The UIXR Studio (VR Club) Auditions Announcement for Fall 2022
Are you interested in learning more about Virtual Reality Performances? The UIXR Studio (VR Club) is looking for performers to participate in the creation of Virtual Reality Theatre. This is part of the NEXT Stages: Novel Environments for Extended Theatre research project funded by UI OVPR Jumpstart grant.
The play takes place in a surreal desert world where the environment has been destroyed by a series of actions that were believed to be small and inconsequential. Now, the world’s original inhabitants lead the audience on a quest to repair the environment and create a flourishing new reality. This is a devised process where the research team is building the story, technology, and experience collaboratively. We are seeking performers who are comfortable working in this type of process. Our ideal collaborator will:
Have a movement background
Have a curiosity about performing with technology (motion and facial capture)
Be comfortable with heightened language
Be comfortable improvising with remote audiences who are in the shared VR world
Be adept with youth audiences
Auditions will be submitted as a video upload between May 1 - May 7.