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By Amber Palmer
Directed by Christopher Niess
Anne, a recovering drug addict, is back in contact with her childhood best friend after he abandons his robot son/coffeemaker at Disney World and asks her to send it back to him. Instead, this contact leads to a long road trip from Orlando, Florida to Canandaigua, New York, where the duo meet other people and small kitchen appliances who are just as lost as they are. Through their journey, they are reminded of what it means to be human and, as E. E. Cummings put it, that "love is the every only god."
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It's A Small World (or The Robot Play) received its initial staged reading at Activate Midwest New Play Festival. The play was developed, in part, at Flint Repertory Theatre’s New Play Festival.
Amber Palmer is a playwright currently based out of Kalamazoo Michigan. Her work has been read at Activate Midwest: New Play Festival, Flint Repertory Theatre New Works Festival and Theatre Kalamazoo New Play Festival. Her play The Speedy Gonzales Memorial Turtle Sanctuary was presented at Region 3 of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, where it placed as a regional finalist. She will graduate with her MFA in Playwriting from Western Michigan University in Spring 2020