I Agree To The Terms (2022)

An online event made in collaboration with MTurk workers

I Agree To The Terms was developed by The Builders Association in collaboration with a community of microworkers, or MTurk workers, who train the algorithms that shape our online experience. This new, interactive multi-screen performance premiered online March 25-April 3, 2022.

Most MTurk workers are Americans living in rural areas where jobs are scarce. MTurk workers earn from $1 to $100 a day in a vast, unregulated industry. Their assignments are repetitive, boring, maddening, and sometimes disturbing.

In this 30–45-minute online encounter, audiences will enter the “Builders Marketplace,” train with actual MTurk workers, and compete for paying jobs while being timed, rated and paid in virtual Builders Coin!

I Agree To The Terms was presented by NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, and was broadcast live from MITU580.

Directed by Marianne Weems 

Writer and Dramaturg James Gibbs 


Second Screen Producer and Designer: Lawrence Shea 

Original Composition and Sound Design: Dan Dobson 

Video Design: Austin Switser 

Scenic and Costume Design: Andreea Mincic 

Part Three Director: James Gibbs

Associate Director: Nick Auer

Second Screen Associate/Interaction Design: Giada Sun 

Associate Video Design: Adam J. Thompson



Moe Angelos and David Pence 


and Turker collaborators 

Michelle Brown

Noel Castle

Adah Deveaux

and Sybil Lanham 


Production Stage Manager: Kristin Dwyer 

Assistant Stage Manager/Production Assistant: Claire Talbott 

Video Operator: Emmy Yupa 

Produced by Morgan Lindsey Tachco for The Builders Association

Booking and Promotions Manager: Robyn Sunderland

Special Thanks 

Rubén Polendo, Justin Nestor and everyone at Theater Mitu

The American Vicarious

Switser + Knight

Jay Wegman

Amy Coombs, and everyone at NYU Skirball

Jason Scott

Kevin Driscoll

Additionally, the following artists have contributed to this project: 

Allie Freed

Moira Driscoll

Dan Kuan Peeples 

Dominique Dibbell

I Agree To The Terms is made possible by support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature; the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; the Curtis McGraw Foundation, the Good Works Foundation, the Board of Directors of The Builders Association, and the generosity of many individual donors.

I Agree To The Terms was presented by NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, and co-commissioned by the Onassis Foundation and BAM. Additional support from UC Santa Cruz Arts Division. This work is developed, in part, with support from Theater Mitu’s Artists At-Home Program and was broadcast live from MITU580 in Brooklyn, NY.