ARE YOU ONE OF THOSE ROBOTS? by Deirdre Girard

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Tele-Nurse Ruth is worn out by life, responding by rote to the sometimes desperate callers who need her medical advice, until one call pushes her out of her indifference and into a world she never thought she’d embrace

Description

CHARACTERS

RUTH – Female, 50’s-60’s, traditional, buttoned up, exhausted by life.

ANNE – Female, mid 20’s to late 30’s, a young woman of simple, quiet dignity

OFFSTAGE VOICE 1 – Any adult age, gender

OFFSTAGE VOICE 2 – Any adult age, gender

PRODUCTION HISTORY

Are You One of Those Robots? has been produced live at the BostonSLAM (winner, audience favorite) and Barrington Stage 10 x 10 Festival (named top play by several media publications). It also has had several Zoom productions including The Boston Theater Marathon, Theatre Three NY, Spark Creative Works.

 

REVIEWS

“ Perhaps the most touching of all is “Are You One of those Robots?” by Deirdre Girard in which a coldly efficient operator of a healthcare hotline comes face to face with the reality of a caller. ” THE SARATOGIAN

“ …takes the audience through laughter and tears … Girard has written a heartwarming piece. ” BROADWAY WORLD

“ …the tenderness, loss and human connection of Deirdre Girard’s “Are You One of Those Robots?” will stay with you for 10 months if not 10 years. ” ALBANY TIMES UNION

 

RUNNING TIME

Approximately 10 minutes

 

PREVIEW

Preview available here

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FEMALE CAST

MALE OR FEMALE - CAST

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