Labor Saving


SmokestackLabor Saving Devices by Thomas L. Brown is a series of three 10-minute plays that can be read or staged. These works challenge the audience to rethink today’s work world.


Drama is often the best way to explore tough questions. For examples, how about the questions raised from these three workplace situations:

In an era of pervasive corporate greed, how should we feel about an executive with no time to spare for workers? That’s the situation put forward in I Have No Comfort To Give.

Or consider the group of union employees struggling with profitability goals. Must all corporate goals be met each and every quarter? That’s the question posed by A Stitch In Time.

Then there’s the tech support person who answers the phone — or does he? Tech Support may be the most unusual workplace scenario you’ll encounter. Then again, doesn’t this kind of behavior happen every day? Perhaps even where you work?

It’s a different kind of management literature about today’s work world. The links at left are PDFs, and they include the intriguing artwork by David Pierson.


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