National Theatre of Scotland - Directing Placement
CAN YOU EVER REALLY TRUST A MACHINE?
A few decades from now, a couple are struggling to conceive, but fortunately their company has the perfect solution.
A woman waits in a VR metaverse to do homework with her young daughter.
In a care home staffed by advanced AIs, a woman struggles to make a connection with her android carer.
Interference is a trilogy of near future plays. Staged in an empty office block transformed with vivid projection and atmospheric soundscapes. It asks the question: will technology interfere with what we really need from each other?
Written by Morna Pearson, Hannah Khalil and Vlad Butucea.
★★★★ (The Herald)
"Such sci-fi tropes of social engineering may be familiar, but in the current climate they are full of heart and soul in a collective plea for humanity."
★★★★ (The Stage)
"This is made to feel like a potential reality, rather than fiction. And it's all the more satisfyingly chilling for it."
★★★★ (The Scotsman)
"..intensely thought-provoking about the possible futures we face, and exhilarating in reminding us of the huge imaginative energy that perhaps represents humanity’s best hope of finding a way through to better times."
Director - Cora Bissett
Cast - Maureen Beattie, Moyo Akandé, Shyvonne Ahmmad &
Directing Placement - Kitan Petkovski
Designer - Jen McGinley
Video Designer and Movement Director - Gail Sneddon
Lighting Designer - Simon Wilkinson
Sound Designer - Gary Boyle
Associate Video Designer - Lewis den Hertog
Dramaturg - Rosie Kellagher
Casting Director - Laura Donnelly CDG