The Right Way

From Director Daniele Bartolini:

The spectator (one at a time) is invited to take my bed space and ‘fall asleep’ with what are frequently thoughts, visions, fears and uncertainties from my world. Mine, those of a writer/director, an immigrant into a NEW world, always NEW.

This bed is equipped with a VR headset, left alone and once in bed, the visitor “falls down the rabbit hole”. This pre-sleep condition plays a key role: this is the universe the spectator experiences, the moment at which we are about to fall asleep and plan out the next day, the moment at which the artist re-examines ideas in that semi-conscious state in which thoughts are fragmentary and thought associations dense and rapid.

Without taking sides or expressing any sort of judgement, the show illustrates my mental mechanism only.

A coach brings protagonists/spectators rest to an end and restores them to their work responsibilities. It’s time for work now, to act, film… Get the first take.

The spectator/director will be obliged, via the required mediation of the coach, to direct two performers in a delicate scene.

Will they film the scene? How? Or will they decide to break off filming?

Creator and director
Daniele Bartolini

Maddalena Vallecchi Williams, Michele Smith, Dean Gilmour

Project assistant
Michele Andrei

Sets, technical direction and sound design
Matteo Ciardi

Virtual Reality film produced by
Toasterlab and DopoLavoro Teatrale (DLT)

VR video operator, VR technological development and video montage
Ian Garrett

Production director
Thomas L. Mallon

DopoLavoro Teatrale (DLT) and Stazione Utopia

With the support of:
Villa Charities Inc.

Note: Show for one viewer only – interaction with performers. Not suitable for young audience. Nudity on stage. A virtual reality headset will be worn by the audience. The headset will be sanitized at each use