Empty Rooms follows Jennifer, a brilliant developer, as she prepares for a conference that could make or break the tech company she’s spent her entire career supporting. But between Sara, the stay-at-home mom re-entering the workforce; Natalie, the whip-smart but underutilized (and unpaid) Millennial intern; Frank, the coder-turned-admin in over his head; Margot, the older and wiser PR specialist called in to reverse an inevitable crisis; and one-sided convos with Ada Lovelace, the world's first (and long-dead) computer programmer, Jennifer has her work cut out for her.
This smart and relatable comedy explores the obstacles to women in tech as Jennifer seeks to assert herself, maintain the credit for her own work, and learn to encourage the other women in her company.
Found Stages’ 2017 production of Empty Rooms toured to actual tech offices throughout metro Atlanta, as well as to co-working spaces and universities. Each performance was unique, as the play adapted to the existing space configuration, furniture, lighting and audience seating of each of the seven host venues.
Directed by Nichole Palmietto
Written by Annie Harrison Elliott
Cast: Candace Mabry, Mary Russell, Jin Jo, Jeffery Zwartjes, Holly Stevenson
Photos by: Paula Harding and Nichole Palmietto