Brendan Bradley’s ‘Reprogram Me‘, a dream-pop immersive experience between VR and live theater

It's a one-of-a-kind experience that lets people see themselves in the driver's seat
10th July 2022

By Elle B

What if a Disney movie came to life for a moment and interacted with the audience perfectly. A flawless blend of Broadway, games, pop, and comedy bliss. Forward-thinking artist Brendan Bradley presents ‘Reprogram Me‘ (Workshop Cast Recording, Non-Player Character The Musical). A dream-pop tune taken from a live, interactive musical in web-based virtual reality, available to anyone can attend on their web browser. Brendan Bradley’s project is a weird & wonderful immersive experience between VR filming and live theater.

Non-playable characters in video games can witness tragic events and respond with feelings of sadness, anger or grief. They may show their response to the death of a protagonist by entering virtual worlds that represent each stage (represented as five virtual worlds).

Mixing VR with performance in organic ways that transcend any experience currently on the market, audiences can feel like they’re truly at the center of the action by combining immersive VR filming and live theater.

It’s a one-of-a-kind experience that lets people see themselves in the driver’s seat. It’s hard to imagine what it would be like to see a live performance in VR, but this project will show you what it feels like. It’ll offer those who don’t have a VR headset the ability to still do so.

“This is a perfect anthem – says Bradley – for video games and shows tunes playlists along with mental health awareness”.