Heddatron (By Elizabeth Meriwether): A Staged Reading

September 22, 2023 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Meet in front of VAC at 4pm to walk together to Lab Theatre

Free and Open to the Public

Directed by Khristián Méndez Aguirre

This play explores the limits between humans and robots: the strange lines that divide them, and the desire for purpose that might unite them. It also draws parallels between the kinds of gender-based consciousness attained by Henrik Ibsen’s women characters in the late 1800s and our collective fears of a Singularity that may or may not happen.

The reading will be followed by a short discussion and viewing of the exhibition A Well-trained Eye.

Produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc. (www.playscripts.com)

Presented by the Visual Arts Center in partnership with Good Systems, a research grand challenge at UT Austin, with support from the Department of Theatre and Dance and Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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