Laboratory of Generative Artificial Play was co-founded by Dmitry Soshnikov and Alek Petuk in June, 2023. The main goal of the laboratory is to experiment with art forms at the intersection of generative AI, modern art and theater. It is a part of a wider Robotic Theater project.
The idea of writing a performing a play together with AI came to Dmitri when he was thinking of how to celebrate his birthday in March 2022. For some external reasons the celebration was cancelled, but later this idea appealed to Alek Petuk, who had greate experience with running open laboratories and play performances of similar kind (for example, kfitness, Gamlet Krylatskoe projects).
Their fruitful collaboration resulted in a series of projects described below.