Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom

by  Jennifer Haley

Full Length Play, Dark Comedy  /  2m, 2f

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

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Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom

by  Jennifer Haley

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 2f
  • Duration

    Duration

    75 Minutes
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    ATCA Francesca Primus Prize Finalist
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

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.

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Accolades

  • 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

Reviews

"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

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  • Jennifer Haley on Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom
  • Jennifer Haley on producing Neighborhood 3
  • Jennifer Haley on technology and theatre
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Performing Groups

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

Cautions

  • Caution Intense Adult Intense Adult Themes
  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Duration: 75 Minutes
  • Setting: Right now in the virtual reality of a video game suburbia.
  • Additional Features: No intermission, Multimedia

Casting

2m, 2f
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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  • Expandable casting

Casting Notes

Casting Expandable up to 7m, 8f

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Authors

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 Thea ...

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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.

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