It’s 2038 and tech-giant Edison is set to introduce a line of self-driving trucks. The vehicles will make ninety-nine percent of long-haul trucking autonomous, putting thousands out of work. Tonight, you’re invited to a retirement speech for the last truck driver in America.
Presented as a staged reading, TRUCK is a new play about technology, work, and the challenges of the near future.
Written by Graham Isador (GQ, The Beaverton) with performances by Adam Lazarus (Daughter), Tim Walker (White Heat), and Ellie Moon (Adult Adoption).
“A master storyteller” – Toronto Guardian, on Graham Isador
* The running time includes a 15-minute post-show Q+A, moderated by SummerWorks Presentations Guest Curator, Jivesh Parasram.
Graham Isador – Playwright, Director
Adam Lazarus – Performer
Ellie Moon – Performer
Tim Walker – Performer
Presgang acknowledges the support of the Ontario Arts Council.
ASL interpretation will be provided for the reading and post-show Q+A.
Part of the SummerWorks Exchange programming – a series of events to facilitate artist and community growth, to strengthen the ecology of live performance in Canada, and expand our dialogue and collaboration with the international arts community.