Birkenhead College, Year 13 Drama presents 'Second Afterlife' by Ralph McCubbin Howell by arrangement with Playmarket.
Dan has done it all – Facebook, Bebo, Warcraft, that unfortunate foray on NZDating. Profiles, used and deleted. Now he’s ready to reinvent himself. It’s time for a new profile. However, there’s a hitch. In order to forge a new identity, Dan has to face up to his internet history: the Bebo emo, Warcraft gamer, and NZDating casanova. They’re cooler, savvier, and shot from more flattering angles. And they’re not going down without a fight. Second Afterlife is a dark comedy about life (and death) in the digital age.
Inspired by Dante’s Inferno, and in the tradition of Scott Pilgrim vs the World, it is a twisted allegory for the Facebook generation – a poetic, butt-kicking romp to the darkest corners of web.
Second Afterlife was originally commissioned by Young & Hungry Arts Trust and was first presented as part of the 2014 Festival of New Theatre at BATS Theatre in Wellington, New Zealand. Second Afterlife also received development assistance from Playmarket.