Human 2.0 – Erin Browne

This interview series will focus on the artists of DEINDE and ForePlay Human 2.0, asking them to riff on the themes and question of the plays.

Erin Browne wrote Flux’s last production of Menders and has been an integral part of Flux’s ForePlays, Have Anothers, Retreats and more. She wrote about the evolution of justice in her play Empty Justice for our March 26nd ForePlay: Human 2.0.

What crazy invention are you most looking forward to in the future?
Cheaper and more effective Roombas. Anything that makes cleaning my apartment less time consuming or require less effort. Basically like, Rosie from the Jetsons would really make my day.

In 2051, theatre will be…
…the most relevant art form since everyone will have forgotten how to read, and will have to give up their iPads due to repetitive strain injuries.

If you could evolve one of your own senses, which would it be, and why?
Sight because I always wanted to be an astronaut but heard you had to have 20/20 vision.

For the human race to evolve, it will need to…
…relearn how to connect with each other as people outside of the world of computer and internet based communities.

A time-travelling-you from the future suddenly appears with something important to tell present-you. What do they have to say?
Don’t wait. Life is too short.

Will the future be more like Star Trek, Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica, or the Jetsons?
I hope it’s like Star Trek the next generation, without the unitards, but have a feeling it will be more like Battlestar Galactica with less hot people.

If you had the opportunity to think and feel directly into a computer, would you take it?
No way.

What do you have coming up in the near future that you want our readers to know about it?
Axial Theatre is reading through Devil to Pay in their weekly workshop, a play of mine which I think needs a home.
My play Good Dog, which I wrote for the last Foreplay series will be published in Carrier Pigeon Magazine.
And starting this summer I should be bouting for the Suburbia Roller Derby league on one of their local teams. Come as see me be clobbered –

Erin’s play Return was a winner of the Hudson Valley Writers’ Center inaugural Play Reading Series Contest. Narrator 1 was produced by Iron Jaw Company at Theater Row. Trying was produced at the Bushwick Starr and a radio play version of Trying was the winner of the BBC World Service International Radio Play Contest, it was also shortlisted for the Richard Imison Award from the Writers’ Guild of Great Brittan. A Meth Play was the winner of the National Student Drama Fest’s International Playscript Award and received a reading at NSDF. Menders was produced as part of Flux Theater Ensemble’s 2011/2012 season.

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