Annie Dorsen The Slow Room
- September 27- 28 | 7pm
- September 29 | 2pm, 7pm
- World Premiere | 60 minutes
Few artists have taken the idea of technological theater further than Annie Dorsen. Whereas most productions that address the digitization of everyday life stop at the inclusion of, say, video and computer-generated imagery, Dorsen hands the very act of creating a play over to algorithmic processes. The result of “collaborating with algorithms as full creative partners,” as Dorsen puts it, is its own theatrical form that she has termed algorithmic theater. It shatters our notion that a play’s worth lies in how aptly it reflects our humanity back to us and reveals the dramaturgical potential at the heart of the digital code. For her new work, The Slow Room, Dorsen uses more traditional theatrical means to explore the uncertain space where the virtual meets the embodied.
*Post-show talk on Friday, September 28.
Commissioned by the Spalding Gray National Consortium and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
Annie Dorsen: Director
Marsha Ginsberg: Scenic Design
Isabella Byrd: Lighting Design
Tom Sellar: Dramaturg
Robert Croghan: Costume Design
Ian Douglas-Moore: Sound Design
Natasha Katerinopoulos: Producer