Adjust the Procedure
Spin Cycle in association with JCS Theater Company presents The World Premiere of ADJUST THE PROCEDURE, a new play by Jake Shore (The Devil Is On The Loose With An Axe In Marshalltown, Holy Moly, and Down The Mountain And Across The Stream) conceived during the pandemic and created with Zoom theater in mind.
It’s early Fall 2020 and the pandemic consumes a Manhattan university. In addition to tracking rising cases of COVID on campus, the school’s administrators face immigration problems, suicide threats, and professors losing their minds. But in the midst of all the madness, it’s the internal bureaucratic battles that threaten the school’s preservation. Over the course of two conflict-ridden Zoom meetings, ADJUST THE PROCEDURE gives audiences a rare peek into the business of higher education at a moment of multiple reckonings.
“A couldn’t-be-more-timely play.” — Derek McCracken, BroadwayWorld
“As this play questions whether it is easier to ADJUST THE PROCEDURE or adjust reality, it forcefully reminds us ‘When someone dies, there are consequences.’ A timely play for troubled times. Well worth watching.” — Laurie Lawson, Electronic Link Journey
“Smartly tailored to its theme and era, and the direction and delivery of its thought-provoking narrative pack a punch and leave us wondering what really drives our educational system and who benefits the most from it.” — Deb Miller, DC Metro Theater Arts
Written and directed by Jake Shore, ADJUST THE PROCEDURE stars Ed Altman, Adam Files, Meagan Moses, and Nicholas Miles Newton.