The Rep presents a new theatrical experience over the phone with Human Resources
30 March, 2021
Together with the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company and Telephonic Literary Union, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis (an Arts and Education Council operating support grantee) presents Human Resources, a unique and interactive audio experience. Accessible only by phone, Human Resources allows each audience member to select among a series of unorthodox options in a twist on the traditional customer-service phone maze. Human Resources is not a traditional theatre experience. Each participant has the opportunity to direct their own journey through the helpline, spending as much or as little time as desired.
"Human Resources is an innovative artistic balm for our pandemic isolation,” said Hana S. Sharif, Augustin Family Artistic Director at The Rep. “Whether you stay on the line for three minutes or thirty, there are so many options to explore and delightful nuggets to uncover.”
Available through April 11, 2021, this intimate audio anthology repurposes the customer service hotline for stranger, more tender use, inviting callers to take charge of their experience and discover the unexpected. Based on the prompts each caller chooses, the quirky journey can be silly or serious, thought-provoking or frivolous, perplexing or straightforward, but always surprising. The interactive possibilities in Human Resources make it best experienced on a smartphone. Within the journey, you may be disconnected, texted or prompted to continue.
Your ticket gives you access to the Human Resources phone line for four days from the time you receive your access code. Call in as many times as you like to discover different experiences.
Tickets are on sale now on The Rep’s website or by calling The Rep box office at 314.968.4925.
Human Resources was created by Brittany K. Allen, Christopher Chen, Hansol Jung, Sarah Lunnie, Stowe Nelson, Zeniba Now and Yuvika Tolani and features the vocal talents of Marc Bovino, David Greenspan, Jin Ha, Mia Katigbak, Brian Quijada and Ikechukwu Ufomadu.
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