I’m writing a play for a group of awesome high school students studying at a school for Performing Arts in Manhattan. I’m so impressed with the kids’ maturity and intelligence, given that when I was sixteen, I’m pretty sure I was going through a phase where I ate starlight mints instead of brushing my teeth. I’m also pretty sure my Mom still helped me dry my hair. It’s exciting and the best but also really challenging to create something for specific actors, so I’m going off of video individual and group interviews and questionnaires for inspiration. I think I’ve finally landed on a nugget of an idea – students, I will see your Mermaid request, and raise you ROBOTS. That’s right. I finally, finally get to express all of my intrigue and love for AI in a play. Coming soon to a gymnasium turned into a theater near you!