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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

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In addition to traditional live stage performance rights, The Factory can also be performed under the following scenarios.

Virtual Performance

A Virtual Performance is a performance on an online web conferencing platform such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Skype, or Google Meets where performers are geographically isolated from one another and not together on a stage.

No audience is physically present with the performers. The audience is logged in to the same web conferencing platform as the performers.

Each time the play is performed for a virtual audience of any size (whether or not admission is charged) constitutes one performance.

Livestream Performance

Productions of The Factory may be Livestreamed.

All Livestream Performances must be conducted through our Authorized Streaming Partner, BookTix. Please contact BookTix at info@booktix.com for more information about Livestreaming.

A Livestream Performance is a traditional performance that is livestreamed to the Internet as the actors are performing. Instead of watching the show live in the theatre, the audience watches virtually from their home or other location.

All Livestream Performances must be conducted through our Authorized Streaming Partner, BookTix. Please contact BookTix at info@booktix.com for more information about Livestreaming.

A Livestream Performance may be pre-recorded. Recordings for pre-recorded Livestreams may be made if the recording is destroyed at the conclusion of the production. Should the producing organization want to retain the recording for archival purposes, they must purchase a separate Videorecording License from Theatrefolk.

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Each time the show is Livestreamed (whether performed live or pre-recorded) constitutes one performance.

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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.


Characters

 16
16 Any Gender

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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Royalty fees apply to all performances whether or not admission is charged. Any performance in front of an audience (e.g. an invited dress rehearsal) is considered a performance for royalty purposes.

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 About 30 minutes

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


 16
16 Any Gender


Simple set


 30 pages

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