March 1976: Entrepreneurs, visionaries, hackers, hobbyists, salespeople and hucksters converge on the First World Altair Computer Conference. When 19-year old Bill Gates demands the attendees start paying for his software, the outraged crowd wants him to take a hike. He wants to take over the world. FIRST is a fictional retelling of the extraordinary people and events that launched the personal computer revolution.
Casting: 2W, 4M
Word Premiere, October 10-November 10, 2013, Altair Productions-Aluminous Collective-PlayGround, StageWerks San Francisco, directed by Michael French.
Commissioned: PlayGround, 2012, (Jim Kleinmann, Artistic Director)
Staged Reading: May 7, 2012, The Thick House, San Francisco, as Part of the 2012 Best of PlayGround Festival, directed by M. Graham Smith.
July 12 & 13, 2013, ACT's Costume Shop Theatre, San Francisco, directed by Michael French.