“Hummingbird” Performances Scheduled at the Chicago Children’s Theater

March 23rd, 2023 - March 26th, 2023

Categories: Applications, Software, Tele-Immersion, User Groups, Visualization, VR, VR Art, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Design, New Media Arts


“Hummingbird” is coming to the Chicago Children’s Theater March 24-26th. Written by Jo Catell and developed by Daria Tsoupikova, Sai Priya Jyothula, Andrew Johnson, Arthur Nishimoto and Lance Long at EVL, this experience is described as collaborative Virtual Reality (VR) for tele-Immersive interactive theater. “Hummingbird” performances provide the opportunity for people to experience the show in two different ways: as a VR participant wearing a head-mounted display and interacting with the environment, or as an observer watching participants perform!

A gutsy teen has to outsmart her mother’s narcissistic boss and survive dangerous new technology in hummingbird: a live, immersive adventure that transforms theatrical storytelling utilizing cutting-edge, virtual reality technology1

Free Performances: Fri 3/24 @ 6:30pm, Sat 3/25 @ 2:30pm & 4pm, Sun 3/26 @ 2:30pm & 4pm
Recommended For Ages 10 & Up
Run Time:50 minutes

See the Chicago Children’s Theater web posting for more information.

“Hummingbird” performances are made possible with the support from the National Endowment for the Arts grant for art projects, Illinois Arts Council, Electronic Visualization Laboratory (EVL), and the University of Illinois Presidential Initiative to Celebrate the Impact of the Arts.

See https://hummingbirdvr.com/