The Factory by Lindsay Price - Theatrefolk

The Factory

Recommended for High Schools and Middle Schools

The Factory

by Lindsay Price

Robots will always do their jobs better than real people. And rules are what make the Factory productive.

 About 30 minutes

Times given are approximate and do not include intermissions/scene changes/breaks


 16
16 Any Gender


Simple set


 30 pages

Dramedy Movement-based

The Factory is efficient. The Factory runs like clockwork. The Time to Begin song always begins at 7 am. The official Greeting always takes place at 7:02. The Factory workers follow the rules and do their jobs to the letter.

Why shouldn’t they? They are humanoid robots programmed to be efficient and follow the rules. Robots will always do their jobs better than real people. And rules are what make the Factory productive.

Or do they? Rules come with red tape. And red tape can act like a wrench in the works…

Challenge your students physically with this futuristic tale.

16 Characters
16 Any Gender

Characters in this play are currently identified as male or female. Directors are welcome to assign any gender (binary or non-binary) to any character and modify pronouns accordingly.

The Boss: KACHO (kaa-cho) [A] 51 lines
Weather Reporter: ORAS (Oh-raz) [A] 19 lines
Rule Knower: PRAVILA (Prah-vill-ah) [A] 19 lines
Questioner: VAD (rhymes with rad) [A] 17 lines
Maintenance Manager: RIZIKI (Ree-zee-kee) [A] 24 lines
Good Health Monitor: TERVE (rhymes with nerve) [A] 14 lines
Time Keeper: DOBA (Doh-ba) [A] 24 lines
The Counter: KALKULI (Kal-koo-lee) [A] 22 lines
Song Master: LAG (rhymes with bag) [A] 15 lines
Quality Control: HINSHI (Hin-shee) [A] 14 lines
Document Control: SPIS (rhymes with hiss) [A] 14 lines
Custodial Manager: PEDEL (Peh-dell) [A] 22 lines
Schedule Keeper: ZAKAZATI (Za-ka-zah-tee) [A] 27 lines
The Creator: DR. ZABLUDEN (Za-blue-den) shown through hologram. [A] 6 lines
One Monologue
The Humans: MIRA (or MIRO if a guy) JAK (or JAI if a girl) They are both high school students. [A] 25, 38 lines

Prop List

Stopwatch, Small cube, Pair of gloves, Container, Personal device

Multimedia

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