Continuing the award-winning audience and community-building strategy of their last seven productions, no financial transaction is required to attend a Flux performance. Instead, attendees reserve a “Living Ticket” and are welcome to donate based on Flux’s open budget and commitment to reach living wages for all artists and staff. For their work with the Living Ticket, Fractured Atlas gave Flux their Arts Entrepreneurship Award.
Synopsis: At Code Breakers, black and brown high school girls learn software engineering. When Benita (Lori Parquet) is promoted to CEO, she enlists the help of a journalist friend (Isaiah Tanenbaum) to confront a controversy over rejecting a white student. Then Bel (Morgan McGuire), a new Code Breakers employee, accuses the outgoing CEO (John Lenartz) of sexual misconduct. The fallout threatens the most vulnerable in their community, including Dani (Neo Cihi), a trans employee and former student. In a tokenizing system that pits oppressed peoples against each other, can their relationships survive? Is it better to leverage the resources of these systems in service of justice, or burn the whole thing down?
The production is the recipient of a 2019 Dramatists Guild Fund Writers Alliance Grant, one of ten plays that “pushes boundaries and shows tremendous promise,” being produced by a theater company that “holds itself to superlative ethical standards in supporting the livelihoods and careers of writers.”