A NEW VIRTUAL REALITY EXPERIENCE
Lyric Hammersmith, London
My Name is Peter Stillman is a brand new Virtual Reality (VR) experience created by 59 Productions and supported by The Space, inspired by American novelist Paul Auster’s first work, The New York Trilogy. It opened at HOME, Manchester in February 2017 and transferred to the Lyric, Hammersmith in London, alongside the stage production of City of Glass in April 2017.
A telephone rings three times in the dead of night. A man called Peter Stillman is looking to hire a private detective, Paul Auster of the Auster Detective Agency, someone Daniel Quinn is not. This thrilling experience combines hand-drawn animation and cutting edge VR technology to distort the line between reality and fiction, placing audiences at the centre of this experience as the strange and haunting story unfolds. My Name is Peter Stillman is experienced with an Oculus Rift VR headset, in a specially-installed VR booth. It was created to enhance and transform the experience of the theatre goer before and after they take their seats for the show City of Glass, produced by 59 Productions, however, outside of the theatrical adaptation it is a story to be experienced in its own right.
‘The tie in of all the sensory input. Theatre is a two way experience, and so was this. Magnificent.’
‘Loved it all! When the room changed around me! FABULOUS!’
‘Transformative experience. Style of the design was excellent. Loved feeling out of my own body.’
‘I found all the elements fantastic, I was overwhelmed with the visual quality of sound and animation. It evokes a sense of darkness.’
‘City Of Glass’ by Paul Auster
Voice Of Peter Stillman
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