SAINT JOAN OF SILICON VALLEY
"The future, as a concept, has always been lucrative; the more abstract, the better."
A loose adaptation of Bertolt Brecht's Saint Joan of The Stock Yards. The story has been transposed from the Chicago meatpacking industry of the 1920s to a present-day personal genetics company in Silicon Valley.
Brecht's play was considered an unperformable masterpiece and was never staged during his lifetime. Taking inspiration from this, Saint Joan of Silicon Valley is a purposefully unstageable play. Taking the forms of an interactive text-based game, a choreographic score for a dancer and a speculative Tech Conference Website.
The play explores notions of Transhumanism, sexism, martyrdom and divine justice.