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Draw Me Close Blends VR and Live Theatre to Make Magic #TribecaFilmFestival

via The Civilians

…the new installation “Draw Me Close” from Canadian playwright and director Jordan Tannahill, with support from the National Theatre (NT) and National Film Board of Canada (NFB), offers a physical environment that connects with the story in the HTC Vive headset.

But unlike other VR experiences trying to meld physical and digital, “Draw Me Close” offers a live actor who plays the author’s mother. You step into an illustrative representation of Tannahill’s boyhood home and relive a moment from his childhood. You hold mom’s hand as she guides you through the shag-carpeted house you feel beneath your bare feet. His mother fights cancer and an abusive husband.

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