Location: Belgrade / Trondheim
Authors: Elena Perez, Anders Lovlie, Bogdan Spanjevic
Imagine playing theatre as if it was a game – with the city streets as the stage and the arena. You are the actor; the city is the audience. What will you do?
This game was played simultaneously in Belgrade and Trondheim, in AvantGaarden Theatre and is actually a participative street performance enabled and moderated using mobile phones. Random Friends is a hybrid form, between digital and theatrical, that connects two teams on the North and South of the Europe – solving tasks together in real time on the streets of their cities. This project challenges traditional notions of theatre, spectatorship, and participation.