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Theatre of the Absurd

is there an happy ending (to the tragedy of the commons)?
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The Project

The Theatre of the Absurd: is there an happy ending (to the tragedy of the commons)? was created by UNESCO-IHP and UN-Water in the framework of the International Year of Water Cooperation 2013. It is a theatrical representation of the world’s surreal, and as yet, unsolved dilemmas surrounding water security, water governance and water cooperation.
This 4-act piece on trusting each other, sharing commons, and ultimately deciding if we are capable of perpetuating our development without endangering the planet was presented for the first time during the 2013 World Water Week in Stockholm.

The Challenge

We have always loved a good challenge and the first project we did for UNESCO was bringing to the table a very massive one. Mixing together forms of communication and exploring new interesting and entertaining ways to get through important messages is one of the things that made us start this business. With the “Theatre of the Absurd: is there an happy ending (to the tragedy of the commons)? we had the opportunity to do just that, putting together an ad-hoc interactive graphic presentation with original video contents, an original soundtrack, the live show and the full script of the theatrical piece while also casting the non-actors for each role. An impressive feat, considering it was done in less than a month.

  • Interactive Presentation
  • Play Script
  • Ad-Hoc Contents
  • Live Show
  • Original Soundtrack

The Client

The United Nations Education Science and Culture Organisation or UNESCO was created in 1945 in order to respond to the firm belief of nations, forged by two world wars in less than a generation, that political and economic agreements are not enough to build a lasting peace. People must rely on the power of intelligence to innovate, expand their horizons and sustain the hope of a new humanism, UNESCO exists to bring this creative intelligence to life; for it is in the minds of men and women that the defences of peace and the conditions for sustainable development must be built.

Key Assets

Graphic Presentation and Visual Identity

All the ingredients that you need to make your average ppt look and feel great: animations, music, videos and interactive graphs.

Live Shows and Events

Each event and live show has it’s difficulties and we make sure that everything runs smoothly, from beginning to end, even in the most stressful settings.

Science Communication Made Easy

Communicating the right messages to your audience in the most incisive and entertaining way is paramount in every business and organization and this is what we are best at.

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