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 - Spoken Word
Secondary Genre
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Contributors
SORT_NameNameFunctionCharacterNotes
Baeumler, CarolynCarolyn BaeumlerActor
Forman, SamSam FormanActor
Frazier, GibsonGibson FrazierActor
Hellman, NinaNina HellmanActor
Karels, RyanRyan KarelsActor
Lake, JulieJulie LakeActor
Larlham, DanielDaniel LarlhamActor
Leigh, SpenserSpenser LeighActor
Schulman, MichaelMichael SchulmanActor
Shamos, JeremyJeremy ShamosActorAppearing by video
Unterman, IanIan UntermanActor
Meriwether, LizElizabeth MeriwetherAdaptation
Timbers, AlexAlex TimbersAssistant Director
Mannis, JennyJenny MannisCostume Designer
Anderson , CameronCameron AndersonDesigner
Timbers, AlexAlex TimbersDirector
Davison, AnneAnne DavisonDramaturg
Micoleau, TylerTyler MicoleauLighting Designer
Ibsen, Henrik, Henrik IbsenPlaywright
Lemon-Strauss , AaronAaron Lemon-StraussProducer
Fasbender, BartBart FasbenderSound Designer
Works
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