Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama holds an annual new works festival called Playground. All drama classes are cancelled for a week as over 60 plays, musicals and performances are created and staged.
For the 2015 Playground festival I created and directed a piece called "Where Did All the Whimsy Go?"
The characters and setting of the show were inspired by a Danish short story "Nat i Tivoli " which uses classic comedia del arte archetypes. One of the four characters was a partially puppeteered robot. The whole production team embraced working with a robotic actor and learned a lot.