Winner! 2019 ATYP Foundation Commission (10-13 year olds)
The year is 2079. Humans are created with gene selection technology, Artificial Intelligence is part of everyday life and children’s best friends are their Learning Bots. Except for Jerry. Jerry is not like the others. Neither is Neutron Finch, an exceptionally clever Learning Bot who seems to appear out of nowhere. He is smarter than most Bots, funnier and also possibly illegal. It doesn’t take long for the status quo to unravel and one night, Jerry and his classmates are summoned to the oval…
The Bots want souls. Specifically, theirs. It’s up to six young minds to solve the greatest existential question of all time, in 24 hours no less. Will their soul-searching provide the answers they need to stop AI becoming humanity’s worst nightmare?
The ATYP Foundation Commission invests in work for young people to perform. Developed by ATYP and published by Playlab, we are creating a canon of work for young actors aged 10-13. This is your chance to see this exciting new Australian work before it goes on to be performed by schools and youth theatres around the country.