We're very excited to announce that User Not Found will be part of the upcoming Traverse Festival programme at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this August, at Jeelie Piece Café. User Not Found will be our Fringe debut
You can find more details about the Traverse Festival and the full programme here.
6th June (18.30): PULSE Fringe Festival, New Wolsey Ipswich
3rd & 4th July (17.00 & 19.45): Roundhouse London
20th July (13.45 & 17.30): Departure Lounge Festival, Derby Theatre
3rd - 26th August: Traverse Festival, Jeelie Piece Cafe, Edinburgh
Further tour dates will be announced very soon...
Created by Daphna Attias, Terry O'Donovan & Chris Goode
In collaboration with Marmelo Digital
It’s the moment of your death.
There’s a magic button.
Do you delete your entire online legacy?
Or do you keep it – and leave the choice for someone else?
USER NOT FOUND is about our digital lives after we die. Our new play, created with pioneering theatre-artist Chris Goode, is performed in cafés across the country, where you’ll be handed a smartphone and a pair of headphones. Become a fly-on-the-wall to peer into the life of a man who is faced with keeping or deleting. A story of contemporary grief unfolds through this intimate, funny performance that gently interrrogages our need for connection.
We're currently in script development, alongside building a platform for the audience to go on a digital journey. Sophie Gunn, our Access Associate, is developing a captioned script that will be embedded into the smartphones that audiences receive for the performance.
As part of this project, we have partnered with Professor Lib Taylor of the Univesrity of Reading, who is researching the use of social media within immerseive performance. An AHRC-funded project, is is a collaboration between ourselves, Univerity of Reading's Film, Theatre & Television Dept, Marmelo and John Troyer at University of Bath's Centre for Death & Society. There will be opportunities to take part in workshops around digital ownership, legacy and identity as this strand of the project develops. You can keep up to date with the research project here.
Created by Daphna Attias & Terry O'Donovan
Writing by Chris Goode
Performed by Terry O'Donovan
Creative Technology Design by Marmelo Digital
Lighting & Set Design by Zia Bergin-Holly
Sound Design by Yaniv Fridel
Video Design by Preference Studio
Access Development by Sophie Gunn
Technical Stage Managers Tom Clutterbuck & Philippa Mannion
User Not Found is the recipient of In Good Company's mid-career artist commission and was developed with the support of ArtsDepot's Creative Residencies, Southbank Centre, University of Reading, Roundhouse London & Stone Nest.
The project is funded by IMAF, AHRC, Wellcome Trust & Arts Council England.