Two social media content moderators struggle at work. He’s her manager. She’s his new trainee. How long can they stay sane when their job is to confront the worst possible content online? How far will they go to win a promotion and escape their daily grind?
Described as “dark and funny” and “a psychological thriller,” MODERATION puts a human face on the effects of social media and our dependence on technology, even as it seems to threaten our humanity.
Adapted from the play by Kevin Kautzman, this podcast is presented by Crying Hill Media with Spooky Action Theater. It features the voice talent of Amanda Forstrom and Robert Bowen Smith.
MODERATION is intended for mature audiences. It’s heavy and not for everyone! Listen now and give it a 5-star view if you like it. Learn more at https://moderationplay.com
MODERATION Podcast Trailer Playwright Kevin Kautzman and producer Jeff Giesea of Crying Hill Media discuss MODERATION, a new play about social media content moderators struggling to stay sane at work. Adapted from a Zoom reading by Spooky Action Theater, MODERATION is presented in podcast format over three episodes - each an act from the
MODERATION: Act I
MODERATION Act I We meet our heroes: HE manages SHE, and it's her first day on the job as a social media content moderator.
MODERATION: Act II
MODERATION Act II A month has passed. The plot thickens and the stakes go nuclear as SHE has discovered just how difficult the job of a content moderator is and that management doesn't like it when a new hire visits the shrinks too often. How does one stay sane? Does HE know what HE's
MODERATION: Act III
MODERATION Act III In this the final act of MODERATION, another month has passed and we discover SHE has passed her probation. Now HE will finally have a shot at a big promotion and a move into the Company. SHE only has to stay at the job for another few months to prove HE's
MODERATION Talkback Executive Producer Jeff Giesea and playwright Kevin Kautzman talk MODERATION, the inspiration behind the podcast and Kevin's writing process on the script.
Could Not Stop Listening
Moderation is an instant classic. Mr. Kautzman smartly takes the ripe field of social media moderation to develop a scenario that is a poignant reflection on the technocratic era we live in. The dialog is intimate and the characters feel so credible and real.
Once I started, I was on the edge of my seat (leaning in) for more. Mr. Kautzman has a really bright future.
A play that will blow your mind.
I am an MFA actor at the ASDS program at Pace University. I met Kevin Kautzman a few years ago in our lovely neighborhood uptown Manhattan. Mr. K, as i friendly call him, is a master mind. I not only read other plays he wrote, but I had the chance to be part of the first table reading of Moderation. When the reading was done all of the actors felt elevated into a silent moment of revelation. Lots of questions and comments were flying on the table, once the silent was broken. We were amazed, the sense of darkness and reality this play brings, will blow your mind and rethink the times we are
Im not the best reviewer but this is good. Smart writing on a current topic and well done podcast.
Let’s hear more from this group!