Host Luisa Lyons chats with Brendan Bradley, actor, director, producer, “scrappy story-teller,” and pioneer in VR theatre.
In this episode, we explore the world of making digital theatre — seeing technology as an aid storytelling instead of a threat, doing theatre as an “elder millennial”, thinking of digital theatre as puppetry, diving into the extraordinary theatre/lecture piece Future Stages, how TikTok is changing how we view the process of creating theatre, and more!
Brendan Andolsek Bradley is a multi-award winning actor and creator, known internationally as "America's Scrappy Storyteller" with 100+ film and television credits, 50M+ views online, opposite some of the biggest stars in the world. He is a leader in live theater in virtual reality, establishing The Innovation Lab at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, co-founded The 5th Wall Forum, and is the Artistic Director of #OnBoardXR, which has supported and monetized 50+ artists around the world to bring their creative practice into web-based virtual reality. His first VR play, Jettison, was a Finalist for The Producer Guild of America's Innovation Award and he has performed live virtual reality across 3 continents, staring in the multi-award winning VR projects Welcome To Respite, Gumball Dreams and Non-Player Character. You can find Brendan and contact him on all platforms under the handle @brendanAbradley.