PLai PRAGUE is proud to present a performance of man-machine collaboration

PLai PRAGUE presents Prague Clockwork Cabaret concieved by machines performed by humans. A spectacle at the intersection of art and technology.

Script generated by artificial intelligence

Drama students as performers

AI generated visuals and music

12 performances in selected European cities

AI generated performance inspired by Prague as the heart of European Magic

Builds on legacy of Čapek brothers’ ROBOT appearing on stage in Prague in 1921 for the first time in history.

European Tour 2022

We perform anywhere. In theatres, streets or pop-up venues as close to audience as possible.

9 Oct 2022 | 7:00 pm

Prague Premiere

Loď Tajemství, Prague

30 Oct

Berlin

Mauerpark, 4:00 pm

5 Nov

Salzburg

Kapitelplatz, 3:00 pm

6 Nov

Bratislava

Svoradova Park, 3:00 pm

18 Nov

Szczawno-Zdroj

Teatr Zdrojowy, Tadeusza Kościuszki 19, 10:00 am

19 Nov

Prague

DAMU – K22, Karlova 26, 5:30 pm, tickets

2 Dec

Brussels

Galerie Ravenstein, Rue Ravenstein 18, 6:30 pm

About PLai PRAGUE

In July 2022, the Czech Republic assumed the presidency of the Council of the European Union.  Although Czechs have been contributing to Europe’s wealth and glory for centuries, their country remains largely unknown, even to many Europeans. Czechia is not only a land of enchanting music, fascinating history or dazzling intelellectual achievements. As a historical crossroads of powers and cultures, it has become a place whose inhabitants can look at problems with a fresh eye.  It is a country with a tradition of unique approach to European phenomena – from the Renaissance, through robots to the fall of communism.

With PLai PRAGUE project, the creators decided to answer their homeland’s call and, with the help of artificial intelligence, look for its surreality in reality, to think the unthinkable.  With machines telling stories humans would never think of.

Artistic man-machine collaboration and interaction

Prague Clockwork Cabaret is a piece of artistic man-machine collaboration and interaction. Computer as author and man as performer. Real personalities in surreal encounters. Chatting, singing, musing. Accross ages, accross cultures, accross borders, accross circuits.

The PLai PRAGUE project was put together by a team of drama students and professionals from Prague under the leadership of radical innovator Tomas Studenik. It builds upon the knowledge acquired in THEaiTRE project that culminated in the premiere of the first theatre play written by artificial intelligence and staged by humans in Februray 2021.

As a starting point and stage for the spectacle of comical and poignant machine-generated situations, the creators of Prague Clockwork Cabaret use the Czech capital city of Prague – a nexus of unlikely encounters surrounded by magical energy, legends and incredible stories.

AI generated
script

AI generated visuals and music

Student-led production

Team

Josef Doležal

Josef Doležal

Director

DAMU | Department of Dramatic Theatre
jodoleza[at]gmail.com

Jan Staněk

Jan Staněk

Actor

DAMU | Department of Dramatic Theatre
janstanemail[at]gmail.com 

Karolína Hanzlová

Karolína Hanzlová

Production Manager

DAMU | Department of Arts Management
karolina.hanzlovaa[at]gmail.com

Karolína Knězů

Karolína Knězů

Actor

DAMU | Department of Dramatic Theatre
karolinakk55[at]seznam.cz

Kryštof Krejčí

Kryštof Krejčí

Dramaturgy

DAMU | Department of Dramatic Theatre
krejci.krystof[at]email.cz

Lucie Karbanová

Lucie Karbanová

Production Manager

DAMU | Department of Arts Management
lucie.karbanova[at]email.cz

Martin Šimek

Martin Šimek

Scenography

DAMU | Department of Scenography
martin.simek96[at]gmail.com

Šimon Pliska

Šimon Pliska

Actor

HAMU | Department of Nonverbal Theatre
kolotocarsimecek[at]gmail.com

Tomáš Studeník

Tomáš Studeník

Project Author & Producer

Insane Business Ideas
www.tomas-studenik.com

Do not miss an eerie opportunity to be entertained by Beethoven, Golem, Havel and Miss Europe in a single hour. No man would dare imagine what our Clockwork Cabaret did. Is art as we know it dead? Come and see for yourself.

Come and meet us on the Prague Clockwork Cabaret European Tour 2022 starting on 9 October.

Music Soundtrack - Water is Better than Sex

o (text: AI, music: Martin Šimek, singer: Jan Staněk)

Partners

To book a performance or request more information, please contact:

Tomáš Studeník
(project author)
tomas[at]inbui.com