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All Kinds of Limbo featured the ability to show a volumetric-captured, virtual reality performance to 20 users within the Oculus Quest. Nubiya Brandon narrates her experience of being a mixed-race woman in the United Kingdom, and takes a tour through the musical genres of reggae, grime, classical, and calypso as the theatrical staging is shifted through different worlds.

I had a chance to unpack the experience with Brandon as well as Toby Coffey, who is the head of digital development at National Theatre where he runs the immersive storytelling studio. We talk about the evolution of this project, experiential design process, how they designed for large-scale social interactions, and how the National Theatre started an entire publishing arm in order to publish projects like All Kinds of Limbo, which can be heard on Spotify.

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The National Theater collaborated with Accenture Interactive, and here’s a video they produced about All Kinds of Limbo.

Here’s a behind-the-scenes video from the National Theatre

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