Katie Day

Katie Day

Katie is the Artistic Director of The Other Way Works, developing work where theatre meets new technologies with the aim of creating magical, immersive experiences. TOWW integrates games, technology and immersive experiences with site-specific performance. In this role she develops new concepts and directs the creative processes and productions.

In collaboration with (BOM Fellow) John Sear she developed and toured (in 2019) the pioneering immersive production ‘A Moment of Madness’. 

Katie is also a (remote) resident of Watershed’s Pervasive Media Studio, a regular speaker at conferences and events, a visiting lecturer, and a producer of professional development programmes.

An interview about her work with The Other Way Works for the Hack Circus Podcast can be found here – https://hackcircuspodcast.com/2019/07/03/katie-day-making-innovative-theatre/

In 2020-21, with The Other Way Works, Katie is developing a new production: ‘Afterlife’.

If you could only take one memory with you into eternity, what would it be?

Afterlife is inspired by the 1998 Japanese film ‘After Life’ by Hirokazu Kore-eda, in which the recently departed are challenged to select just one memory of their whole life to bring with them into eternity. 

Weaving Japanese philosophy into cognitive neuroscience, Afterlife aims to offer an enlightening yet playful encounter with memory within a unique interactive format. Participants will choose one memory to take with them into the afterlife – in doing so discover what they value most in life. The final production will be a ground-breaking residential immersive theatre and creative retreat experience.