We present the demo version of BERTIE, the Work in Progress of a theatrical show where a group of performers play a video game, designed specifically for the project, which connects several theater rooms, and several performers, in a network, simultaneously and in real time , using VR Glasses technology.

BERTIE is a networked VR experience for multiple player-performers. In an apocalyptic virtual environment polluted by mountains of digital refuse and inhabited by abandoned characters, players must navigate this techno-melancholic territory together as they face the notions of legacy, orphanhood, waste…

artistic direction Rita Barbosa co-creation Maria Inês Marques, Rita Barbosa and Rui Lima original concept Jorge Quintela, Rui Lima and Rita Barbosa script João Abreu, Maria Inês Marques and Rita Barbosa writing contributions Maria Leite performers João Abreu, Maria Leite e Mauro Hermínio voice over Annie Kleinhesselink and Camila Kleinhesselink Agante music and sound effects Jorge Quintela, Rui Lima e Sérgio Martins lighting designer Cárin Geada screenographer Kerr Holden VR technical team/ coordinator, technical director Fábio da Silva Fernandes VR technical team/modelling, implementation/programming Augusto César Faria Castro, Rodrigo Torres VR technical team/VR programming, streaming Ana Rita Maia Silva 3D animation André Silva video, light and sound technical team Francisco Campos e Renato Marino production Nuno Eusébio and Maria Inês Marques project management Pé de Cabra, Lda, el-Hey, Lda financial management António Selas financial support República Portuguesa | Direção-Geral das Artes, Criatório 2022, Fundo Cultural SPA-AGECOP co-production Rivoli . Campo Alegre - Teatro Municipal do Porto, Circuito – Serviço Educativo Braga Media Arts co-production residency O Espaço do Tempo, CAMPUS Paulo Cunha e Silva supports mala voadora, Palmilha Dentada, Casa Brava


January 2 to 15 ‧ mala voadora (residency)

November 8 ‧ mala voadora (preview)