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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  • Bella Poynton:
    29 May. 2023
    An incredible, real-time piece. The best play I saw in 2022, honestly. Original and thought-provoking. I thought about it for weeks after.
  • Samantha Marchant:
    17 Nov. 2022
    A well paced script about capitalism, environmentalism and how women interact and react to each other. Each of the three characters is a strong female role.
  • Donna Hoke:
    27 Oct. 2022
    In real-time, Rachel delivers a pressure cooker of powerhouse roles for three women and centers them in a tale usually reserved for men. In doing so, she allows themes of late-stage capitalism and wish-cycling blindness to resonate with truthful undercurrents about feminism, sexism, and women's relationships to other women. The result is a fast and fresh evening of theater. Bravo!

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

  • Reading
    ,
    Theatre Midwest
    ,
    2022
  • Reading
    ,
    MACH33: Festival of New Science-Driven Plays, The Caltech and Pasadena Playhouse
    ,
    2020
  • Workshop
    ,
    Theatre 33
    ,
    2019
  • Workshop
    ,
    Ground & Field Theatre Festival
    ,
    2019
  • Reading
    ,
    REACH at the Utah Shakespeare Festival
    ,
    2018
  • Reading
    ,
    Keegan Theatre
    ,
    2018

Production History

  • Professional
    ,
    Relative Theatrics
    ,
    2024
  • Professional
    ,
    Alleyway Theatre Inc.
    ,
    2022

Awards

Semi-Finalist
,
Local Theater Company’s 10th annual Local Lab 2021
,
Local Theater Company
,
2020
Selection
,
MACH33: Festival of New Science-Driven Plays
,
The Caltech and Pasadena Playhouse
,
2020
Semi-Finalist
,
MACH33: Festival of New Science-Driven Plays
,
The Caltech and Pasadena Playhouse
,
2019