Three weeks ago we announced the Millions of Us Challenge to create and perform a play in Second Life. Tonight is the night and I’m proud (and relieved) to say that folks have risen to the challenge.
As I said originally, the reason we’re doing this is because of how symbolic it is of the entire metaverse movement on so many levels. First and foremost, Second Life is about allowing people to try on different identies. The power of the medium is that it gives us the ability to turn dreams into reality and to share those dreams with others. But almost equally important is that doing a play in Second Life just happens to be very challenging. So tonight will be a celebration of that shared struggle to do things not despite the challenge, but in some cases, because of it. And when you think about it, Second Life itself would not exist if people hadn’t embraced that very same sort of challenge and pushed the envelope.
The show will begin with our feature performance of “From the Shadows”, an original play written by Enjah Mysterio and directed by Osprey Thereian. Following this, we’ll have a more free-form sort of fun where we invite folks to come on stage and tell a joke. We’ll be giving a prize not only to the cast of the play but also to the “Best SL Joke”.
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See you at the theatre! (It’s in the New Globe Theatre in the Millions of Us sim)