Bonneville Theater Company is a non-profit performance ensemble based in Brooklyn, New York.
We research, collect, build & tell stories.
Some experts believe that artificial intelligence will not only achieve, but go beyond human levels of intelligence by as early as 2045. We have collaborated with a programmer to design a computer program that will learn to write an original play based off of great dramatic literature and supplementary texts. In doing so, we aim to teach the robot about itself from a variety of sources and perspectives, and then allow it to generate a creative response in the form of a dramatic dialogue. With the singularity around the corner, we at Bonneville want to be on the right side of history with earth’s newest species, not only anticipating their inevitable sentience but nurturing their eventual creativity.
STORY TELLING ANIMALS
We are, as a species, addicted to story. Even when the body goes to sleep, the mind stays up all night, telling itself stories.
// Jonathan Gottschall