PARADISE


A collaboration between DARKFIELD, LIGHTSHED STUDIO & JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY


We invite you to participate in our programme. It has been designed for you and people like you. Do not be afraid. Our programme is a simulation of what is real. But it is not real. Our staff will guide you and help you to improve your scores. Are you ready to proceed?


PARADISE is a 30 minute two person immersive audio experience for intimate partners in their own home. Part interactive game, part theatrical experience using speech recognition technology, audience members progress through a world of simulated scenarios that explore why we stay together or fall apart.


PLEASE BE AWARE SHOWS ARE 16+ AND EXPLORE THEMES OF INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE.

Experienced through the DARKFIELD Radio app available for Android and iPhone.



ARTISTIC DIRECTORS: David Rosenberg, Glen Neath, Gabo Arora

CREATIVE PRODUCER: Victoria Eyton

PRODUCERS: Barry Pousman, Rachael Turner

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY: Nancy Glass

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, DARKFIELD: Andrea Salazar

WRITER: Glen Neath

SOUND DESIGNER: David Rosenberg

PRODUCTION COORDINATORS: Mario Ruiz

SOUND ASSOCIATE: Anna Sulley

GRAPHIC DESIGNER: Alex Purcell

PERFORMERS: Ike Ononye, Ryan Brannon, Katrina Cleave, Diana Kessler, Kaitlin Reynell, Abi Amara, Nave Bar El, Natasha Edwards, Samya Mohamed Mohamed, Mia Michaud, Ross Matthew Bentley, Dominic Sebastian James, Alyssa J. Donahue, Lanna Joffrey, Manos Koutsis, Walles Hamonde, James Sobol Kelly, Jordan Lillie


Transmissions on Darkfield Radio:

SXSW Festival, Austin, Texas, USA, 13-15 March 2022

New Images Festival, Paris, France, 8-12 June 2022



If you are affected by any of the themes in PARADISE you can contact the following organisations for support:

Refuge UK

https://www.refuge.org.uk

24-Hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0808 2000 247


National Center for Domestic Violence (UK)

https://www.ncdv.org.uk

The National Centre for Domestic Violence specialises in providing free, fast and effective support to survivors of domestic violence and abuse, usually by helping individuals obtain injunctions from their local county court. This free service is provided to everybody, regardless of their financial circumstances, sexual orientation, race, gender, age, political, religious belief or otherwise.

Help includes:

• free injunction service to everybody; injunctions often within 24 hours;

• a large framework of Legal Aid family solicitors throughout the country;

• emergency Non-Molestation and Occupation Orders;

• emergency Prohibited Steps Orders; and

  1. direct links with Local Authorities, health centres, refuges, Women’s Aid Centres and other services.


Citizens Advice Bureau (UK)

https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/family/gender-violence/domestic-violence-and-abuse-getting-help


Women’s Aid (UK)

https://www.womensaid.org.uk/