Event Heddatron - By Elizabeth Meriwether
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VenueHere Arts Center, 145 6Th Ave, New York, United States
First Date8th February 2006
Opening Night8th February 2006
Last Date25th February 2006
StatusProfessional
Primary GenreTheatre
Secondary Genre
    • Drama
Source
  • Web: Ibsen.nb.no
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Contributors
NameFunctionCharacterNotes
Carolyn BaeumlerActor
Sam FormanActor
Gibson FrazierActor
Nina HellmanActor
Ryan KarelsActor
Julie LakeActor
Daniel LarlhamActor
Spenser LeighActor
Michael SchulmanActor
Jeremy ShamosActorAppearing by video
Ian UntermanActor
Elizabeth MeriwetherAdaptation
Jenny MannisCostume Designer
Cameron AndersonDesigner
Alex TimbersDirector
Anne DavisonDramaturg
Tyler MicoleauLighting Designer
Henrik IbsenPlaywright
Aaron Lemon-StraussProducer
Bart FasbenderSound Designer
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Production NationalityUnited States
Performance languageEnglish
Further InformationNumber of performances: 16. Robot Design by The Botmatrix. Video Design by Jake Pinholster. The world premiere of "Heddatron" by Elizabeth Meriwether. Presentation of the play on the website of Les Freres Corbusier: Les Freres Corbusier continues its irreverent massacre of historical icons and academic esoterica by taking on famed playwright Henrik Ibsen, the well-made play, and contemporary issues in robotics. Ibsen is thwarted by August Strindberg and his kitchen slut throughout his fevered struggle to write the great feminist drama, Hedda Gabler, while a contemporary housewife in Michigan is abducted by robots and forced to perform Ibsen´s masterpiece over and over again... With real functioning robots portraying half of the parts, alongside humans who will play the other half, Heddatron will be one of the first theatrical productions to use functional robots as actors. Employing robotic automation and text-to-speech software, humans will perform opposite a hunky Lovborg-bot, a clunky Tessman-bot, as well as blinking, smoking, and whirring co-stars who portray Judge Brack, Aunt Julie, and the rest of Ibsen´s menagerie.
Event Identifier91074