Stef Smith's Remote is a play about protest, power and protecting yourself. It was commissioned as part of the 2015 National Theatre Connections Festival and premiered by youth theatres across the UK, including a performance at the National Theatre in July 2015.
The play's action is set in a park: it 'can be set in any park. The staging can be simple or complex and is open to the interpretation of the group'. A girl called Antler has climbed a tree, hoping not to be found. She has even destroyed her mobile phone. Over the course of one autumnal evening, seven lives intertwine as they make their way through the park. Lines of dialogue in the script are often left unattributed to any particular character, but are delivered as if by a chorus, commenting on (and often narrating) the action, and also allowing for a great deal of flexibility in the casting. 'The smallest number of performers this play could be performed with is nine. There is, however, no maximum number'.