An exciting project, 5 robots for the play Heddatron, showed May 18 – June 9, 2012 at the Stray Cat Theatre in Tempe, AZ.
We designed and build these custom robot characters: [from left to right] Julie, Berta, Hans, Brack, and Billy. They drove around the stage, lit up to talk, and shook with excitement as their human operators executed complex choreography with them.
They were all custom designed and built in a month, making it through 14 performances without a malfunction.
Feel free to contact me with any inquiries about the design process, or if you want a set of robots of your own.
See what the press has been saying about this performance:
Arizona Republic: “5/18 – 6/9: Stray Cat’s ‘Heddatron’ star kidnapped by robots” by Kerry Lengel, 5/12/2012
New Times: “Best Performance by a Robot in a Supporting Role” 9/27/12
New Times: “Stray Cat Theatre’s Heddatron — I, for one, welcome our new mecha overlords” by Julie Peterson, 5/31/2012
Arizona Republic: “To 6/9: Stray Cat Theatre’s ‘Heddatron’ is a bewildering ride” by Kerry Lengel, 5/22/2012