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.

REVIEWS:
“One of my favourite general Shakespeare adaptations to date!”

“Standing-in-my-living-room-ovation.”

“Ambitious, beautiful, and mesmeriing.”

“I’m blown away.”

NOTED:
︎THE AGE ︎MELBOURNE FRINGE ︎OFFICIAL WEBSITE ︎SPOTIFY ︎APPLE MUSIC

CREDITS:
︎Created by Huei Yin Wong during a global pandemic.
︎Performed by Google text-to-speech API.
︎Music composed with AIVA: The Artificial Intelligence Composer.