Episode 1: written by Alan Berks
A dinner party between two couples turns hilariously dark as issues of privilege and food preferences are discussed, in a play that could be subtitled, "Siri, was Hitler a vegetarian?" These awkward dinner conversations are all too familiar in the last few months; we're not sure what to say to whom, and things can escalate quickly. But at least we're talking, right?
Chew On It (new)
A reimagining of this same dinner party, as happening in 2020. This time it's a covid-safe dinner party, in which everyone brings their own food and dishes. The same awkward conversations happen, in different variations, including an exploration of the closing line of the first play: "I voted for him!" Yeesh.
Episode 2: written by Cristina Florencia Castro
In this biting social commentary disguised as a comedy, three wealthy and privileged women take a Spanish class just for the fun of it, seemingly with no respect for the language, culture, or the harried teacher. It's funny because it's true!
Another "biting social commentary disguised as a comedy," this play is set in a city council meeting, in which the members find it important to write dates in the European style, but don't think it's worthwhile to provide safety information in Spanish for their Spanish-speaking residents.
Episode 3: written Christina M. Ham
Two couples travel to Mt. Rushmore, some reluctantly, some enthusiastically, and some hard truths come out, both personal and political.
Another vacation to visit unspecified monuments to the unspecified dead. Again the travelers are there for different reasons, and the question is asked: who will remember us, and how will they remember us?
Episode 4: written Andrew Rosendorf
A woman who is out hiking (and maybe hunting) in the woods in Minnesota discovers a dying polar bear, with whom she has a conversation about life, love, and loss.
In a Breath (new)
In this direct sequel that takes place a few years later, the woman visits the site of this pivotal moment in her life. She brings a date, during a pandemic, adding issues of finding connection during this distanced time to the previous topics of grieving and loss.
Episode 5: written Aamera Siddiqui
On election day in a not too distant future which may or may not come to pass, a very pregnant woman is trying to vote. The well-meaning rule-following volunteer is giving her a hard time because her ID no longer matches her registration due to her recent divorce, and recent Voter ID laws and other restrictions have created so many hoops for citizens to jump through. A scary thought indeed.
The Busload Uprising of 2025 (new)
The election of the first play ended in a tie (between an Obama/Cortez and a Pence/Miller ticket), and this play sees our characters join together to ferry busloads of senior citizens to the polls. It's a scary (and hopefully not prescient) scenario in which Election Day is a dangerous, revolutionary event.