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The Apocalypse Project
Type of Show
Performance Type
Acts
Performing Groups
Movement Requirements
Minimal
Tech Requirements
Flexible
Cast Summary
10-20+
Overview
Four years ago, everyone over the age of 20 disappeared from the planet. No one knows why. Then it happened again. This is a play about what happens when the young are left to deal with the disasters in a world they didn’t create.
Plot
On the Altierra compound in Texas, young T dreams of the internet returning so she can be a Youtuber and document her generation. When a crisis expels a group, she joins the exiles on a trek across the broken land. This group faces constant danger as they search for safe harbor - and possibly the answer to the question of what happened — at the rumored New Eden. Along the way, the crew experiences a strange and yet recognizable landscape. They encounter an authoritarian farm, anarchist Firestarters, feral children, Sad Disneyland, and ruined hometowns.
Casting
10-20+
A NOTE ON CASTING:
All roles can be played by any gender (pronouns in the script reflect the original production casting). Please adjust pronouns to your casting needs, no permission from Uproar needed.
T
14. Our guide, T wants to be a Youtuber. Having always been kept safe by others, T craves adventure. One of the expelled.
LOR
19. Asthmatic. Worrier, but resigned to fate. One of the expelled.
SCRAPPER
Lor’s younger sibling, Scrapper runs hot, and is always up to start a fight. Wants nothing more than to go out and DO SOMETHING. One of the expelled.
MR. AVERS
20. Bombastic traveler. Mr. Avers has seen the country. One of the expelled.
SHANE
Hotheaded Shane doesn’t think much of humanity. One of the expelled.
BOLT
Leader of the Altierra Compound, though sees self as more of a facilitator. Optimistic about the future.
MEAN MATH DUDE
In charge of water at Altierra.
ADAM
A part of the Altierra compound.
OZLI
A young member of Altierra.
DJ
Focuses on weapons at the Altierra compound. Liked Ren faires in the old days.
BOOTLICKER
Henchperson for the Headmaster at St. Mikey's.
BRAT
Another henchperson for The Headmaster at St. Mikey's.
THE HEADMASTER
Dictator of St Mikey's.
COLLIN BECK
Wild-eyed and looks young for his age. A bit intense.
YOUNG ADULT
21-year old scavenger in prologue.
SECOND YOUNG ADULT
21-year-old scavenger in prologue.
THE FERAL CHILD
Wears a baseball cap. Seen in Prologue and end of Act 1.
THE CITIZEN
Really loves what Lor does.
SAD DISNEYKID
Wears a Disney-inspired shirt that’s too small.
CHRIS
Lor and Scrapper’s cousin. A bro. Used to resent older people, but loved what he inherited when they left.