Welcome to Respite
Adapted from IRL Production by Lyndsie Scoggin, Danielle Levesque, Payden Ackerman and Kelley Pierre
Upon visiting your family's home after your mom's passing, you are whisked into a forgotten memory from childhood. Each interaction is as meaningful as it is fascinating when you rediscover your past and delight in the simplicities of being a kid once again.
However, something is not quite right. Perhaps it's the masked tension between your parents. Maybe you are hearing voices that seem to be only in your mind. It could even be that there is a monster hiding in your closet. After all, respite is only temporary when you are at the whim of your own mind.
Welcome home, Alex.
Welcome to Respite is a psychological-thriller that explores the parts of our mind that both help us and haunt us through the lens of a mental illness called Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), formally known as multiple personality disorder. This fictional story allows audience members to step into the shoes of Alex, the main character and Host of the Personality System, as they embark on a surreal journey into a forgotten childhood memory. Participants will encounter some of Alex's alternate personalities, as well as theatrical recreations depicting the symptoms of this disorder.
HOW IT WORKS
Welcome to Respite will be performed live with two actors playing multiple roles. Audiences may attend from anywhere in the world, as long as they have access to a VR headset! Through the magic of VR technology, participants will feel fully immersed into the 3D world.
The production will provide support in getting them into the performance on VR Chat and troubleshooting any technical difficulties. The experience is guided, so participants can expect to be given instructions throughout. To make the most of the experience, audience members who are embodying the primary avatar, Alex, should have their microphones turned ON so that they may speak with any characters they encounter.
We offer TWO experience types:
PREMIUM- There is only ONE premium ticket available for each show time. This audience member will be the primary focus of the experience, playing the role of Alex. Participants in this category can expect a high level of interactivity.
GENERAL- General audiences will serve as passive spectators of Alex's experience, playing the role of the alternate personalities within the personality system. While they will not interact with characters directly, they will be given unique opportunities to interact with and explore the space.
Total Participants: 10
Length: 30-45 minutes
Platform: VR Chat