On our first date,
Jose told me about his work-in-progress virtual reality game,
a game about overcoming physical separation, inspired by his own
experience of forced immigration from Venezuela.
By his design, players set out to connect to something they love from afar.
What was clear to me, in that moment, was that he was turning his grief into
an adventure for the world to play.
Building a journey to hope in the face of incomprehensible loss.
What I couldn’t yet see is that I would soon have to take that journey myself.
So I embarked on the adventure.
And I took a trip through his game.
is a Zoom-native performance by Julie Piñero.
A true story that weaves together standup comedy, live music and a virtual reality experience.