Loveseat, a theatrical comedy VR experience, will be taking place on the social VR platform High Fidelity, with performances running from Aug. 27th to Sept. 7th, 2019. According to Eventbrite description:
Join the virtual audience in a ground-breaking theatrical VR experience.
Loveseat is a virtual reality comedy making its World Premiere at the 76th Venice International Film Festival and will be the first ever live play performed simultaneously to virtual and real world audiences.
The story: Two lonely, ordinary people are drawn into a reality show competition to win the love of a Perfect Partner (who looks an awful lot like an empty chair).
Part-story, part-interaction between virtual and real worlds, the actors perform simultaneously in front of a live audience in Venice and a virtual audience from around the world, connected thanks to the social VR platform, High Fidelity.
We hope you’ll join us for an hour of interactive, immersive VR theater starting August 27th.
Well, it is nice to know that High Fidelity has not completely abandoned its events programming! Mind you, this was probably all set up well in advance of the company’s abrupt pivot away from the consumer market and the shut-down of almost all of its event programming in April 2019. So this might be the last such event of its type in High Fidelity for quite some time. Although there is still an events calendar on their official website, it’s noticeably lacking the big-ticket events which the pre-pivot HiFi was known for, such as the FUTVRE LANDS Festival last November.
Loveseat is a production of Double Eye Studios of New York. This show grew out of Alive in Plasticland‘s one and a half years of experimentation with live actors in VR and involves their largest team of professional improv artists yet. Agile Lens, a New York VR/AR/XR creative studio, designed the theater, props, and lighting for Loveseat, according to a tweet about this production by Alex Coulombe, who is the creative director and co-founder of Agile Lens.
See you there! You can book tickets via Eventbrite, using your High Fidelity username.