What’s New in Fine Arts? (Spring Term)

Part of: Deans’ Lunchtime Lecture Series

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The Disembodied Stage: Blending Virtual Reality and Theatre

Kevin Kerr, BA, Department of Writing, UVic

Friday, Jan. 24: 12:30 to 1:45pm

Kevin Kerr is a playwright and founding member of Vancouver’s Electric Company Theatre with whom he’s collaborated on the creation of more than a dozen full-length productions, including Brilliant!, Studies in Motion and Tear the Curtain! He received the Governor General’s Literary Award for Unity (1918), which has received over 100 productions across Canada and around the world. Other plays include Skydive, Spine, The Remittance Man, Secret World of Og, and The Night’s Mare. He co-wrote the feature film adaptation of The Score for CBC Television and collaborated with Visual Artist Stan Douglas on his interactive immersive experience Circa 1948, produced by the NFB. His latest project is a suite of Virtual Reality Installations that accompany Electric Company Theatre’s newest production The Full Light of Day. He lives with his family as visitors on Lək̓ʷəŋən territory and teaches playwriting and screenwriting at the University of Victoria’s Department of Creative Writing. 

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