Based on robot development workshops with audiences in RO, ES, and IT, and on interviews with Romanian migrants and left-behind elderly parents in Romania, we will write a bilingual theatre play. Set in the near future, the action will follow the relationship between an elderly mother who lives alone in Romania and her daughter who emigrated to Italy, where she has formed a family. The performance will take place simultaneously in Buzău and Milan, with audiences and actors on both sides connected via Internet video-conferencing. In Romania, we will build a robot that will be controlled by an actress.
To better understand the telematic format, watch the trailer or the full recording of “The Planet of Lost Dreams”, the telematic theatre performance we developed in the first “Tele-Encounters” project.