Turing Test at FringeNYC

TURING TEST

A NEW PLAY

by Dominick DeGaetano

directed by Taylor Edelle Stuart

at the FringeNYC Festival

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DO YOU PASS?

A poet, on the wagon and soon to be a father, makes a deal to wipe away his debts. All he has to do is teach a young man, locked away as part of a secret government experiment, how to write a poem. But what happens when that secret no longer wants to be kept?

Turing Test millennial allegory about both parenting and coming of age, and retaining your humanity in a world that wants you to be a number. The play was a semifinalist for the National Playwright’s Conference at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, and was workshopped at the Guild Hall of Easthampton.

 
 

"Do you know that there are more stars than all the words ever written or spoken?"

"How do you know that?"

"I know the numbers."

BUY TICKETS TODAY

 

All tickets are $22

$1 from Each Ticket to go to the Turing Trust

Line up for the show at FringeHUB at 685 Washington Street, New York, NY 10014, at the DARK BLUE flag. Before showtime, a Fringe Staff member will escort you to the venue.

PLEASE ARRIVE AT FringeHUB 15 MINUTES EARLY. THERE IS NO LATE SEATING AT THE VENUE.

 

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PARTNERSHIP WITH

THE TURING TRUST

 
 

$1 from each ticket sale to go to technology education in Malawi

The Turing Trust supports the legacy of Alan Turing, the mathematician and World War II code breaker, and works to empower disadvantaged communities by using information technology-enabled learning. Turing's life was depicted in the 2015 Oscar-Winning film, The Imitation Game.

A dollar from every TURING TEST ticket sold will go to the Turing Trust. Each dollar raised enables the trust to put a PC keyboard into a Malawian classroom. For every one hundred dollars raised, the Trust is able to provide 6 PCs to African classrooms.

“The Turing Trust is delighted to work with Dominick DeGaetano and the team behind the Turing Test production. It’s always inspiring to see that Alan Turing’s legacy can promote such creativity whilst doing good by technology with those who need it most. The Turing Test at the FringeNYC Festival will directly enable us to give 105 Malawian students IT skills!”
— James Turing, Alan Turing's Great Nephew & Founder of the Turing Trust
 
 

Dominick

DeGaetano

playwright

Dominick DeGaetano is a writer and performer, working out of New York City. His plays have been developed at The Tank NYC, Guild Hall of East Hampton, TheaterLab, the Southampton Writers Conference, and the New Plays Festival at George Washington University. His work has been recognized by the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center and New York TV Festival.  He studied at George Washington University, where he was a Dean's Scholar in Shakespeare, and Stony Brook University, where he was the first student in its Theatre MFA program. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America.

 
 

Taylor Edelle

Stuart

director

Taylor Edelle Stuart is a New York based theatre director, projection designer, and filmmaker.  A proud Iowan, she spent the last four years developing new plays with the Iowa Writer's Workshop. NYC directing credits include Over + Out, Escape Velocity (Navigators Theater Company). NYC Projection Design Credits include Over + Out, Some of Us are Brave, and Encapsulated (Navigators Theater Company); How I Married Myself... (Columbia University); King Lear (The Brick Theatre); and Intrusion which is currently running off Broadway at St. Luke's Theatre (QK Productions).  Taylor is also a New York Times published photographer, a finalist for the Sundance New Voices Lab, and a filmmaker whose collaborators include The Lee Strasberg Film & Theatre Institute and The Williamstown Theatre Festival.  She is currently in post for an original short, Dolly Loves Daddy.

 
 

Richard Busser

David

Graduate of Marymount Manhattan College. Some recent stage credits include; Alonso in “The Tempest” at Classical Theater of Harlem. Toby in "1944 Brent Lane", Mike in "The Goddess", Ghost/Hamlet in Tremor Collective's "The Rub",  Ariel in "The Pillowman" and Hal in "Proof"; both APAC productions. Film and TV; Ben Fellows, "Three View" (IFTV fest best actor nomination), Eddie in  "High Maintenance" a Columbia Thesis directed by Shawn Wines, Randy in "Penny Dreadful" also a Columbia Thesis directed by Shane Atkinson, Law and Order; SVU and Criminal Intent, The Good Wife, Blue Bloods, Person of Interest, Elementary, Power.

 

Julie Hays

ELIZABETH

JULIE HAYS is very happy to be at the Fringe again (this is her third time) and to be once again working on a wonderful new play. Some recent stage credits include WHO'LL SAVE THE PLOWBOY (DAVENPORT THEATER) LONG BRANCH (HB STUDIOS) HOME THERAPY KIT (ATLANTIC THEATER) SORT OF LIKE JULIE (ABINGDON THEATER) FREE WILL AND WANTON LUST (ACCESS THEATER) JOEY VARIATIONS (14th StreetY) WITH A SHRUG (SHEEN CENTER) STARS N' BARS (ENSEMBLE STUDIO THEATER) Recent Film/TV credits are MOTHERLESS BROOKLYN, GOTHAM, LITTLE BOXES, LANDING UP, 30 ROCK, THE DAILY SHOW, ALL IS BRIGHT, THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU. Juliehays.com twitter @jumeha

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Finn Killgore

Adam

Finn Kilgore is an actor born and raised in Brooklyn, who holds an MA from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. He has worked in theaters all around the city, and is thrilled to return to the NYC Fringe Festival for Turing Test. Recent roles include Laertes in Hudson Warehouse’s Hamlet, Old Scratch in Old Names for Wildflowers at the Tank theater, and Geoff in Is that Danny Devito? and Other Questions from West of the Hudson in the NYC Fringe Festival.

 
 

Elizabeth Chappel

Seidel

Elizabeth (Biz) Chappel is thrilled to be a part of ‘Turing Test’. Select theater credits: See How They Run (St Vincent Summer Theatre), Angels in America (Throughline Theatre), Merry Wives of Windsor (Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks), Machinal (Columbia University), Richard III (Columbia University), Uncle Vanya (Columbia University). Training: William Esper Studio.

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Creative Team

Lighting design - Ted Charles brown

Projection Design - Taylor Edelle Stuart

Sound Design - Dominick DeGaetano

Publicity - Andrea Alton/Alton PR

Graphic & Logo Design - Ron Hester

 
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