Non-Player Character

Aspiring video game designer Katja and her longtime friend Trent are an unstoppable team against animated monsters in the virtual underworlds of SpearLight, an online role-playing game. But after a humiliating falling-out, Trent marshals an army of internet trolls to wage real-life war against her. Comic and poignant, Non-Player Character is a timely, boldly theatrical exploration of the games we play and who’s winning.
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Non-Player Character

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  • Kevin Cirone:
    10 Aug. 2018
    A really fantastic, expertly crafted piece to read and envision, NPC sheds light on a gender bias in the technology and digital entertainment industries that not enough people are talking about. Gamergate didn't go away and it might even be worse than ever. Every internet troll needs to see and understand this piece. Will they? Probably not. But one can hope.
  • Aaron Sawyer:
    9 Aug. 2018
    Inventive female driven comedy that's smart, playful, and hopeful. There are punches. There is wit. There is beauty.
  • Jennifer Kokai:
    23 Apr. 2018
    I love this play. It's a smart, hilarious, and insightful look into gender, video games, and relationships. It offers amazing opportunities for actors, designers, and directors.

Development History

  • Reading
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    La MaMa
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    2017
  • Reading
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    Huntington Theatre Company, Boston MA
    ,
    2015

Awards

Finalist
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National Playwrights Conference
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Eugene O'Neill Theater Center
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2016