you can save me
A new immersive work for 2020
You Can Save Me is a 90-minute immersive theatre work, co-created by Hydrocracker’s Jem Wall and Richard Hahlo, writer Stephanie Street and director Jo McInnes. Part scripted and part structured improvisation, the work explores the impact of AI and Big Data through the prism of an imagined health care sector twenty years from now.
Working with Dr Bobbie Farsides, Professor of Clinical and Biomedical Ethics at Brighton Medical School and partners from The King’s Fund, NESTA Monitor (NHS Improvement) , Care Opinion and The World Transformed, Hydrocracker will construct this future world from real science and real future health predictions based on developments in Artificial Intelligence, genomics and big data.
You Can Save Me will plunge audiences into this imagined future - not as passive spectators but as active participants – doctors on the frontline. They will be immersed in patient stories and confronted with a tantalising vision of a successful health care system able to meet our future needs but they will also have to make the moral and ethical decisions about patient care in this new world.
Will they be prepared to give up all their data and privacy to obtain the health care they want?
Will they sanction important alterations in the genetic code and stand by the consequences?
You Can Save Me will be developed in 2019 and premiere 2020.
Stephanie Street's first play, Sisters, opened the re-furbished Sheffield Crucible in 2010. Her adaptation of Wuthering Heights played at the Ambassadors Theatre, Autumn 2015; and in the same year Stephanie was nominated for the Arts and Culture Award in the Asian Women of Achievements Award. Stephanie recently adapted Mohsin Hamid's award winning novel The Reluctant Fundamentalist for stage.
Initial development work for You Can Save Me was supported by The World Transformed as part of TWT2017, a week long, multi-venue festival of politics, art, music and culture alongside the Labour Party Conference in Brighton, September 2017.