By John Rogers
“In the beginning there was the command line...”
My new play is a piece of science fiction theatre called 'Decision Problem [Good Time for Questions]'. It charts the origin, rapid rise and possible future of computers. Through the use of dance and technology, I hope to bring you on a journey that reveals the wonder of the digital universe and questions what the future has in store for humanity. This is a creation myth for the digital age.
This is a piece of pop-technology and I believe it will capture the imagination of sci-fi fans, lovers of technology, anyone who has a smartphone and those of us curious about what the next technological trend may have in store – in other words, geeks like me! Plus I hope it will appeal to people who thought they'd never be interested in what goes on in a computer's head.
My name is John Rogers and I am from Leitrim, now based in Galway City. I have over ten years experience in theatre, appearing in 'Frank Pig Says Hello' with Dr. Dappertutto at Dublin Fringe Festival 2005, 'Dystance' with Mephisto in 2008 and 'After The End' with Moonfish in 2008 amongst many other productions.
I studied theatre in NUI Galway, completing the MA in Theatre & Drama Studies in 2010. During this time I studied ensemble devising under Max Hafler and postdramatic theatre under Thomas Conway. I interned with Elevator Repair Service in NYC in 2010. I have subsequently worked as actor and creator with Galway-based theatre companies Theatrecorp, Moonfish, Waterdonkey and Sideshow. I worked with Waterdonkey on the devising and presentation of the 12-hour extravaganza 'Happening' at Dublin Fringe Festival 2011.
I also studied computer engineering in IT Sligo, and worked for a time as a software engineer in Galway. I retain a strong interest in technology, and, in particular, in the development of digital communication software applications for computers and smartphones.
Most recently, I presented a work-in-progress of 'Decision Problem [Good Time for Questions]' at the Town Hall Studio, Galway, and at FRINGE FUSE, Dublin.
This Fund it campaign's target of one thousand euro is approximately a third of the projected budget and the money you pledge will be used mainly for three things – choreography, lighting and stage management running costs.
I hope you consider making a donation. I have some cool rewards for you, take a look below.
Thanks for listening!