A story from the year 2032 about parents, children and robots.


After Laura has a heart attack, her daughter, who lives in Italy, buys her a social robot and connects their distant dwellings via an intelligent communication system. Ogmios Z42 and the video cameras thus enter the life of the geographically dispersed family. The ethical and relational implications of technology gradually come to the surface.

The performance is telematic as it takes place simultaneously in Romania and Italy, with actors and audiences in both countries. The actors in the two spaces interact in real time via the Internet.

Based on interviews with Romanian migrants and left-behind elderly parents, the play explores the theme of migration. The research phase for designing the robot included creative workshops with adults and children in Romania, Spain, and Italy.


2032 SMART-FAMILY – Credits

2032 SMART-FAMILY by Marina Hanganu and Bianca Trifan Italian translation: Camilla Brison, Monica Buzoianu and Ioana Rufu Cast (alphabetical order): Monica Buzoianu (IT) – Virginia

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2032 SMART-FAMILY Photo Gallery

Stage view from Romania. Photos by Vlad Dumitrescu. Stage view from Italy. Photos by Alice Longoni. Performance poster in Romania by Daniela Dughiană. Performance poster

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