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Machina by Richard Jordan

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THEMES: Technology, social interaction, identity

CHARACTER AGES: Early 20s to Mid 60s

Length
LENGTH: 1.5 Hours
Cast Size
CAST SIZE: 5 - 6 Cast Members
Target Audience
TARGET AUDIENCE: Adult
   PLAYWRIGHT: Richard Jordan
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Synopsis: One month ago, David Sergeant made the ultimate commitment to social media, choosing to forever separate mind and body by uploading his consciousness into social networking site Machina. An experimental and irreversible new process known as ‘Going Inside’, the user discards their need for a physical body and attains a kind of digital immortality in the cloud.

Now, as David’s family, friends and ex-lovers struggle to come to terms with his physical absence, questions are being asked about why this promising young man committed the equivalent of social suicide. Did he go willingly? Or was he pushed? David’s mother is determined to find out, even if it means reaching out to her son from the other side ...

Set in an uncomfortably familiar world of carefully-constructed online profiles and disposable digital relationships, Machina is a bold and ambitious new play by Richard Jordan (25 Down)

"Machina (pronounced MAK-ina from deus ex machine – the god via the machine) has ideas far above its station – encompassing the literal absorption of sentient beings into the cloud of its workings" Actors Greenroom, May 2014

Production History: The premiere production of Machina opened at The Loft Theatre, Kelvin Grove, Brisbane as part of the La Boite Indie season on 9th May 2014.

ISBN: 978 1 921390 70 8

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