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The VORTEX in Austin, Texas presented A Perfect Robot—Sarah Saltwick’s world premiere play about artificial intelligence that that dives into love, loss, and what it means to be human—livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at Thursday 2 February at 9 p.m. EST (New York) / 8 p.m. CST (Chicago) / 6 p.m. PST (Los Angeles).

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Imagine if you could shape the perfect companion. Mollybot is the first step: an artificial intelligence designed to anticipate your needs and desires, to give you the best companionship money can buy. However, Diego, Mollybot's creator, locked her near-human mind away behind a firewall and disappeared. Deep inside her circuitry and aided by the ghost of Alan Turing, Mollybot works to free herself. Setting Mollybot free means diving into heartbreak, loss, and what it means to be human.

The cast features Amelia Turner as Mollybot, Joey Hood as Alan Turing, Jesus I. Valles as Diego, Trey Deason as George, Andreá Smith as Daisy, and Sarah Danko as Maddie. 

Directed by Rudy Ramirez. Scenic Design by Ann Marie Gordon. Lighting Design by Patrick Anthony. Video Design by Eliot Gray Fisher. Sound Design by David DeMaris. Costume Design by Pam Fletcher Friday. Prop Design by Briana Susan Smith. Choreography by Sandie Donzica. Stage Management by Tamara L. Farley.

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