We Are Your Robots

Ethan Lipton & His Orchestra

What do your devices really say about you? Hear it from a band of robots.


Join Ethan Lipton & His Orchestra, a band of robots, as they seek to learn what human beings want from their devices, to understand what it means to be human, and finally to discern what makes us special now that our machines are so intelligent. Commissioned by MAX and The Sloan Foundation, directed by Leigh Silverman, “We Are Your Robots” is your chance to dig into your relationship with your smart machines.


Artist Profile

Ethan Lipton & His Orchestra

Ethan Lipton & his Orchestra has been a New York-based band since 2005. Featuring Eben Levy on guitar, Ian Riggs on bass, Vito Dieterle on saxophone, and Lipton on vocals, the band has released four studio albums. Their musicals “No Place to Go” (Obie Award) and “The Outer Space” (Lortel nomination) were produced by the Public Theater in Joe’s Pub and directed by Leigh Silverman. The band has toured venues in the U.S. and Europe including SF Jazz, All Tomorrow’s Parties, the Gate in London, the Troubadour, Mass MoCA, and Theatre de La Ville, and been featured on NPR and in “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” Lipton has received commissions from the Onassis Foundation, NYFA, Clubbed Thumb, the Civilians, the Public, and the New York Public Library, and has been a Guggenheim Fellow and a Playwrights Realm Page One Fellow. His plays “Tumacho,” “Luther,” and “Red-Handed Otter” are published by Concorde Theatricals. Info at www.ethanlipton.com

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