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National Theatre Wales
In Your Pocket

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Building on our track record in digital innovation, NTW has been working with digital performance pioneers Blast Theory to develop a new theatre production on your phone: an app that mixes gaming and storytelling.

Karen is a life coach and she’s happy to help you work through a few things in your life. When you begin, she asks you some questions about your outlook on the world to get an understanding of you.

As the story unfolds and she gets to know you, she gets more and more curious. She seems to know things about you that she shouldn’t. Where is this going to end?

Blast Theory makes interactive artworks that invite you to question your place in society. Renowned internationally as one of the most adventurous artists’ groups creating groundbreaking new forms of performance and interactive art that mixes audiences across the internet, live performance and digital broadcasting. Led by Matt Adams, Ju Row Farr and Nick Tandavanti, the group’s work explores the social and political aspects of technology. Drawing on popular culture and games, the work often blurs the boundaries between the real and the fictional.

Karen is a new work by Blast Theory, developed in partnership with National Theatre Wales, and co-commissioned by The Space and 539 Kickstarter backers. Karen has been developed with support from the Mixed Reality Lab at the University of Nottingham, and in collaboration with Dr Kelly Page.

Karen is now live and ready for you to download.

To take part, just search 'Karen by Blast Theory' and download the free Karen App from the App store NOW.
Join our Community group HERE to share your experiences with Karen

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