I can see your souls.
They might be imperceptible to the human eye
but it’s very clear to us that you have something that we don’t
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 within 24 hours. Will their soul-searching provide the answers they need to stop AI destroying the world as they know it?
Soul Trading, winner of the 2019 Junior Australian Theatre for Young People Foundation Commission, is a funny, fascinating and eye-opening sci-fi adventure that asks vital questions about human connection, and our rapidly-evolving relationship with technology. We are proud to present this world premiere production during the October school holidays.
This performance is supported by Canberra Theatre Centre, as part of a commitment to nurturing the young and emerging artists of the ACT.
Sa-Li Ann Chan
Director Jena Prince
Set & Costume Designer Phoenix Mae
Lighting Designer Antony Hateley
Sound Designer Patrick Haesler
Assistant Director Caitlin Baker
Stage Manager Rhiley Winnett
Assistant Stage Manager Sophie Blackburn
Generously supported by: