Open Call for Heddatron
by Elizabeth Meriwether
Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler in the age of Artificial Intelligence
Performances May 3 – 12
Auditions Tuesday March 12 • 6-9PM (sign-up form for a 5-minute slot coming soon)
Callbacks Wednesday 13 • 5PM – 10:30 PM
Please prepare a 1-2 minute monologue • Contemporary Language • Any Style
Description: A wildly creative, absurd and surprising reinvention of Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler. Jane Gordon, a pregnant housewife, is abducted by robots, taken to the rainforest, and forced to perform Hedda Gabler by her robot captors. Meanwhile Nugget, her ten-year-old daughter, with the aid of her milquetoast father, an eager documentary filmmaker and her small arms dealing uncle must rescue Jane – whether she wants to be saved or not. As we approach the AI singularity, Heddatron constructs a bizarre and strangely familiar world of reality TV and rocket launchers where everyone, artificial or otherwise, just wants to feel a little bit human.