Pieces of You, Pieces of Me
It's 2043 and you are the lucky winner of a free ticket for a futuristic behavioural training session. Explore our science-fictional “personality upgrade program” and enjoy a playful, yet insightful little adventure about identity. Will you discover a new bit of yourself?
Pieces of you, pieces of me is a group participatory experience for up to 15 people. It was developed in fall 2015 as the project work of a team of students in the pilot “Participatory Storytelling – Design and Production” short course at the Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts. In a theatre studio carefully set and lighted to resemble a futuristic research parlor, you will have the chance to walk through a science-fictional “personality upgrade program” and enjoy a playful, yet insightful little adventure. The underlying theme is identity, and the way it is socially built: explore our exercises and let them help you discover a bit of yourself!
In a near future where personality upgrade trainings have become a much sought-after thrill, you will impersonate one of the lucky winners of a complimentary run of company “Ctrl-Z” latest and most luxurious program. As the saying goes, such programs enable people to become much more aware and effective in their daily life. On the due date you show up at the company’s premises with your Golden Ticket, eager to find out what riches lie in wait for you inside Ctrl-Z’s lab.
What is a participatory experience?
A participatory experience is all about exploring the playground and taking ownership of your actions in it. The fictional setting will provide a playground for interaction, the rest is in your hands. Actors and things in the set are there for you to creatively play with them. Such an experience is best enjoyed with an active and curious attitude, exploring your possibilities for self-expression without taking anything for granted.
We are a team of students in the 2015/16 semester “Participatory Storytelling – Design and Production” short course at the Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts.
Magnar Grønvik Müller (Norway) - Creative lead
Carl Nordblom (Sweden) - Production lead
Cecilia Dolk (Sweden) - Costumes and Set Design
Maury Brown (USA) - Host and casting
Pierpaolo Vittoria (Italy) - Communication