CS Virtual Reality Technology Residency
Applications closed Friday, January 15, 2021
“Compelling theatre is the result of the ephemeral magic and alchemy of people, design and story. The combination of virtual reality technology and live performance opens the doors of physics, time, place, embodiment and reality—expanding our capacities for storytelling and pushing our existing boundaries of what we believe theatre to ‘be’. By engaging with this emerging technology, participating artists have the opportunity to expand their imaginations in ways that will impact their practice and the work we all create going forward. As we continue to live in this ‘distancing’ era, VR offers a magical range of ways to create, perform, and experience together.” - Beth Kates
Led by award-winning theatre creator and designer Beth Kates, two artists will participate in a three-week intensive exploring virtual reality technology and the applications of this technology for live performance. Participants will receive an honorarium for participation and will be loaned an Oculus Quest VR system to learn and discover within the virtual landscape. This practical-based curriculum allows artists with an interest in emergent technology to investigate its creative capacity and application to their own artistic practice.