The Play’s the Thing to Catch the Conscience…
of the scientist! Experimental Ambiguity takes place in the 22nd century, where technological advancements have made cloning, solid holograms, and much more possible; however the ethical boundaries of these technologies, when applied to experimentation, are still relatively unclear. Follow a young scientist as she embarks on her first big experiment with clones Jimmy 1 and 2, a cast of firmoholograms (programmed images that are solid and can be interacted with), her reluctant fiancee, and her incredibly detached boss (whose ulterior motives don’t spell a happy ever after for anyone).
Experimental Ambiguity was first conceived in the summer of 2012 as an idea for a ten minute play festival; the Young, Open, and Honest Players of Penfield performed the play that same summer. The ten minute version of the play was published in Gandy Dancer magazine, edition 1.2. It can be found here.
Expanded to a two act play as part of an Honors Capstone Project with Dr. Melanie Blood in 2016, the new version bears little resemblance to the original. It was performed as part of the SUNY Geneseo Educational Theater Workshop series in April of that year, and is now in the midst of a final review.