New York

New York2018-10-01T22:41:45+00:00

Project Description

Independent Candidate is a street game designed for the bi-annual theatre festival Performing the World. The game took satire to a new level with a humorous look at the election process and political propaganda. Players acted as independent Presidential candidates in the USA. The candidates connected with passers-by on 42nd street, in the very heart of Manhattan, to promote their political programs, as well as collect votes and campaign funding. Everything they did was broadcast via a special mobile app on Facebook. Players online where able to vote for their favorite candidates using this popular social media platform. The strong integration with social media enabled us to attract an online audience from all over the world that participated in real time.