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5 questions

with Christina Kettering & Pauline Wick

The format is simple: two theatre makers, five questions each …

In this episode, playwright Christina Kettering and translator Pauline Wick, come together online to discuss their work on Black Swans.

Black Swans will be playing at Omnibus Theatre from 23 April to 11 May 2024.

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Black Swans and its engagement programme are funded by Arts Council England and Unity Trust. The production is presented in arrangement with DREI MASKEN VERLAG GmbH München.

black swans

by Christina Kettering
translated by Pauline Wick

Would you trust a robot to take care of your elderly mother?

Two sisters face a difficult decision: how to best care for their elderly mother as her health declines. Rosie, a humanoid care robot, seems like the perfect solution. But soon they have to reckon with the unforeseen consequences of bringing an artificial intelligence into their lives.

Black Swans explores the ethical and moral dilemmas of introducing AI into human caregiving, offering a poignant (and often humorous) look at family dynamics, societal norms and the pervasive influence of technology on our lives.

Christina Kettering‘s award-winning play examines the intersection of AI, healthcare and the challenges of caregiving through a female lens. It prompts questions about the boundaries of AI and the essence of compassion in our increasingly digital world.

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