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Presenting: Artificial Outings

Spec Theatre is excited to announce our new multimedia podcast project, Artificial Outings: A Virtual Roving Tour!

Join fictional hosts Jane, an inventor, and Barry, a robot, as they explore real places and real stories from a variety of neighbourhoods in Vancouver, BC, in this comedic, scripted, podcast tour.

This series continues and expands upon the Barry and Jane universe first explored in our original play, Artisanal Intelligence.

Part radio play, part documentary, Artificial Outings weaves witty banter and storytelling with local histories and fresh perspectives.

The first season of Artificial Outings will feature 6 different routes around our favourite neighbourhoods in Vancouver, BC.

Barry (played by Drew Carlson) is a sentient, hipster, customer-service robot, and Jane (played by Hannah Everett) is an unemployed entrepreneur and the inventor of Barry.

The show will be available for free in 3 formats:

  • Podcast, available from major podcast streaming platforms
  • 360 Youtube videos, viewable through traditional screens (desktop, laptop, phone, tablet) or through a virtual reality headset (Oculus, Vive, Index, etc.), allowing viewers to view the tour alongside the audio
  • Blogisodes, written transcripts of the episodes available here on our website

Stay tuned for more information!

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