by Zachary Scalzo
It’s a future close enough to imagine. A new tech service, Shelf Life, promises to take every piece of information you have on a loved one and load it into an AI. The resulting companion is something between immortality and a voice from the grave. The technology is new, the price high, but you can see this technology for yourself if you work for Quality Control. The catch? To maintain impartiality, you must never use the program yourself. ://SHELF_LIFE follows Luc, QC’s lead trainer who is currently undergoing a Human Resources tribunal. He’s broken the rules for Aunt April, the maiden aunt who lived at the fringes of the family. And now, he has one hour to appeal to a disciplinary committee to save himself—and his creation.
Zachary Scalzo is a queer theatremaker, writer, and translator whose theatrical work has been developed and performed both in the United States and in Canada. He is currently Artist in Residence in the English Department at the University of Central Oklahoma, and can be found on Instagram at @zjscalzo.
Zachary Scalzo (he/him) - Writer, Performer
S M Boyer (they/she) - Director
10/7/23 at 5:30p
10/11/23 at 7:00p
10/13/23 at 8:30p
10/14/23 at 2:30p
2O23 FESTIVAL PRODUCTION
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