Lunchtime Talk
Fri 25 Jun 13:00-14:00 at YouTube Live

Gaming meets performance

For this lunchtime we are delighted to be joined by Theatre Maker Katie Day & Creative Technologist John Sear who will be discussing their recent site-specific experience, A Moment of Madness, now a multi-modal experience.

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Katie Day

Katie Day is Artistic Director of The Other Way Works and creates playful theatre that immerses our audiences in the story. On a quest to provide magical and bespoke experiences for ever more sophisticated audiences.

John Sear

John is a real-world game designer. He uses technology & design principles from his years of experience in the games industry to build games that take place in the real world.

This Lunchtime Talk will be broadcast live on Watershed's YouTube channel.

Theatre Maker Katie Day and Creative Technologist John Sear share learning from their recent experience reformatting A Moment of Madness, an immersive and playful theatre experience which sees audiences thrust into the heart of a political spy thriller.

Originally a site-specific experience, in 2021 A Moment of Madness was reformatted for online audiences. Now a multi-modal online experience, it uses a bespoke software system to blend pre-recorded and live performances to camera with interactive SMS messaging, puzzle breaking, secure documents and facilitated audience debate.

They will discuss the remote collaborative process of making, testing and presenting the work, the rewards and challenges of reformatting an already technology-driven project for online engagement and the value of live and interactive experiences in remote/online formats.

A Moment of Madness is a Norfolk & Norwich Festival commission. 

Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.  

Supported by Unity Theatre Trust & Birmingham Open Media.  

 Join us on Fri 25th June, 13:00-14:00 for the talk and to take part in the discussion afterwards.

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