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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  • 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.
  • Beth Kander:
    16 Nov. 2018
    Nate Eppler's Primary User is so timely in addressing grief in the digital age. But it's also timeless, because the trappings of today's technology is really just the background for a deeper exploration of loss and love - who we are, how we present ourselves, how we're remembered. With enough humor to keep it entertaining, this powerful play takes it audience deep into the questions that make us human.

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