Unboxing Poster


CYD Productions

Chicago, Il.

A Play About The Crazy Hypercapitalist lives of Youtubers

UNBOXING follows the lives of a small collective of YouTubers from 2011 to 2021. Presented in a collage of Youtube Uploads, FaceTime Conversations, and LiveStreams, the members of the Viral Squad do their best to make art and survive in a time of increasing political polarization and looming algorithmic inspired-radicalization. A play about the intersection of online content makers and politics.

Category: Play

Tags: YouTube, Radicalization, Collectivism

Rating: R (17+)

Note: Unboxing was submitted with a second act, making for a two hour experience. Only act 1 is officially part of the Fringe, but at the end of the video there is a link to act 2, if you’d like to see the rest of the show.

Company Bio

CYD is a multi-faceted collective creating plays, audio dramas, and films exploring themes of political radicalization, masculinity in the time of late-capitalism, and the fine line between Noel Coward-esque farcical comedy and Cronenberg-inspired body horror.

Past Fringe Credits

First time Fringer!