Theater Arts at Caltech will present the west coast premiere of Matthew Steinberg's play Socially Unacceptable on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, February 25–27.
The play follows three Facebook content moderators who are hired to work remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic. Feeling lucky to have jobs, these new employees spend their days in a virtual world, Zoom conferencing with teammates for full workdays.
As they screen the site's most violent and offensive posts, these content moderators begin to deal with the dangerous psychological effects of the job, and their lives become increasingly interconnected both on screen and off.
Socially Unacceptable explores the growing conflicts between big tech and health, and the cost at which our digital world looks the way it does.