Může robot napsat divadelní hru?

Web první divadelní hry napsané umělou inteligencí

Světovou premiéru představení
AI: KDYŽ ROBOT PÍŠE HRU (26. 2. 2021)
vidělo 18 450 zařízení

Navštivte reprízy představení ve Švandově divadle

Navštivte premiéru druhé hry!

Stáhněte si scénář naší první divadelní hry AI: Když robot píše hru
a naší druhé hry Prostoupení

Vyzkoušejte si demo nástroje THEaiTRobot!

Stáhněte si zdarma knihu o projektu!

Can a robot write a theatre play?

Web of the the First theatre play written by AI

World premiere of the production
viewed 18 450 devices

See production repeats in Švanda theatre or the play screening in New York

See premiere of 2nd play!

Download the script of our first theatre play AI: When a Robot Writes a Play
and of our second theatre play Permeation

Try out a demo of THEaiTRobot tool!

Download for free the book about the project!


Can a robot and a theatre have something in common?

100 years ago, the word “robot” was invented by the Czechoslovak brothers Karel and Josef Čapek. The word appeared for the first time in Karel’s theatre play titled R.U.R. premiered in 1921. The play is about humanoid robots who seem happy to work for humans at first, but later a robot rebellion leads to the extinction of the human race. The play achieved a fast international success when it was performed not only in Prague but also in London, New York or Chicago.

Karel Čapek was one of the first people who thought of a potential threat if machine-robot inventions happen too fast or without a regulation. Did he predict the threats of the 21st century? Or… are robots no danger for us? So far, robots can perform many quite easy tasks, but we want to challenge them!

To celebrate the centenary of invention of the word “robot” we wanted start a project to know if a robot can write a theatre play. Do you think artificial intelligence is able to create an enjoyable theatre script? Can a robot become a playwright like its own father Karel Čapek 100 years ago? We found out the answer on 26 February 2021 during a premiere of the first play written by AI titled “AI: When a Robot Writes a Play”. The play watched 18 450 devices (perhaps up to 30 000 people).

After the premiere, we allowed public to see this play online for a few days. Then – when COVID-19 allows it – we will bring the production to the stage of Švanda theatre in Prague. And perhaps elsewhere upon a discussion. The future of the project is still open but we will continue with the scientific research and then a premiere of a new play will be announced for 2022.

Why are we doing this? Most people do not know what today’s robots are capable of. Sometimes they fear robots’ abilities which are not real and sometimes they do not want to admit that we are surrounded by robots almost everywhere. We want to start a conversation about what robots of today can and cannot do and where they should and should not be used.

Photo credit: Alena Hrbková

Premiere summary video / Sestřih z premiéry (CZE+ENG)

Diskuse s tvůrci projektu a speciálním hostem (CZE)

Teaser video with interviews / s rozhovory (CZE+ENG)

Discussion with project authors & a guest (ENG)

Social Media

➡️ Facebook (CZE + ENG)
➡️ Instagram (ENG)
➡️ Twitter (ENG)

Recent twitter feed

The @theaitre project has just officially ended! 🙂 It was a lot of fun, but now after 3 years I am looking forward to some time NOT being the PI of any project 😉

What would happen if Beethoven, Golem, Havel and Miss Europe met in Prague? Do not miss the world premiere of Prague Clockwork Cabaret on 9 Oct 2022. Book your seat http://www.plaiprague.eu #aiart

Written by machines. Performed by men. #Prague, #Čapek, #Kafka, #Golem, #Einstein, #Havel. Meet the future of #cabaret Premiere 4 Oct in # Prague http://www.PLaiPRAGUE.eu #ai #theatre


We have built a team of experts from various areas – theatre representatives, artificial intelligence programmers, project managers as well as other professionals with a lot of experience. All are located in Prague, Czech Republic.
See their profiles below.

Rudolf<br />

Machine learning expert & Project lead

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Ondřej<br />

Machine learning expert

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Tom<br />

Machine learning expert

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Ondřej<br />

Machine learning expert

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Tomáš<br />

Machine learning expert

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Daniel<br />

Theatre director & Managing director

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Martina<br />

Playwright & Dramaturge

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 Marie<br />

Author, Director & Dramaturge

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David<br />

Playwright & Dramaturge

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Tomáš<br />

Project initiator & manager

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Petr<br />

Project manager & manager of communication

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Dominik<br />

Machine learning expert

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Patricia<br />

Machine learning expert

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Klára<br />

Student of directing & dramaturgy

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Alisa Zakhtarenko

Designer and programmer

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Under the Auspices of:

This project is co-financed with state support of Technological agency of the Czech Republic (Technologická agentura ČR)
within the Program ÉTA.


If you want to partner, have a live session in your company
or you just have a question, feel free to contact us!

Tomáš Studeník (project author):

Rudolf Rosa (head of research): [email protected]

Daniel Hrbek (head of theatre team): [email protected]

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