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Playwright: David Jacobi


Ex Machina

Two co-workers, a security guard, and a mysterious woman unfettered by the laws of physics collide. Set in a factory at the edge of a plastic bag city, EX MACHINA looks at what it takes to escape the fate of a worker drone and live a life beyond the factory walls. A play about dancing, old people candy, meaningful handshakes, and the thrill of rebellion.



David Jacobi (Playwright) David’s plays have been produced throughout the U.S. and in Beijing, China. His work has been presented or developed at such places as Peter Jay Sharp Theater, Purchase Performing Arts Centre, Clemson Brooks Center, Penghao Theater, and 798 Dashanzi Art District. His plays include Self Destruction Opera, Widower, Mai Dang Lao, The Island Play, The Monster Below, Xiao Han and Jenny, and Charles Atlas’ Miracle System. He received a BFA in Dramatic Writing from Purchase College, has served as guest lecturer at Clemson University. David is a WordBRIDGE alum, a 2013 Mainstage Playwright at Great Plains Theatre Conference, as well as a winner of the “Judges’ Choice” award at BINSPF 2011. David is co-founder of Monster Down! Theatre Company, a collaborative theatre group in Beijing, China.


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