Unmanned / by R. Sheth

June 2829, 2014

Written by Robert Myers
Directed by Sandeep Das

Featuring: Atra Asdou and Daniel Houle

Music Accompaniment by Michael J. Miles

By turns comic and appalling, Unmanned dramatizes the lives of two drone operators in a remote desert in the American Southwest—one, a retired male fighter pilot terrified to fly again; the other, a young female gamer who has never flown. This sets the stage for an exploration of the bizarre and disturbing profession of the military drone “pilot” and the ways in which technology has radically altered contemporary life and warfare.

Presented with an installation by visual artist Sabba Elahi. Both Elahi's art work and Myers' play address the ethical and moral challenges posed by drone plane technology and its resultant "collateral damage."