Digital Meets Theatre: Next stage of Trumpet adaptation

Project partners: Vanitas Arts, Diva Creative, the University of Bradford and Sheffield Hallam University 

Diva Creative is a Sheffield-based agency, passionate about using marketing and digital communication to change lives. Diva Creative’s mission is to work with clients to make a real difference to society. Drawing on the creative digital skills of the company, and building their repertoire of skills and client base, this research and development project will contribute to an ongoing immersive digital performance that has the theme of inclusion at its core.

Diva Creative work in collaboration with Vanitas Arts, and Director Amanda Huxtable on their project, Trumpet. Trumpet, a performance project based on the book by Jackie Kay, combines digital art with theatre, music, dance and poetry. It challenges black cultural stereotypes in Yorkshire. Trumpet tells the story of jazz musician Joss Moody who, upon death, is discovered to have been raised female. Exploring grief, loss, love, identity, sexuality and family, this is an important outreach project.

To extend the project’s research and skills around immersive technology, the team will also test projection mapping of their digital and media assets by using a second screen during performance. The audience will be invited to upload live content as the piece is performed.


Categories: Performance, Technology