M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2020: Café Sarajevo by bluemouth inc (Canada)
Café Sarajevo is an immersive theatrical experience exploring the borders that divide and unite us, within the framework of a live podcast.
Café Sarajevo follows our protagonist, Lucy Simic, on a journey of self-discovery, as she travels to her father’s birthplace, Bosnia. Along the way, we explore divided cities and the notion of “human nature”, asking the question: What causes a nation to divide, and begin to hate the very people and culture that it used to see as its own? As we explore this question, we create intimate moments with story, dance, games, music and video, and perhaps most significantly, by casting audience-participants as characters in the story.
Similar to an ambulatory audio-guided tour, when audience-participants arrive for the performance they are given a headset which delivers audio over Radio Frequency and a pair of cardboard goggles, which display 360° video.