Oberon Books have published the full text of A Machine they’re Secretly Building by Andrew Westerside and Proto-type Theater as part of their Modern Plays Series.
The script is available via the Oberon Website and includes a critical introduction from Dr Aylwyn Walsh, Lecturer in Applied Theatre and Intervention at University of Leeds.
I want you to know what’s happening…
From what might be a news desk, an office, a bedroom, a bunker under a mountain or a theatre, two people – reporters, senators, freedom fighters, or just… well… concerned citizens like you – think about what it is to speak up, speak out, blow the whistle and lift the veil.
A Machine They’re Secretly Building charts a course from the Top Secret secrets of WWI intelligence (via the moon, 1972’s Chess World Championships, a disco in Oklahoma and the cafeteria at CERN) through to 9/11, the erosion of privacy, Edward Snowden and the terror of a future that might already be upon us.
It is about how we got to the point where our governments are spying on us and how that’s changing who we are.
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