The year is 2079. Artificial Intelligence co-exists peacefully with humans, until the appearance of an exceptionally clever AI named Neutron Finch. On the first day of kindergarten, Neutron reads the entire collection of literary works in the history of humanity. This unprecedented feat attracts a gaggle of AI followers, who start withdrawing from the children. Then one night, a group of sixth graders are summoned to the oval…
The AIs want souls. Specifically, theirs. It’s up to the Secret Six to solve the greatest existential question of all time within a week. 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.
Previews 14–16 October
Season 16–24 October
Wed & Fri 11am
Live Stream Wed 21 Oct 12pm
SBW Stables Theatre
10 Nimrod Street, Kings Cross
60 mins (no interval)
Cast & Creative Team
ATYP is proud to partner with Artology on this production.
Each year one of Artology‘s Fanfare winners is selected to create the sound design for the ATYP Foundation Commission production under the mentorship of award-winning composer Steve Francis. The 2020 recipient will help create the score for ATYP’s production of Soul Trading. Working alongside industry experts, their music will be professionally recorded and used for each performance of the season.