Recent and upcoming shows
- Artificial Intelligence Improvisation @ The Marlborough Theatre and Pub
2-3 June 2018, at 4pm
Piotr Mirowski and Kory Mathewson are back to the Brighton Fringe festival!
The Marlborough Theatre and Pub at the Brighton Fringe Festival.
- HumanMachine AI Improv @ Art-AI Leicester
3 May 2018, at 8:15pm
Art-AI is a two week festival taking place at Phoenix and Highcross exploring the role of artificial intelligence (AI) in arts through a programme of creative work including installations, performances and discussions, organised by Prof. Tracy Harwood and co-curated by Luba Elliott.
- 12 Days of Christmas: Comedy Night
18 December 2017, at 9pm
Sharing the stage with Lesley Stone and Elaine Wallace from Up for it! as well as Raphael von Blumenthal, Piotr Mirowski will perform as Albert and A.L.Ex at the Tristan Bates Theatre, London.
Albert, A.L.Ex, mYlez and Pyggy (as well as their real-life avatars Kory Mathewson and Piotr Mirowski) have so far performed in over thirty shows, and over ten academic and developer talks, including a keynote in Paris, fostering an interdisciplinary dialogue on theatre and artificial intelligence.
Fringe festivals 2017
Edinburgh Festival Fringe, 21-26 August 2017
Camden Fringe Festival, 31 July and 1 August 2017
Brighton Fringe Festival, 21 May 2017
Piotr Mirowski and Kory Mathewson did two transatlantic performances at Bar Broadway during the Brighton Fringe Festival (on 21 May 2017), two transatlantic performances at the Etcetera Theatre as part of the Camden Fringe Festival (on 31 July and 1 August 2017) and six performances sharing the same stage at theSpaceUK @ Surgeon’s Hall as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Paris, 7 April 2017
Piotr Mirowski did a short performence as Albert and A.L.Ex and then gave a keynote about “L’irrévérence artificielle: le théâtre d’impro avec un robot” at Devoxx France 2017 – one of France’s largest software developer conferences, held at the beautiful Palais des Congrès de Paris, in front of a crowd of nearly 2000 people.
London, 4 April 2017
Albert and Stephen Davidson organised again It Takes Two, a night of two-person improv, at the Wenlock & Essex pub, with guest acts: Two of Wands, The Happiest People on Earth, Gorilla Panic, The Just Us League and Doctor Twoprov.
London, 31 March and 1 April 2017
Albert, mYlez, Pyggy and A.L.Ex do their most ambitious show ever: binary2, transatlantic AI improv, simultaneously at the Tristan Bates Theatre in London and at the Curious Comedy Theater, as part of ImproFest UK 2017:
London, 3 February 2017
The British Academy organised an exciting Late event, entitled “Love, sex and marriage… with a robot?”, with a mixture of fascinating talks about robotics and sexuality, as well as a few artistic performances. Those included the highly talented Impropera – literally creating beautifully sung opera extracts in front of the audience – and yours truly.
London, 18 January 2017
Albert and A.L.Ex, as well as their creator Piotr, had a show and talk about Artificial Intelligence for Improvised Theatre at the London Creative AI Meetup, organised by AI curator Luba Elliot. The show and part of the talk were recorded and you can refer to the slides for the details of how the AI behind A.L.Ex was built: a neural network trained on a processed version of OpenSubtitles, with a robot avatar from EZ-Robot, some improv lessons given by playing with an AI and the complexity of the actor’s work according to Stanislavski’s System.
London, 11 January 2017
Albert and A.L.Ex started the year with a new version of A.L.Ex! Using a small JD Humanoid robot from EZ-Robot, A.L.Ex is now an embodied artificial intelligence. Both shared the stage with the Parentheticals and Talking Dog and performed at the Bracket Racket at the Star of Kings:
London, 13 December 2016
Albert finds a friend, Stephen Davidson, with whom to co-organise a night of two-person improv! The first night of It Takes Two, which takes place at the Wenlock & Essex pub, is a success! Other acts include Two of Wands, The Happiest People on Earth and Stephen and Kit.
London, 18 October 2016
Albert (aka Piotr Mirowski) participates in the Dialogue on Artificial Intelligence, organised by Dr. Shama Rahman from Jugular: Joining the Head and the Heart. Other panelists include a Professor of Philosophy at Queen Mary University, a Professor of Cognitive Robotics at Imperial College, a Creative AI Producer, a Research Scientist in AI and a Principal at an AI think-tank.
— Luba Elliott (@elluba) October 18, 2016
London, 17 October 2016
Albert demonstrates A.L.Ex at DuckDuckGoose. [Photo credit: Julia Mitelman]
London, 24 July 2016
Albert & A.L.Ex’s first performance at the C3? Drop-In: