May 5, 2021
Due to ongoing complications from the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly as they affect international performers, the 2021 BorderLight International Theatre + Fringe Festival has been canceled. Thus, Playwrights Local’s production of Hey Siri will no longer be staged during the original festival dates of July 22-24, 2021. We hope to postpone this production to a rescheduled BorderLight festival in July 2022. Please check back for updated information.
Written by Mary E. Weems, Ph.D.
Directed by Michael Oatman
Presented as part of the 2021 BorderLight International Theatre + Fringe Festival
July 22-24, 2021
Hey Siri is like a wireless signal reaching three very different callers in the same city. Mack is an Iraqi War Veteran who suffers from PTSD. Elizabeth is a former doll hoarder without a single relative or friend. Lucky is an agoraphobic whose mother died from a heroin overdose. What happens when all three of these isolated people turn to Siri, the voice of their iPhones, for salvation? Is there insight behind Siri’s responses or is her intelligence truly artificial? Hey Siri tests the value of this pervasive technology when these three users start asking real questions.
Inda Blatch-Geib……..Costume Designer
L.J. Chandler……..Stage Manager
Tara Codella……..Lighting Designer
Autumn Jacobs……..Assistant Director
Todd Plone……..Set Designer
David Todd……..Production Manager
Lisa L. Wiley……..Prop Designer