All the world’s a Petri dish in this absurdist adaptation, befitting of 2020.
HOW I ADDED MICROBIAL THEATRE DIRECTOR TO MY RESUME:
︎Melbourne was under one of the longest and strictest lockdowns in the world.
︎Shakespeare wrote Romeo and Juliet during the London plague of 1596. I reimagine it for the pandemic of 2020.
︎I inoculated a Petri dish with the microbiota of two people and filmed it under the microscope.
︎Google’s text-to-speech API using Wavenet to create distinctive AI actors.
︎I trained an AI to compose the score.
︎Eight weeks from concept to opening night at the Melbourne Fringe Festival.
︎The Age reports on it, calling it ‘the most 2020 play’.
︎All proceeds are donated to the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre.
︎Soundtrack available on Spotify and Apple Music.
︎Free to view on Vimeo.
“One of my favourite general Shakespeare adaptations to date!”
“Ambitious, beautiful, and mesmeriing.”
“I’m blown away.”
︎THE AGE ︎MELBOURNE FRINGE ︎SPOTIFY ︎APPLE MUSIC ︎FULL FILM
︎Created by Huei Yin Wong during a global pandemic.
︎Performed by Google text-to-speech API.
︎Music composed with AIVA: The Artificial Intelligence Composer.