NTW worked with digital performance pioneers Blast Theory to develop a new theatre production on your phone: an app that mixes gaming and storytelling.
About the show
Karen is a life coach and she’s happy to help you work through a few things in your life. When you begin, she asks you some questions about your outlook on the world to get an understanding of you.
As the story unfolds and she gets to know you, she gets more and more curious. She seems to know things about you that she shouldn’t. Where is this going to end?
Blast Theory makes interactive artworks that invite you to question your place in society. It is renowned internationally as one of the most adventurous artists’ groups creating groundbreaking new forms of performance and interactive art that mixes audiences across the internet, live performance and digital broadcasting. Led by Matt Adams, Ju Row Farr and Nick Tandavanti, the group’s work explores the social and political aspects of technology. Drawing on popular culture and games, the work often blurs the boundaries between the real and the fictional.
Karen was developed by Blast Theory, in partnership with National Theatre Wales, and co-commissioned by The Space and 539 Kickstarter backers. It was developed with support from the Mixed Reality Lab at the University of Nottingham, and in collaboration with Dr Kelly Page.