Anyone can run… The American people vote online… The winner receives instant fame and a campaign war chest to battle the Democrats and Republicans in 2020.
Welcome to Ameritocracy, the new political series people are calling “The West Wing meets Survivor,” and “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington for the social media age.”
After a lifetime of political disillusionment, Mia Rhodes created an alternative to the two-party system: Ameritocracy. Part American Idol, part Iowa Caucus, her online political competition promises to find the most popular independent candidate in America and give them a genuine shot to win the presidency.
But her project flounders until Mia catches the eye of eccentric tech billionaire, Peter Colton. With Mia’s vision and Peter’s money, Ameritocracy moves rapidly from punchline to possibility. As the site grows, the stakes rise crisis by crisis, and Mia must learn that ending politics as we know it means saying goodbye to the Mia Rhodes she has always known.
Soundbooth Theater is proud to work together with A.C. Fuller yet again in presenting the audio version of this thought-provoking and timely political drama that questions the current state of our democratic system and proposes a new way for technology to shape our government going forward. Annie Ellicott delivers a masterful performance as the charming, principled, and innovative Mia Rhodes in this clever and poignant series.