Eliza Gibson

BRAVO 25: Your A.I. Therapist Will See You Now

Written & Performed by Eliza Gibson
Directed by David Ford
Light/Soundboard Operator: Aaron Aguilar & Alexa Almira

September 20 – October 27 | San Francisco
Thursdays at 8pm | Saturdays at 5pm

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“Amusing, touching & entertaining… undeniable universal appeal. Gibson impeccably embodies all of the characters.” –SF Examiner

“The avatars and the humans at The San Francisco Theater Blog Awards Division agree: this show is a must-see” – Theater Blog, SF

“If you need to patch up your soul or restore your faith in humanity, ‘BRAVO 25: Your A. I. Therapist Will See You Now’ is just the right medicine.” – Asya Danilova, Theatre is Easy, NY

“A sure bet! Futuristic, yet believable.” – Hi! Drama, NY

“Gibson effortlessly fills the stage with her presence, adeptly generating pathos and comedy.” – Culture Catch, NY

“Gibson’s characters are well articulated and her stage presence is stellar.” – Donald Munro, Fresno Bee

Show Description

Amber the A.I. therapist is here. Broken hearts, addicts in recovery, a polyamorous lesbian awaits the arrival of Superintelligence, a grieving savant who likes donuts… Wait. Someone needs a piece of somebody’s liver? Maybe it’s time to return to our breath.

In BRAVO 25, named “Best Bet” by Theatre Is Easy, NY in February 2018, and winner of the ENCORE! Producers’ Award at the Hollywood Fringe Festival June 2017, queer artist Eliza Gibson draws on her real-life experience as a social worker and therapist to bring to life an A.I. avatar and six humans in a support group unlike any you’ve ever seen!

SPECIAL EVENT NIGHTS

September 27MAUREEN LANGAN, award-winning journalist & comic opens +
OMADA HEALTH Night – Join Adrian James, President & Co-Founder plus a panel of engineers, data scientists and clinicians to discuss finding that sweet spot where technology and humans can collaborate to support meaningful behavior change. (Note, this may or may not be the health technology company where the artist works.)

September 29: IRENE TU, Bay Area stand-up comedian opens the show!

October 4: HOPELAB night – Bay Area healthcare networking event plus talkback with mental health leaders after the show. This evening is SOLD OUT, thanks to a sponsorship by HOPELAB.

October 6:  JULIA JACKSON, Bay Area comedian & solo artist opens + DR. SUSAN MAXWELL, Clinical Psychologist and poet, to discuss how hard it is for humans to change and the tension between standardized and less standardized forms of therapy

October 11: WOEBOT Night — Meet Woebot, a robot therapist who seeks friends – demos before the show starting at 7:30pm! And after the show, join Alison Darcy, CEO & Founder of Woebot Labs to discuss the current state, future paths and ethical considerations of AI chatbot-delivered therapy. Jackie KeiliiaBay Area stand-up comedian opens the show!

October 13: Abas Idris, Bay Area stand-up comedian & solo performer opens the show! After the show, join DAVID FORD, Director, to discuss the making of BRAVO 25: Your A.I. Therapist Will See You Now.

October 25: MAUREEN LANGAN, award-winning journalist & comic opens! After the show, join TYLER SCHNOEBELEN, linguist, emoji expert, AI & machine learning leader to discuss AI, language and creative expression.

October 27: Jackie Keiliiaa, Bay Area stand-up comedian opens the show!

Artist Biography

Eliza Gibson is a writer and solo performer based in San Francisco. Trained as a classical pianist and drummer, she wrote her first show – Dialogues with Madwomen – in 1995 after returning to the U.S. from the former Yugoslavia, where she had been a humanitarian aid worker. And Now, No Flip Flops?!, also directed by David Ford, was performed at various Bay Area venues as well as in festivals in Fresno, NYC, and Providence, Rhode Island (2014 – 2016). In July 2018 Eliza performed in the Theatre Rhinoceros production of Oedipus at Palm Springs, written by the Five Lesbian Brothers & directed by Kathryn Wood. A clinical social worker, Eliza currently works at a health technology company which may or may not have provided inspiration for BRAVO 25. (For more info, visit elizagibsonperforms.com)

Show Info

Tickets: $20 – $35 sliding scale | $55 and $100 Reserved Seating
September 20 – October 27 | San Francisco Mainstage
Thursdays at 8pm | Saturdays at 5pm
60 minutes | No Intermission | Ages 16+ | Please do not bring infants to the show

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