A play written, directed, and designed by Isla Hansen, Tucker Marder, and Christian Scheider, commissioned by the Guild Hall Center for the Visual and Performing Arts. The Summit featured live feed video sound stages and live analog special effects. As the global elite prepare to abandon their bodies and upload themselves into the virtual beyond, a malfunctioning Empathy A.I. is mistakenly assigned to assist with the procedure, but instead unwittingly inspires a bodily-bacchanal for the ages.

Count down to your imminent immortality and prepare to abandon your body, uploading your consciousness into the virtual beyond. Your final night of bodily delights? It's an extravagant gathering of the future global elite; technologists, trans-genetic hybrids, cyborgs and a menagerie of autonomous networked pets and appliances. The safeguard to your eternal future? An awkward, malfunctioning A.I. named Eenn, whose attempts to navigate the social mores of our last night on earth inadvertently trigger a bodily bacchanal unlike anything you have ever seen. Party goers’ antics and anecdotes spin into nostalgic vignettes of embodied times, rendered surreal in dance, music, puppetry, lavish costumes and visual phenomena. Meanwhile, however, Eenn has stumbled upon a vulnerability in the upload process, revealing the brutal lie in the grand promise of technological transcendence.

Location: Guild Hall, East Hampton, NY
First Performance: August 31, 2018
Additional evenings: September 1-2; September 4-8
Closing afternoon performance: September 9

Written, Produced and Directed by
Isla Hansen, Tucker Marder, Christian Scheider

Design, Set and Visual Effects
Isla Hansen, Tucker Marder, Christian Scheider

Puppets, Props and Costumes
Isla Hansen, Tucker Marder

Jon Campolo and Chase Ceglie accompanied by Ian Holden

Jack Turpin, Jake Turpin

Lighting Design
Sebastian Paczynski

Joe Brondo

Stage Manager
Morgan Lavandowska

Master Carpenter
Silvio Espana

Associate Producers
Bonnie Comley and Stewart F Lane

Lead Sponsors
Ellen Myers
Christina Isaly Liceaga

Chris Daftsios as EENN
MG Fredrick as Map, Fridge, Knee and Food Processor
Matthew Van Gessel as Levinson
Alan Ceppos as Sha-Wen the 6th Shaliban
Lydia Franco Hodges as Chef Claudette 4.0
Shelby Jackson as Amit Tusk
Mollie Wise as Pricilla Wain
Theodore Bouloukos as Artur Rodchenkov
Sylvia Channing as The Gate
Desiree Kennedy Mitton as Daphne Stupack
Susan Stout as Alexa Vivian Bowers
Juliet Phillips as Jambo, the Knife, and the Peeler
Ellen Myers as Tillie Tusk
Carlos Lama as Harlan ‘Horse’ Orion
Jamar Jones as ‘Colt’ Orion
Gigi Lama as ‘Pony’ Orion
Jodi Ester as Mary ‘Mare’ Orion
Keith Cornelius as Brian Smith-Goldstein
Terrence Fiore as Colonial Corredander
Sarita Kiembock as Carina Cassandra Garcia
Jake Talmage as Garbage Disposal
Lola Lama as Vacuum

Housing and Hospitality
Kathleen Marder and Charlie Marder

Mica Marder

Adrian Madlener

Production Assistant
Jake Talmadge
Stage Hand
Mark Simmons
Prop and Costume Assistant
Shawna Martel
Amy Sanders