Part reading, part writing improvisation, this collaborative workshop performance explores the liberating potential of the computer as co-writer. What began as an experiment in statistical machine translation has evolved to include other forms of interaction between writer-performer and machine. At the decentered center of the piece is a play-originally written in Finnish-about three young artists, whose communication issues revolve around three seemingly simple objects: a pint, a cellphone, and a toothbrush.

Performers:
Catherine Copplestone
Emily Gleeson
Federico Rodriguez

Mentor:
Sheila Callaghan

 

 

Credits

Love ABZ - (An)alphabetic Triangle
Cast: Catherine Copplestone, Emily Gleeson, Federico Rodriguez
Directed by Otso Huopaniemi
Mentored by Sheila Callaghan
Dramaturgy by Hannah Hessel
General Manager: Marissa Schwartz
Production Site Manager: Natalie Qing Zhang
April 13, 14, and 17, 2011

Part of "New Plays Now" - Featuring the MFA Playwriting Class of 2011
Columbia University School of the Arts, Theatre Arts Program