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DocLab Live: Bloodless – Guided by the Ghost of a Korean Sex Worker 25 Nov 2017 at 17:00

Special presentation on VR installation Bloodless, in which director Gina Kim and guests discuss the influence of American military presence on the South Korean people since 1956.

DocLab Live: Order, Chaos and Everything 21 Nov 2017 at 20:00

Join Jonathan Harris on a secular pilgrimage: from physical reality to the chaos of YouTube, and a digital simulation of consciousness.

Industry Session: Making VR Work for Audiences 20 Nov 2017 at 10:00

Zillah Watson, Commissioning Editor for Virtual Reality at the BBC, on how to make VR work for audiences.

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Micha Wertheim

Stand-up comedian, writer and satirist.

Micha Wertheim is a Dutch stand-up comedian and satirist. After finishing his MA in Cultural Sciences Micha Wertheim moved to Amsterdam and started working as a freelance radio producer, writer and comedian. He became a member of the Amsterdam based Dutch comedy collective Comedytrain in 1998. Playing regularly in Amsterdam comedy theatre Toomler he developed rapidly, and soon after won first prize in the prestigious ‘Leids Cabaret Festival’. This award resulted in his first one man show in 2005 that was received well and, like all his following shows was broadcast on Dutch National television. Off stage Wertheim writes a weekly satire for Vrij Nederland magazine.

In 2016, Micha performed an experiment that made theatre history: he wasn’t physically present onstage but actually somewhere else. The audience wasn’t aware of this in advance, though they did get a hint in the form of a pre-recorded “live” radio interview from a remote studio. “I see my audience as my children,” Wertheim says in this interview. “You have to educate them, and that’s what I’ve been doing for the past 15 years. At first you have to constantly be there watching them, but there comes a time when you have to trust them to get on with it without you.”

Profile details

Based in: The Netherlands

Field of expertise

Writer and Comedian

Official Website

http://www.michawertheim.nl/