Robot Theater (2010)
RUR, The Birth of the Robot is my version of the playwright R.U.R. (Rossum’s Universal Robots) written in 1920 by Karel Capek. The dystopian narrative and the fact that the word Robot was employed for the first time to designate autonomous machines made the play a classic.
In my version the narrative is fairly changed, as the robots have a much more active role and the moralistic dissertation is totally removed. But, more importantly, for the first time the robots represent themselves in the stage next to the human actors. Three robots, Babá, Primus and Helena, move freely, talk, perform and interact with the human actors in an autonomous manner.
RUR, The Birth of the Robot was presented in August 2010 in São Paulo, Brazil, at the Itaú Cultural.