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Best Performance by a Robot in a Supporting Role Phoenix 2012 - Aunt Julie-Bot in Heddatron Stray Cat Theatre

Aunt Julie-Bot in Heddatron Stray Cat Theatre

132 E. 6th St.

Tempe, AZ 85281-3733


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Whenever Elizabeth Meriwether's Heddatron is produced, the biggest of the play's challenges is coming up with five robots that, among other things, perform the opening scene of Henrik Ibsen's Hedda Gabler. As well as finessing time and budget constraints, Stray Cat Theatre had to reach out from their own weird little community to the weird little robotics community. Designers Tim Gerrits and AJ Hernandez and a crew of plucky remote-control operators made it happen. The mecha actors were all classy, but our favorite was Aunt Julie-Bot, who is invited to sit down, bumps into a chair several times, and finally replies, "No, thank you." Nailed it!

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