some scripts collective is a new virtual performance group, making sporadic online productions and script readings by means of audio or Zoom productions.
Happy Pills: a radio play adaptation (2021)
directed & edited by Sayde Hampton
written by Alyssa Cokinis
Fern – Taylor Elizabeth Claman
Kerouac – Ari Bautista
Rose – Napsugar Hegedus
Jon – Xavier Pace
Kisa – Ashley Cokinis
Enforcers – Keegan Gormally & Alyssa Cokinis
President – Bridget Johnston
Welcome to your citizen training for the Integrated Borders Union, a new government set up after nuclear attacks on the United States! Happy Pills is an audio drama detailing how nuclear fallout rendered survivors like you emotionless. However, thanks to the mandatory Pill Program, your daily dose of emotions is also available. During your training, you will primarily hear a cautionary tale of Fern, a young woman who joined the IBU after wandering the wasteland. You will hear Fern’s story of what happened to her in the wasteland while recovering from withdrawal and how she relapsed while in the IBU. With this knowledge, we are confident you will make better decisions so that we may all feel together.
Happy Pills went to Oregon Fringe Festival and Atlanta Fringe Audio (both remotely) as an adapted radio play of the original stage play.
Climate Change Theatre Action 2019
In 2019, some scripts co-sponsored productions of Climate Change Theatre Action in Shanghai, China (November 2019) and Nanjing, China (Nanjing, China). EIC Alyssa Cokinis and 张沁心 Ivy Zhang served as producers for both productions.
Read production reflections written by our EIC here.