We're very excited that that User Not Found will be part of the upcoming Traverse Festival programme at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this August, at Jeelie Piece Café. You can find more details about the Traverse Festival and the full programme here.
We've previewing the production at PUSLE Festival at the New Wolsey in Ipswich, The Last Word Festival at London's Roundhouse soon at Departure Lounge at Derby Theatre. In October we will tour the UK. Click here for all of our tour dates.
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.
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
Directed by Daphna Attias
Writing by Chris Goode
Performed by Terry O'Donovan
Creative Technology Design by Marmelo
Lighting & Set Design by Zia Bergin-Holly
Composition & Sound Design by Yaniv Fridel
Video Design by Preference Studio
Access Development & Captioning by Sophie Gunn
Costume Design & Design Assistance by Alessia Mallardo
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, South Street, The New Wolsey Theatre, Roundhouse London & Stone Nest.
The project is funded by IMAF, AHRC, Cockayne - Grants for the Arts & The London Community Foundation, The Wellcome Trust Public Engagement Fund & Arts Council England.