Repossessed

FULL LENGTH - What would happen to our world if anyone could choose to remix and rewrite their memories and personalities?

Rich and Gretchen seem to have the ideal marriage, until they learn that it was manufactured by a mysterious biotech company which installed it into their brains. Because they can no longer afford this service, the company must repossess their improvements.

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FULL LENGTH - What would happen to our world if anyone could choose to remix and rewrite their memories and personalities?

Rich and Gretchen seem to have the ideal marriage, until they learn that it was manufactured by a mysterious biotech company which installed it into their brains. Because they can no longer afford this service, the company must repossess their improvements.

REPOSSESSED explores questions of identity, morality, and authenticity amidst a world of rapidly changing technology and the ethics that come with it.

Hear an excerpt of the play with playwright interview here: https://www.bostonpodcastplayers.com/bpp-season1/
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Repossessed

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  • John Minigan:
    12 Jun. 2018
    Like the best science fiction, Repossessed creates a world with an inner consistency and logic and with important things to say about our own—in this case about consciousness, memory, and how much we’re willing to sacrifice to get what we want.
    And the concerns of the characters (are experiences/emotional connections meaningful if they are “virtual”?) are compelling and frighteningly contemporary.
    The structure of the play is, even as a reader, mesmerizing, moving from scenes to interludes that gives us glimpses below the surface of the characters and back in a fascinating and compelling way. Stunning, rich work.

  • Rosa Nagle:
    18 Jun. 2017
    This play poses a chilling question: Will being human be enough for us anymore? As our lives become increasingly intertwined with the virtual world, it's possible that, eventually, the virtual world will overtake our lives. We may program ourselves into new, more efficient beings. New partly-humans. Stronger, smarter, faster. There have to be repercussions to not being able to love. Right? Was Crystal Shenkmann better off as driftless, non-ambitious Crystal, or is her decision to permanently be Gretchen better? Gretchen has everything Crystal wanted- money, power, prestige. Gretchen is "less" human, less emotional, more computer-brain. Who is the better person?

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    Pork Filled Players
    ,
    2017
  • Reading
    ,
    Fresh Ink Theatre
    ,
    2017
  • Reading
    ,
    The Depot in Connecticut
    ,
    2017
  • Reading
    ,
    Boston Podcast Players
    ,
    2017

Production History

  • Professional
    ,
    Theatre Conspiracy (FL)
    ,
    2018

Awards

Semi-Finalist
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Semi-Finalist
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Dayton Playhouse Futurefest
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2018
Winner
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New Work Initiative
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Lotus Lee Foundation
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2018
Finalist
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The Lift-Off Series
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Navigators Theatre
,
2017
Winner
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New Play Contest Winner
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Theatre Conspiracy
,
2017