Just because someone is made, doesn’t mean they’re owned.

The Made

by Emily Perkins

20 SEP - 8 OCT 2022 — Theatre

About.

Company

Auckland Theatre Company

Venue

ASB Waterfront Theatre

Duration

2 hours, including interval

Restrictions

Contains strong language and sexual content

Set in a strangely familiar time and place with the inimitable Robyn Malcolm, this is a funny, astute and unmissable new play.

What if you could hand your caregiving duties to a humanoid robot with real feelings?

Visionary scientist Alice is at the cutting edge of her field, striving to generate emotions in robots. But, when those robots are used for domestic service, how will they feel?

As Alice nears her goal, family accusations and workplace betrayals are unleashed – along with an artificial intelligence (AI) creation that is far beyond anyone’s control. Alice and her family – child Sam and ex-husband David – are forced to grapple with what this new technology will mean for humanity and the tension between creator and creation, mother and child, perfect cyborg and imperfect human.

In The Made, commissioned by Auckland Theatre Company after her explosive re-imagining of A Doll’s House in 2015, award-winning New Zealand author Emily Perkins (Novel About My Wife, Not Her Real Name and Other Stories) explores the concepts of humanity, creation and family connection with characteristic insight and wit. With Colin McColl at the helm, The Made makes its worldwide debut in 2022.

“This is exciting new writing from a brilliant author, abundant with wit, intelligence and warm humour, adroitly grappling with the ethical quandaries humankind faces as we seek to invest machines with human qualities and just what that might mean...” – Jonathan Bielski

Direction

Creative

Emily Perkins

Playwright

Dorita Hannah

Dates &
Times.

Tue 20 Sep 7:00 PM Preview

Wed 21 Sep 7:00 PM Preview

Thu 22 Sep 7:00 PM Opening Night

Fri 23 Sep 8:00 PM

Sat 24 Sep 8:00 PM

Sun 25 Sep 4:00 PM Sunday Forum

Tue 27 Sep 7:00 PM Youth Night

Wed 28 Sep 7:00 PM

Thu 29 Sep 7:00 PM

Fri 30 Sep 8:00 PM

Sat 1 Oct 2:00 PM

Sat 1 Oct 8:00 PM

Sun 2 Oct 4:00 PM Audio-described & touch tour

Tue 4 Oct 7:00 PM

Wed 5 Oct 7:00 PM

Thu 6 Oct 7:00 PM

Fri 7 Oct 8:00 PM

Sat 8 Oct 2:00 PM

Sat 8 Oct 8:00 PM NZSL-interpreted

Special Events

Backstage Story

Mon 5 Sep 6:00pm

Discover the world behind the curtain at Backstage Story, a behind-the-scenes presentation with the director, designers and cast. Backstage Story is free to attend at our studios at 487 Dominion Road.

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Sunday Forum

Sun 25 Sep 3:00pm
Join us at the ASB Waterfront Theatre auditorium, before the 4pm performance, to hear from a special guest speaker and enrich your experience of the show.

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Youth Night

Tues 27 Sep 7:00pm
Youth Night explores new ways to connect young people to the transformational magic of theatre, with a dedicated youth performance of each production, curated and hosted by our Youth Company.

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Accessible Performances

Audio-Described & Touch Tour

Sun 2 Oct 4:00pm
Audio-described performances are open to all and include a live audio commentary relayed to blind and low-vision patrons in the audience via an earpiece. Patrons with accessibility tickets can also attend a touch-tour 90 minutes before the performance. 

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NZSL-Interpreted

Sat 8 Oct 8:00pm
NZSL-interpreted performances are open to all and feature an interpreter on stage to interpret the show for Deaf and hard-of-hearing patrons in the audience.

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