A digital show using verbatim text taken directly from interviews with plant workers and embodied by professional actors, The Essentials offers audiences an intimate gateway into conversations about the livelihoods of marginalized workers now deemed essential, the deathly effects Covid19 has had on their communities, and the resilient hope they still hold for a better future.
Featuring Kiana Wu, Mike Tan, and Thomas Geddes
Written & Co-Directed by Col Cseke

Designed & Co-Directed by Thomas Geddes
With Dramaturgy by Mieko Ouchi
And technical operations by Noriko Marumo