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May 18th - June 22nd, 2024
by Jay Stull
A World Premiere Production
The Singularity Play is a daring ensemble play that is one part existential comedy, another part Sc-fi horror, and in every part a totally a surprising ride.
In an unused room at the Google offices in Manhattan, a theater troupe has gathered to rehearse a new play written by an advanced AI named "Denise." In an art that relies so substantially upon our human-ness, what does it mean to cede the stage to artificial intelligence? Who are we when reflected by the intelligence we’ve created?
World Premiere of...
The Singularity Play
by Jay Stull
directed by Georgette Verdin
VENUE: Berger Park Coach House
6205 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60660
RUN-TIME: 95 min.
PREVIEWS: May 18th, 19th, 20th & 22nd, 2024
REGULAR RUN: May 23rd - June 22nd, 2024
TICKETS: $15 - 35
Photo by Joe Mazza
Jay Stull (he/him )is a theater-maker from New York City. His work has been developed or produced by Ars Nova, The Alliance Theater, The Amoralists, The Bloomington Playwrights Project, New York City Center Off Center, the New Light Theater Project, New York Theatre Workshop, Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater, the Gym at Judson, PlayCo, Roundabout, The Tank and the Theater, Dance, and Media concentration (TDM) at Harvard College. His written work has been supported by Yaddo, the New York Foundation for the Arts and the New York State Council for the Arts and the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. He is an alumnus of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab, The Civilians R&D Group and the Early Career Directing Fellowship at Clubbed Thumb. MFA: Columbia..
Georgette Verdin (she/her) is a Cuban-American freelance director, the associate artistic director of Northlight Theatre and a member of Rivendell Theatre Ensemble. Recent directing credits include: Dial M for Murder (Northlight Theatre); the revival of Night Watch (Raven Theatre); the United States. premiere of The Writer (Steep Theatre); the world premieres of A Mile in The Dark (Interrobang Theatre Project/Rivendell Theatre Ensemble); Enough to Let the Light In (Teatro Vista); Chagall in School (Grippo Stage Company) and Spay (Rivendell Theatre Ensemble). Verdin is a three-time Jeff nominated director and was the 2022 Michael Maggio Directing Fellow at Goodman Theatre. From 2015-2023, she served as artistic director of Interrobang Theatre Project, an award-winning storefront theatre known for gutsy productions that tackled socially-relevant issues. She was profiled in NewCity’s 2023 “Players: Who Really Performs for Chicago Right Now” and in Chicago Reader’s “Best of Chicago 2022.” She is an associate member with Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.
Graphic Art by Jake Friend Design
This project is made possible by Season Sponsors Michael and Mona Heath, and is partially supported by a CityArts Project grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. Learn more about supporting Jackalope.
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