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Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom - Full Length Play, Dark Comedy

Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom

Jennifer Haley

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Full Length Play, Dark Comedy

2m, 2f

ISBN: 9780573663239

In a suburban subdivision with identical houses, parents find their teenagers addicted to an online horror video game. 

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Full Length Play

Dark Comedy

75 Minutes

Time Period - Contemporary

Settings Of Play - Right now in the virtual reality of a video game suburbia.


No intermission, Multimedia


Intense Adult Themes, Strong Language


Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)


High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups


ATCA Francesca Primus Prize Finalist

Winner! 2009 Primus Citations from the American Theatre Critics Association which premiered at the Humana Festival of New American Plays at Actors Theatre of Louisville

In a suburban subdivision with identical houses, parents find their teenagers addicted to an online horror video game. The game setting? A subdivision with identical houses. The goal? Smash through an army of zombies to escape the neighborhood for good. But as the line blurs between virtual and reality, both parents and players realize that fear has a life of its own.

"Playing like a nifty episode of The Twilight Zone, the story builds to an affectingly gruesome finale [...] with its small-scale tech demands and four-person ensemble, Neighborhood seems a likely candidate for legit troupes hoping to benefit from the play’s youthful, tech-savvy appeal." - Variety

"When our player pounds on the video door, and we hear the bang on his own front door, it’s genuinely, brilliantly chilling." - The Denver Post

"Haley’s suspenseful play beamed cautionary messages about inattentive parents of teenagers addicted to online video games. A sense of unease about the diminishing line between real life and virtual reality lingered for days after the suburban zombies in Neighborhood 3 were vanquished with weed whackers and hedge clippers." - Louisville Courier-Journal

Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom was first presented by Actors Theatre of Louisville at the 32nd annual Humana Festival of New American plays on March 18, 2008. It was directed by Kip Fagan. The play was subsequently presented in New York City at the Summer Play Festival in association with the Public Theater. It was directed by Kerry Whigam.



2m, 2f


Expandable casting


Casting Expandable up to 7m, 8f

FATHER TYPE - steve, doug, tobias
MOTHER TYPE - leslie, vicki, barbara, joy
SON TYPE - trevor, ryan, jared, zombiekllr14, blake
DAUGHTER TYPE - makaela, kaitlyn, madison, chelsea
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Jennifer Haley

Jennifer Haley

Jennifer Haley is a playwright whose work delves into ethics in virtual reality and the impact of technology on our human relationships, identity, and desire. She won the 2012 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, a Los Angeles Ovation Award and the Francesca Primus Prize for her play, The Nether, which premiered at Center Theatre Group and was subsequently produced at The Royal Court Theatre with Headlong ... view full profile

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Laura Ward 1/21/2016 10:36 AM
David Narter 4/28/2015 10:22 AM
I have read very few (if any) plays that were truly scary.  This one definitely is!
Frederik Houben 6/25/2014 9:19 AM
This play is by far the most creepy play I've ever read. Not that there's a lot of blood or violence, it is the mere suggestion that something is very, very wrong under a surface that looks absolutely normal.

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