Festival Program


Staged: Death of a Playwright

Sun 2 Sep, 2.30pm
ACMI Studio 1

Could an artificial neural network ever write Hamlet? Or Home and Away? With advancing technology, could AI replace artists altogether? Join theatre scholar Rachel Fensham and digital artist Chris Rodley for a performance of scripts authored by AI.

Recommended for mature audiences.

This session is $22/$19. Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 20 July.

Immerse yourself in a collection of vibrant one-off theatre performances with the Staged theatre series.


1 hour

Session code


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Session Artists

Rachel Fensham is assistant dean of the Digital Studio, Faculty of Arts at The University of Melbourne and a theatre and dance scholar. She is currently leading ‘Creative Convergence’, a research project looking at the impact of theatre and social media on young people in regional Victoria in partnership with five theatre companies and arts funding agencies.

Chris Rodley is an artist and researcher who works at the intersection of storytelling and AI. His past collaborations include Magic Realism Bot, a Twitter account which generates micro-stories, and a play script "written" by real-time social media data.

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