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A/B Machines - Digital presentation on Twitch at the Philly Fringe Festival - Fall 2020

Trapped in a digital purgatory with nothing but their webcams for company, three entertainers (drag superstars VinChelle, God Complex, and Eric Jaffe) jockey for status and grapple with mortality as they put on the perfect face for their public. Combining bedroom drag numbers and Warholian repartee, and exploding the aesthetics of contemporary digital platforms, A/B Machines explores how we manufacture our own image — and the vulnerabilities those images are designed to hide.

Adapted from the work of Andy Warhol
Created & Directed by Philip Wesley Gates
Digital Design and Streaming by Sean B. Leo 
Production Design by Katy Fetrow
Sound Design by William Lowe
Web Interaction by Giada Sun
Dramaturgy by Ryan Dumas
Costume Styling by Lindsay Tejan
Lighting Consultation by Ying Huo

Click here for Design Overview of the show

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