is a new Anglo-Icelandic opera about sexism and shaming on social media, from
the music theatre group Aequitas Collective in collaboration with Folk Opera
#echochamber revolves around four characters and their experiences of Twitter. The audience dives deep into the dark, absurd and funny world of social media and gets to know the boxed in expression of thought in the form of 140 characters.
A screen on the stage will show a live Twitter feed where the audience can impact directly on the narrative through their own tweets. The show is original and unique in its approach, partly based on Jon Ronsons So You've Been Publicly Shamed, as well as using real life stories of online shaming and tweets in a verbatim music theatre technique. It will be performed both in English and Icelandic; translations will be shown on a screen.
#echochamber explores how online communication affects our daily lives. Where do we truly live, online or offline?
Director and writer:
Ingunn Lára Kristjánsdóttir
Composer: Michael Betteridge
Actors: Rosie Middleton, Ísabella Leifsdóttir, Jónína Björt Gunnarsdóttir and Ívar Helgason
Pianist: Matthildur Anna Gísladóttir
Sponsors: The main sponsor of #echochamber is Rannís, the fund of the Icelandic Arts Council, other sponsors include Reykjavik City, The Icelandic Opera and Söngskóli Sigurðar Demetz