Vista is a work in development exploring questions of health and environment, how towns and cities are planned and evolve, and the people and forces that influence these processes. It is an app-guided journey, a series of dialogues, and an attempt at a wide view of a situation, knowing that every view is selective and necessarily incomplete. Overlaying conversations, each with their own integrity and constraints, Vista asks audiences to consider some important civic questions: In what ways to our social structures impede or enhance our personal health? What does it mean to truly belong to a place? How does our movement in a city reflect our social status? To what degree does a city’s relationship to its natural environment inform its general ‘health?’ How are things like town planning, economic and social structures, related to health?
Vista grew from a series of interviews with health and planning professionals in Nova Scotia and Devon, England. It will premiere in September at the International Agatha Christie Festival in Torquay, England. This alpha test is an experiment with a GPS-driven phone app that guides audience members to locations where recorded content is unlocked. It’s a first attempt at finding the dramaturgy of in-app audio paired with a journey to real-world locations.
Created by Zuppa Theatre Co. with James Tyson
Written by Kate Cayley
App Developer Andrew Burke