Metatheto Theatrical announces the full cast for PlayAI at London’s Riverside Studios, running this week on Friday 28 April 2023 and Saturday 29 April.
PlayAI will star Joe Bolland (Othello), Bella Bowen (Fat Friends UK Tour), David Lee Jones (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Findlay MacDonald (BU21 at Old Joint Stock Theatre), Moyege Oke (Coram Boy at Nottingham Playhouse) and Lucy Park (Come From Away).
PlayAI is a thrilling unique theatrical project, written by ChatGPT (an AI model which interacts in a conversational way) which seeks to prompt a conversation about the future of our industry and the relationship it will have with AI. A popular topic at the moment, this project is anything but a gimmick. PlayAI is a play written by ChatGPT for the specified make up of cast members, pushing the boundaries of what AI can do in terms of theatre making – with artificial intelligence suggesting lighting, sound and set design for the piece of work it creates. The show will hold a panel debate after the final performance, with the panellists to be announced.
Director Matt Bond said: “Our hope is that AI augments the work of industry professionals and it is a technological revolution that, although we may not be able to accurately predict what it will look like in 10 years’ time, we will be living with. AI in 2023 is looking very much like 2007 and the advent of mass social media and the iPhone.”
This production of PlayAI is produced by Metatheto Theatrical and Directed by Matt Bond, with Casting by Pearson Casting and General Management by Jack Maple Productions.