Primary User

Where do your posts go when you die? A cutting-edge chatbot unintentionally becomes a digital monument when one of its creators dies unexpectedly, leaving his loved ones to argue over ownership of the digital remains – and their own grief. A millennial ghost story and an examination of disconnection and grief in the age of loneliness.
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Primary User

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  • Nick Malakhow:
    26 Nov. 2019
    A gorgeous and poignant piece about grief in the contemporary world. As the play winds back and forth in time, Eppler flashes out several very human and nuanced characters. Using "Ozee" as a device (literal and figurative) to explore Mia, Liz, and Ruthie's competing ownership of memories and the legacy of Oz is brilliant! I'd love to see this highly theatrical piece on its feet.
  • River Timms:
    25 Jan. 2019
    With 'Primary User', Eppler crafts a brilliant story of grief that examines how difficult it can be to divide up the emotional pieces of a deceased person amongst those that loved them. Highly recommend.
  • Victor Lesniewski:
    18 Nov. 2018
    A potent exploration of how and why we mourn, this play plumbs the depth of our psychology and unearths hard truths about our self-preservation in the face of mortality. It's a must read.

Development History

  • Reading
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    Ashland New Plays Festival
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    2018
  • Reading
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    Ingram New Works Festival
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    2017
  • Residency
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    Ingram New Works Project / Nashville Repertory Theatre
    ,
    2017

Awards

Winner
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2018 Ashland New Plays Festival
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Ashland New Plays Festival
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2018