THE EMPATHY EXPERIMENT 2.0
"An example of why we so desperately need to campaign for the survival of the arts."
In 2019, Canadian poet Rose Condo created The Empathy Experiment, asking if empathy was facing extinction because of our addictions to mobile devices. Rose won Best Spoken Word Show at the 2019 Greater Manchester Fringe, received critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe, and was shortlisted for Best Spoken Word Show at the 2020 Saboteur Awards.
And then … the world changed.
And soon … Rose’s relationship with her phone completely changed.
Rose brings a revised version of the show to live audiences. Still a careful blend of poetry and prose, The Empathy Experiment 2.0 now looks different in a post-pandemic climate. In this one-hour performance, Rose explores new questions about our relationship with – and to – technology in this modern age.
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PRAISE FOR THE EMPATHY EXPERIMENT:
"One of the most interesting, informative, amusing & occasionally, poignant pieces of theatre I've seen in a long time" Fringe Review
"A charming, thought-provoking and clever production" She-Wolf Reviews
"One of the many hidden gems that the Fringe is all about" Everything Theatre
"Her poetic storytelling is the highlight of the show'" The Feminist Fringe
"Masterfully presented" + "highly entertaining" Number 9
"She models true empathy'" Three Weeks
"The show's a delight" North West End
"A relevant & enthralling piece of work" The Reviews Hub
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With funding from Arts Council England , Rose developed The Empathy Experiment in collaboration with artists Dominic Berry, Kirsten Luckins, Victoria Firth, Kate Morton and Eleonora Rosca, and with support from the Lawrence Batley Theatre, Square Chapel Arts Centre, the Brewery Arts Centre, and Harrogate Theatre.