David is an award-winning XR creator, crafting interactive experiences across real and virtual spaces using theatrical techniques and immersive technology. His pioneering work with live performance in VR has appeared at festivals and conferences worldwide. An experienced actor and director, he has devised and performed theatrical work internationally. He is currently a research fellow with XR Stories at the University of York consulting on XR technology for live performance and theatre.
About the talk
Adopting new technology for theatrical storytelling presents exciting opportunities and unique challenges. As the theatre companies of Play On begin planning their next productions, let’s step back from the technologies themselves and talk about how we work with them. Using examples from his own work with virtual reality theatre, David will share how he integrated XR technologies into his creative practice, and what he’s learned from helping other theatre artists engage with VR. He’ll discuss the dynamic between technology and your creative vision, what happens when the tech breaks, and important considerations for the audience experience.