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Play: Am I Being Hazed
by Jose F. Helu Jr.

Am I Being Hazed
satire by Jose F. Helu Jr.
minimum cast: 4: 2m, 0f, 2 any gender
8 minutes, 1 act

development stage: Just completed

Plot summary

This is a skit written for the six-line prompt "Am I being hazed?", which I am using to test the idea of remotely creating track-by-track recordings of plays.

Three distinguished science professors at a prestigious university are interviewing Dr. Markum for the position on their team. In doing so, they need to reveal a secret which doesn't sit well with the candidate, who then faces a difficult choice.

Stage settings

The office of a distinguished science professor.

Acting roles

  • Dr. KopfM: 50-65, The head of the geophysics division
  • Dr NiemandM/F: 40-55, A professor, skeptical of Dr. Kopf's plans
  • Dr. AvramM/F: 40-55, A professor, careful and conservative in attitude
  • Dr. MarkumM: 30-45, A young professor being offered a leading position.
Am I Being Hazed
satire by Jose F. Helu Jr.
minimum cast: 4: 2m, 0f, 2 any gender
8 minutes, 1 act

development stage: Just completed
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This recording (AmIBeingHazed-v3_vlq.mp3) was generated during the Covid19 pandemic by the Archipelago Virtual Theater. Individual performers voiced their parts separately, offline, and the tracks were edited together into a single performance. The process was iterated three times, ultimately allowing the actors to respond to cues from the other actors who were themselves responding to what other actors were saying.

Cast, in order of appearance:

  • Dr Kopf is voiced by Paul E Donager
  • Dr Niemand is voiced by Jen Gantwerker
  • Dr Avram is voiced by Phil Hahn
  • Dr Markum is voiced by Aaron Kaplan

Written, directed, and narrated by Jose F. Helu Jr.

Copyright © 2021 Jose F. Helu Jr.