||Heddatron - By Elizabeth Meriwether
|Venue||Here Arts Center, 145 6Th Ave, New York, United States|
|First Date||8th February 2006|
|Opening Night||8th February 2006|
|Last Date||25th February 2006|
|Primary Genre||Theatre - Spoken Word|
|Baeumler, Carolyn||Carolyn Baeumler||Actor|
|Forman, Sam||Sam Forman||Actor|
|Frazier, Gibson||Gibson Frazier||Actor|
|Hellman, Nina||Nina Hellman||Actor|
|Karels, Ryan||Ryan Karels||Actor|
|Lake, Julie||Julie Lake||Actor|
|Larlham, Daniel||Daniel Larlham||Actor|
|Leigh, Spenser||Spenser Leigh||Actor|
|Schulman, Michael||Michael Schulman||Actor|
|Shamos, Jeremy||Jeremy Shamos||Actor||Appearing by video|
|Unterman, Ian||Ian Unterman||Actor|
|Meriwether, Liz||Elizabeth Meriwether||Adaptation|
|Timbers, Alex||Alex Timbers||Assistant Director|
|Mannis, Jenny||Jenny Mannis||Costume Designer|
|Anderson , Cameron||Cameron Anderson||Designer|
|Timbers, Alex||Alex Timbers||Director|
|Davison, Anne||Anne Davison||Dramaturg|
|Micoleau, Tyler||Tyler Micoleau||Lighting Designer|
|Ibsen, Henrik, ||Henrik Ibsen||Playwright|
|Lemon-Strauss , Aaron||Aaron Lemon-Strauss||Producer|
|Fasbender, Bart||Bart Fasbender||Sound Designer|
|Production Nationality||United States|
|Further Information||Number 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.|