah Shakespeare Festival
    ,
    2018
  • Reading
    ,
    Keegan Theatre
    ,
    2018

Awards

Semi-Finalist
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MACH33: Festival of New Science-Driven Plays
,
The Caltech and Pasadena Playhouse
,
2019