Theatree is an interactive theatrical experience on the life of a tree, where you can play as the almighty Kage Okami, a godlike character that can use the power of shadows. Every shadow you cast on the screen has a consequence on the life of the tree and the ecosystem around it. At the very end of the experience, the participant will receive a bonus from the shadow tree as a gesture of gratitude—a seed bomb(A tool of guerrilla gardening) so that they can actualize the experience of growing a plant in real life.
Theatree is a family fun event hosted by Kuan Xu and open to public, in order for public to acknowledge the event , Kuan posted the event on websites such as Eventbrite and Facebook.
In-Depth Description of the Project
Before the experience, the participants were asked to master five shadow puppetry gestures, which they will use during the experience to help the tree thrive. for instance, the sign of rain nourish the tree and make it grows, and the sign of bird drives away all the infestation.
During the experience, the participants will perform shadow puppetry gestures on the projected screen to interact with the shadow tree.
At the very end of the experience, the participant will receive a gift from the shadow tree as a gesture of gratitude. The gift is the tool of guerrilla gardening—a seed bomb so that the participant can actualize the experience of growing a plant in real life.