Proboscis’ newest work is a dreamy adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Tempest. Eight women find themselves on a metaphorical desert island and discover that Prospero doesn’t exist. This highly interactive yet intimate production synthesizes great poetic language, engrossing drama, and virtuosic physical storytelling into an entertaining and achingly beautiful performance.
Prospero’s Black Box
Prospero’s Black Box is a one-person clown show that explores the absurd connection between Shakespeare’s Prospero and Google’s Geoffrey Hinton as they wrestle with the power of Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality. In this highly participatory solo performance (the audience plays a huge role in the storytelling) the clown tries to solve the problem of the black box algorithm with hilarious and provocative results.