Ullanta Performance Robotics

Fifi and Josie: A Tale of Two Lesbiots

A Story of Autonomy, Love, Paranoia, and Agency

Written by Roxanne Linnea Ray
Directed by Barry Brian Werger
with Production Manager and Understudy Dani Goldberg

Mae as Fifi
Ullanta, the Robot Levin as Josie and
Ben as the Placard Carrier

[Lesbiot Cast and Crew]

March 12-16 at Robotix '97
in Glasgow, Scotland

Scene 1: Autonomy
Fifi and Josie inhabit separate spheres of the lesbiot Universe. Despite being steeped in lesbiot culture, they each live their lives unaware of the possibilities that love might offer. In other words, they perform autonomous robotic actions.
[Lonely Autonomy]

Scene 2: Love
Fifi and Josie begin to notice the attraction they feel for each other. They fall in love, slowly.

Fifi and Josie approach each other - yet at first, they turn away shyly. When Fifi and Josie do finally make contact, they engage in cooperative actions, slowly negotiating their relationship as all young lovers must. The new emotions fill their hearts and threaten to overpower them.
[They see each other] [... and begin to build a life together.]

Scene 3: Paranoia
Fifi begins to act possessively of Josie. Fifi explores the pleasures of Jealousy and Possessiveness, and reaches deep into the unkind part of her nature. Josie defends herself from such ugliness as best she can.
[Josie Doesn't like being left
at home...] [... and won't leave poor Fifi

Scene 4: Agency
Josie enlists some aid in order to remind Fifi that all robots have feelings. Fifi learns her lesson, whether she wants to or not, and she and Josie reach a new and deeper understanding.
[Josie Doesn't like being left
at home...]

A Capable Understudy
During the fourteenth and final performance of the Glasgow run, Dani finally got his chance to fulfil his dream as understudy... to take to the stage!
[Josie Doesn't like being left
at home...]

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