Traitor – Expanding the Narrative

Pilot Theatre and University of York

Pilot Theatre is an international touring theatre company based in York. Their projects are interactive and participatory: working outside of traditional theatre buildings, they often explore our ongoing and changing relationship with technology.

Traitor has emerged from a sell-out immersive theatre production in early 2017 to a two-player experience that combines VR, video and live action. A thriller that deals with themes of citizenship, ethics and surveillance, it places the gamers at the centre of the story.

With funding from XR Stories, Pilot and the University of York will explore how VR and interactive technology can combine to create a truly unique creative performance. VR is the perfect medium for Traitor, taking the original production and transforming it into something uniquely immersive.