Super Awesome World
A long time ago in a soulless chasm deeper than space and time itself, the Darkness stirred, stretched its poisonous form and flexed its claws.
At the same time in a bedroom at the end of the universe, a great warrior tossed, whimpered and gripped the ancient shield of Duvet tighter.
At 10 years old, Amy was master of the Nintendo Entertainment System. She saved kingdoms and rescued princesses on a daily basis. She was a hero: a defender of peace and justice; a protector of worlds! Until she grew up. And suddenly gaming seemed like a waste of time. A pursuit for people with too much time on their hands.
Super Awesome World sees Amy stepping back into the immersive world of gaming to embark on a quest for good mental health. But she cannot succeed alone – she needs your help. Are you up to the challenge?
Super Awesome World is a brand new autobiographical show about video games that invites the audience to join Amy Conway as allies in her fight against depression. A performance that explores, through the prism of gaming, what depression is like and what it is like to fight it. The show will ask the audience to become Amy's fellow adventurers in an interactive experience that asks difficult questions and quests for elusive sparks of joy in the deep dark multi-user dungeons of the soul.
Recommended age 12+ A show for adults, teenagers and anyone that has ever battled the darkness inside.
Written and performed by Amy Conway
With direction, sound and video design by Rob Jones
Produced and production managed by Sarah Wilson for RiotBox Productions
The project has been developed with support from Tron Labs at the Tron Theatre, Platform and the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival.
Super Awesome World is touring in 2018. See here for more information, reviews and to book tickets.