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PROSPERO's BLACK BOX

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Prospero's Black Box 

Conceived, written and performed by Jeff Mills 

 

“I am hardly a technophobe. But we will get the best of these technologies only if we don't let them distract us from making these deep human connections, addressing these deep human longings, and inspiring these deep human energies.” - Author: Thomas L. Friedman

 

COMPANY 

Jeff Mills- Clown, Prospero, Geoffrey Hinton 

James Donlon- Director 

Jim Connolly- Composer

Piper Kirchhofer - Lighting Designer

Dwight Bellisimo- Projection Designer. 

Alivia Arizaga- Stage Manager

Prospero’s Black Box explores the metaphorical connection between Shakespeare’s Prospero and Google’s Geoffrey Hinton

A BLACK BOX- is an algorithm that is so complicated that even its creators don’t understand how it works. 

Prospero- the main protagonist in Shakespeare’s The Tempest. Master alchemist, magician, and usurped Duke of Milan. Stranded for twelve years on a Mediterranean island with his daughter Miranda. He plots his revenge against his brother and the King of Naples who conspired against him and banished him from Milan. In the end Prospero gives up his magic and forgives his brother. 

 

Jeffrey Hinton- considered the Godfather of Artificial Intelligence (AI), is a software engineer who recently resigned from his senior position at Google, citing AI (technology he created) as a danger to humanity. You will hear excerpts from his actual resignation speech in Greek throughout the performance.

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TEMPEST

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Adapted and devised by the ensemble and Jeff Mills

Directed by   Jeff Mills

    Costume Design   Taylor Pfenning

           Light Design      Piper Kirchhofer 

              Sound and Music  Sathapat Sangsuwan

Assistant Director Jarred Webb

Stage Manager   Faith Locke

Cast

Sycorax              Tia Pinson (Chris Anthony understudy performance Jan. 12/13 2024)

Sycorax              Nadia Pillay

Miranda              Grainne Ortlieb 

Caliban               Amelia Hernandez (Bella Kelso understudy performance Jan. 12/13 2024)

Ariel                    Ashlea Woodley

Stephano            Charlotte Markle

Trinculo               Olivia Rose Nathan

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The DWIZZLE D EXPERIENCE

Created by the Dwizzle D Collective

Starring
Dwizzle D
Twink Mother
Madame Starlet

Costumes
Colette Postaer

Sound
Izzy Terrell

Guitar
Onnie Williams

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Proboscis Theatre Company Core Members
Jeff Mills Co-Artistic Director
Ashlea Woodley Co-Artistic Director
Michael Dias
Charlotte Markle
TIa Pinson
Nadia Pillay
Amelia Hernandez
Diane Fidalgo
Olivia Nathan
Derek Spaldo
Piper Kirchhofer
Grainne Ortlieb
Sathapat Sansuwan
Lucy Elkin


Associate Members 
Jarred Webb
Courtney Abbott
Haley Bolithon
Keith Illidge
TJ Thomas


Proboscis Board of Directors
Jeff Mills
Arlyne Chin
Kevin Wleklinski
Genevieve Grdina

Kimberly Logan





 

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