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Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom

Neighborhood 3 Webslide

By Jennifer Haley
Directed by Daniel May

The hottest video game, Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom uses cutting‑edge technology and GPS coordinates to create a playing environment identical to your subdivision. To win, you must smash through an army of zombies and escape your neighborhood. Gamers beware, things get intense as the line blurs between virtual and reality.

Rated M LogoWARNING: This game is rated M for Mature, involves both parents and players, and contains violent references, blood and gore and strong language.

Reviews from other productions of Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom

“A sense of unease about the diminishing line between real life and virtual reality lingered for days…” –Louisville Courier-Journal

“…youthful, tech-savvy appeal.” –Variety

“Anyone who’s watched a parent try to coax a teen from the computer to the dinner table will be locking all the tools in the shed after seeing this bloody one.” –Denver Post

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About the Playwright

Jennifer Haley is a Los Angeles-based playwright whose work has appeared around the country, most recently at the Lark Play Development Center in New York and the The O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, where she workshopped her play The Nether. This year she also developed Froggy at the Sundance Theatre Lab, The Banff Centre and A.C.T. in San Francisco. Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom was produced at the Actors Theatre of Louisville Humana Festival of New American Plays in 2008 and has seen continuing productions at theaters, colleges and high schools nation-wide. Breadcrumbs saw its world premiere at the Contemporary American Theater Festival in July 2010 and was nominated for the ATCA/Steinberg New Play Award. Jennifer was awarded a citation for the 2009 American Theatre Critic’s Association (ATCA) Francesca Primus Prize, and 2008 fellowships from the MacDowell and Millay artist colonies. She earned an MFA in playwriting at Brown University, and won the Weston Award for Drama and the Joelson Prize in Creative Writing. In 2009 Jennifer founded The Playwrights Union, a network of theater artists in Los Angeles writing for stage, tv and film.

Producer’s Quote

Aurora Theatre Producing Artistic Director Anthony Rodriguez on the relationship of Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom and the audience, “This play highlights how technology has become a substitute for personal engagement. Aurora Theatre is the perfect place for this great new play to be produced. Our theatre is right in the middle of suburbia, and that coupled with education and technology partners like Cisco, Georgia Gwinnett College, Gwinnett Tech and Rocket IT gives us all the ingredients to really engage a new audience.”

2 of 3 Chili Peppers Rating This show contains spicy language, violence and adult themes.

Show Sponsor:

Georgia Gwinnett College

Father Bryan Brendle
Mother Rachel Garner
Son Greg Bosworth
Daughter Jaclyn Hofmann
Production Staff
Producing Artistic Director Anthony Rodriguez
Associate Producer Ann-Carol Pence
Director Daniel May
Production Manager Britt Hultgren Ramroop
Technical Director/Lighting Designer James M. Helms
Stage Manager Hampton Whatley
Set Designer Lizz Dorsey
Costume Designer Thalia Sheperd
Sound Designer Brian Smith
Video Designer Bradley Bergeron
Props Designer Elizabeth Vitale
Wig Designer Monty Schuth
Assistant Technical Director Jonathan Fries
Scenic Artist Sarah Thomson

The Harvel Lab Series

Generously sponsored by Georgia Gwinnett College, The Harvel Lab Series 2011-2012 Season includes three shows: Underneath the Lintel, from the prestigious Humana Festival; Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom, a thriller set in the world of video gamers and zombies; and El Insólito Caso de Miss Piña Colada/The Preposterous Case of Miss Piña Colada, produced as a part of Teatro Del Sol, Aurora Theatre’s Spanish language theatre initiative.