Riveted Rosie

“She’s a machine. A sex toy. A mechanized vagina. She… it doesn’t have any feelings.”

Written by James Burnside

Directed by Victoria Collado


  • Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 5:00pm

Language: English

Location: IATI Theater (64 E. 4th St. NYC 10003)

Website: Facebook Event


Robot repair 101: Malfunction, maintenance, or something more sinister? Pregnant. Wait... what? Repairing tomorrow’s machines, the machines in our offices, our homes, our boudoirs, may be more complicated than replacing a nut or a bolt or tightening a screw. How do you reprogram a robot with a damaged soul?

About the Playwright

I am a television junkie. Tina Fey is my hero. I play video-games. I was raised a naturalist, a scientist, a chess player, but at seventeen, I knew I wanted to write fiction. In college, I studied geology, math, engineering, and read books about theatre history and married the love of my life. We had babies. I fixed fighter jets and wrote poetry. Then our son died. There was a long silence. Ten years as a commuter cyclist gave me time to think... and dream. Books on art theory, Dada, Surrealism, Theater of Cruelty, became my companions. I read Aristophanes and I wrote screenplays that got smaller and smaller. The stage seemed the only solution. I joined ScriptWorks and participated in a 10-minute play writing contest, and my play about Gerald Ford went on stage and the director transformed it into a dance that delighted me. I am now a ScriptWorks Board member. I love going to staged readings of new work and talking to writers about keepin’ on, keepin’ on. I have had more productions and I am always surprised and thrilled by how smart, friendly, and hardworking theatre people are and how difficult the theatre is.


Michael Leon
Ian Elmaleh
Bertha Leal
Ashley Alvarez
Zakiya Markland


This Reading is free of charge–your kind donation is accepted.  The first glass of that red elixir of life–wine–is on us.  All proceeds ensure that we continue to support the genesis of theater: the playwright!

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