A one act by Liam Salmon
Silence and the Machine:
She is in every way indistinguishable from a human being. Skin stretched from a plastic polymer over metal bones, an artificial breathing cycle designed to simulate life, and a brain that reprograms itself forming its own synapses and neurological connections. All of which is owned and patented by someone else. Anya is an android with perfect artificial intelligence, Robb is her creator, and Eve will do whatever it takes. Together they will discover just how human Anya really is. Cut her and she'll bleed, she'll bruise even, but when the last drop runs dry...
Written and performed for the student festival New Words at the University of Alberta. (2015)
Dramaturg: Colleen Murphy and Lily Climenhaga.
Director: Desirée Leverenz
Stage Manager: Isabel Bergquist
Designer: Elise Jason
Performed by: Sophie Gareau-Brenna, Dale MacDonald, Erin Orris, Connor Suart, Catherine Vielguth.
Workshopped and performed at Nextfest.
Dramaturged by: Steve Pirot and Brian Drader.
Directed by: Desirée Leverenz
Stage Manager: Natasha Brocks
Designed by: Connor Suart and Elise Jason
Performed by: Franco Correa, Erin Orris, Kiana Woo.
Winner of the Theatre BSMT Dweller's Playwriting Competition
Performed by Theatre BSMT.
Director: Ryan Reese
Dramaturged by: Michelle Kneale
Stage Manager: Benton Neufeld
Sound Design: Aidan Lytton
Lighting Design: Lisa Floyd
Performed by: Shelby Wilson, Camille Pavlenko and Greg Wilson.
Produced by Ryan Reese and Kyle Schulte
Playwright, Producer, Dramaturge, Educator
Photo by Desirée Leverenz feat: Catherine Vielgueth and Erin Orris.
Photo by Sophie Gareau-Brenna feat: Catherine Vielgueth.
Image designed by Liam Salmon.
Photo by Liam Salmon feat: Erin Orris and Franco Correa.