Turing Test at FringeNYC



by Dominick DeGaetano

directed by Taylor Edelle Stuart

at the FringeNYC Festival



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 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."



All tickets are $22

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.



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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



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


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.


Noelle Lake


After a few years focused on film work and print modeling, Noelle Lake is thrilled to be back on stage—her first love. She studied with Terry Schrieber, Michael Howard, Shane and Younts and others over her 20 years in NYC. Credits include Bessie in Marvin’s Room, Bonnie in Hurlyburly (both directed by Peter Jensen for T. Schrieber Studio) and roles in Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew (Walking the Dog) and Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie (Tennessee Rep). Films on festival circuit currently include Acting Her Age (Clare Dub), Boy in the High Window (Sommer Rusinski), and the soon to be released Pandora’s Box (Irmak
Tasindi) in the title role. Noelle is also a writer, interior color consultant, and coach for ENFP (Myers-Briggs) women seeking to manifest manifold talents in a single lifetime. Go figure. 


Finn Killgore


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


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.


Creative Team

Stage manager - Gina Hays

Lighting design - Ted Charles brown

Projection Design - Taylor Edelle Stuart

Sound Design - Dominick DeGaetano

Publicity - Andrea Alton/Alton PR

Graphic & Logo Design - Ron Hester