Strata Inc. by Megan Piercey Monafu
Strata Inc. follows a hacker going corporate, exploring the collision between our best intentions and the enticing compromises we make for success.As a teen, Victoria was an infamous hacker. Now a young adult, she has created a powerful virtual reality platform and has agreed to work for a giant tech corporation in order to bring that platform to a huge audience. As users collide with the new Internet reality of VR experiences, exploring online privacy, connection, security, and access, Victoria must choose: run the multinational responsible, or escape from her own invention.
Keywords: virtual reality, big tech, silicon valley, faustus, hacker
Produced by Strata Inc. Collective/Rebel. com, March 2020
Audio play version presented by the undercurrents Festival, Ottawa ON, March 2021
The play is currently also available as an audio play upon request.
A live production of this play, featuring sound design and individual audience headphones, is available to tour.
Run time: 110 minutes
Suitable for students 14+
Content note: Contains swearing, references and reaction lines pertaining to virtual sexual assault, discussion of sexual assault.
Cast size: 8 actors
Casting note: The 25 roles can be doubled so that 8 performers can be used to run the play. The playwright is open to changes in character gender.