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Citizen Cyborg

Benefiting: Democracy Now
Adapted and Directed by:

In 2004, Dr. James Hughes published Citizen Cyborg, one of the groundbreaking texts on transhumanism and democracy. In this inspiring text, Hughes suggests that transhuman technologies—technologies like stem cell research, cloning, and artificial intelligence that radically redefine humanness and personhood—are emerging and evolving at an exponential rate. Our democracy, on the other hand, is lagging behind and is currently not equipped to ensure that these technologies will be available to the most people and safely regulated. Our adaptation of Citizen Cyborg is, in itself, a kind of cyborg. It is a hybrid fusion of Shakespeare, Greek tragedy, and seminal works in science fiction and fantasy, as well as Hughes’ text. The play examines the implications of these technologies and changing societal and ethical implications of such advances. To understand the future we must look to the past.

Venue: Paradise Factory, Downstairs Theater, 64 East 4th Street

Schedule:

Saturday, 6/27/15, 4:15pm
Sunday, 6/28/15, 1:45pm
Monday, 6/29/15, 6:30pm
Sunday, 7/5/15, 5:30pm
Tuesday, 7/7/15, 7:30pm
Friday, 7/10/15, 7:00pm

Run Time: 90 minutes

Tickets:  $18 General Admission, $10 for Film/Music Participants, FREE for Theatre Festivity Participants.

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