A Mechanical Performance That “Sings”

The assignment: write theatre for machines that interact with audiences in new ways. “The project is called the Technology Plays, a theater experiment that is trying to take the old man-versus-machine theme to new extremes. The writers, led by Mr. Dresser and Mr. Kennedy, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “Ironweed,” have fashioned an unsettling exhibition challenging conventional notions of what theater can be and how it can be delivered.”