“Play, vote, choose and build the best of all worlds with us.”
Sofia is 17 years old and one day she gets out of bed and discovers that the air outside the house is unbreathable and the earth is sick. Someone buried poisons in the field behind her house and the health of her small ecosystem is at risk. However, the girl does not allow herself to be paralyzed by fear and decides to investigate the origin of this environmental disaster. What she will discover during her investigation will test her certainties by opening the way to a moral dilemma that sheds light on an uncovered nerve in our society: does the interest of the community come first or that of the individual? What are we willing to give up to get to the bottom of what we believe is right? Sofia, like all heroes, has a road paved with trials but can count on the support of two trusted companions, her friend Chen and a pastry chef uncle who stuffs her with sugar. But the essential sidekick, the active accomplice of every choice of the protagonist is the audience in the room. The best of all worlds is an interactive show that involves the audience in the construction of a story with many languages: the fast language of mobile applications, the contemporary one of the environmental issue, the playful one of role-playing games and the ancient one of natural philosophy.
First show proposed on Twitch, The best of all worlds was broadcasted live from the Teatro Testori in Forli on Friday 30 April at 9.00 pm.
Given the acceleration of the connectivity process, the production, first planned as a classical show in presence, was in fact adapted to be usable online on Twitch and reach that audience of young and very young people – often alien to the world of theater – without the mediation of teachers and parents.
The involvement of two very popular influencers on Instagram was fundamental in the design and promotion process: Victor Lazlo and Teresa Agovino helped to report the appointment online to their contacts by following him and interacting during the live broadcast.
The guiding thread and frame of the project is the environmental issue and the desire to sensitize viewers and spectators on the severity of the climate emergency we are experiencing. For this purpose those who want to can join the campaign of the non-profit Tree Planted with 1 euro; they will plant a tree for each donation received.
Cast | CAMILLA BERARDI, MICHELE DI GIACOMO
Video Design | CUGEENO BENATTI
Assistant Director | CHIARA SARCONA
Ludologist | ANDREA LIGABUE with the advice of GAME SCIENCE RESEARCH CENTER and UniMoRe Technical direction | BOGDAN TUDOSE
Consulting and streaming design | FRANCESCO RICCARDI, EMANUELA FEDERICO