“Hummingbird” immersive virtual reality play workshop held at EVL
"Hummingbird" immersive virtual reality play workshop held at EVL
Workshop performances of “Hummingbird” were held at UIC’s Electronic Visualization Laboratory (EVL) June 18- 20. The Hummingbird project is a collaboration between UIC and the Goodman Theatre that blends virtual reality storytelling and performance, with the goal of encouraging stronger theatrical engagement with tech-savvy younger generation audiences. It is an immersive play developed by Daria Tsoupikova, professor in the school of design, Jo Cattell, an award-winning theater director, and members of the EVL, including Andrew Johnson, interim director and director of research. A theatrical premiere is planned for this fall.