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.

Podcast production: 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.

Full audio production available in Podcast form by The Parsnip Ship: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/the-parsnip-ship/e/63173050

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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  • Lainie Vansant:
    14 Sep. 2019
    I just listened to the Parsnip Ship episodes featuring this play (check 'em out) and wow! The world-building is impeccable, the moral dilemmas are intriguing, and the story had me hooked the whole time. Plus, it's high-quality sci-fi with relatively minimal tech requirements. Produce this one, it's a winner!
  • Nelson Diaz-Marcano:
    24 Apr. 2019
    An extremely well written sci fi thriller that asks hard questions about being human, about love and about expectations. The play hooks you with its fantastic premise and then breaks you as it unravels just to reward you with a great ending. Please read and produce!
  • Laura Zlatos:
    8 Apr. 2019
    Repossessed asks profound questions about ethics and identity and what makes us, us, while adeptly blurring the lines between virtual reality and humanity. Lam weaves a story that is both suspenseful and heartbreaking as married couple Rich and Gretchen reckon with revelations about their relationship in this sci-fi drama.

Character Information

  • Gretchen Warner
    35-45,
    Female
    Appears to be a cultured and intelligent woman of style and tact, like someone just featured in the New York Times Style section.
  • Rich Warner
    40-55,
    Male
    Appears to be a self-possessed man of dignity and success, used to being a success at all levels of life, like someone who has just finished giving his Ted Talk.

  • Regina Hastings
    45-70,
    Female
    Appears to be an ambitious and powerful woman heading a groundbreaking biotech company, like someone who just nailed her Senate testimony.
  • Ted Naughton
    50-70,
    Male
    A lawyer and Rich’s longtime friend despite his obvious shortcomings.
  • Cindy
    28-35,
    Female
    Appears to be just a girl you meet but don’t really think much about.

  • The Voice
    20-80
    Appears to be a soothing and reassuring disembodied voice, helpful, comforting and without emotion. Should be visually represented onstage in some fashion.

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

  • Fringe
    ,
    The Parsnip Ship Podcast/Artists' Theater of Boston
    ,
    2019
  • Professional
    ,
    Theatre Conspiracy (FL)
    ,
    2018

Awards

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