Ada and the engine
A Chicago Premiere!
Written By Lauren Gunderson
Directed By Monica Payne
June 23-August 4, 2019!
As the British Industrial Revolution dawns, young Ada Byron Lovelace (daughter of the flamboyant and notorious Lord Byron) sees the boundless creative potential in the “analytic engines” of her friend and soul-mate, Charles Babbage, inventor of the first mechanical computer. Ada envisions a whole new world where art and information converge – a world she might not live to see. A music-laced story of love, friendship, and the edgiest dreams of the future. Jane Austen meets Steve Jobs in this poignant pre-tech romance heralding the computer age.
Cut to the Chase 19’: Building Bridges
Accepting Short Play Submissions Now!
This Cut to The Chase Theme will explore theatre as the art of empathy. In a time of great division, anger, and fear, can we still find our way to seeing the basic humanity that joins us all? Your piece can explore any element of the theme, and how we can, or cannot, overcome the breakdown of communication.