Benjamin de Wit

Founder of the VR Days

Benjamin de Wit

Founder of the VR Days
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benjamin@dutchvrdays.nl

Biography

Benjamin de Wit is Founder of the VR Days, a traveling international VR event. Besides his work for the VR Days De Wit works as a freelance Creative Producer and has a fictional VR short in development. De Wit was trained as an actor and worked with the internationally acclaimed Toneelgroep Amsterdam from 2001-2007. Since he has developed several successful businesses, Spot On Agency, agency for actors and Studio Stomp an digital agency. Benjamin de Wit is the driving force behind The Classical Story, a virtual reality experience for classical music. This year he will bring the VR Days to Brazil, US, the Netherlands and Germany. He is on the board of Norma, the Dutch neighbouring rights organization for musicians and actors.

Introduction to the talk

As a former rapper and actor I am passionate about creating performances. It makes total sense to me to step out of the frame, that is why I am so passionate about VR. My journey in developing a project where VR meets theatre resulted in the Dutch VR Days. An event that has a professional as well as a public focus and where new content creation is being initiated. Now we are taking the VR Days abroad creating pieces VR Gesamtkustwerk and spreading the word.

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