Generation ZX(X)

Generation ZX(X) brought together performance, historical accounts, oral histories and developer interviews, video and arcade games, and live music. It was structured as a four-part experience: a promenade performance, a play party, a film projection, and a musical performance. The event took place on the 4th May 2018, in Camperdown Park, and at the JTC…

Tales of Monstrous InTent

Tales of Monstrous InTent is a collaborative, survival horror tent experience by Smash It Open And See What’s Inside. The game and installation were designed during Global Game Jam 2018, at Abertay University Dundee by Lynn Parker, Danny Parker, Alex Pass and Mona Bozdog. Winner Choice Award, IGDA Dundee Play Party 2018.

Ola De La Vida

  A social game by “Smash it Open and See What’s Inside”.   Ola De La Vida invites you and two friends to form the ‘wave of life.’ Using your bodies, together you must tilt, wiggle and wobble each part of the wave of life to help roll colourful digital piñata safely across. Ola De La…

Inchcolm Project, 2016

Two men found refuge on an island. You accompany them on their journeys of atonement and, as you walk alongside them, you discover the islands, their stories and perhaps find yourself making peace as you go along. Part of an applied collaborative PhD investigating the connections between performance and video games, Inchcolm Project is a…

Lost in Transition, 2014-2015

“Lost in Transition – written and directed by Mona Bozdog (from Romania), performed by Nikoletta Thoma (from Greece) – comes when immigration is a flashpoint for social and political schism. In a long, thin room in the Arches basement – the floor taped into a hopscotch bed, the set a scattering of furniture – Thoma…

TV for DUMMIES. A Performance for 100 Remote-Controls, 2011-2012

The performance questions the dynamics between audience and television. Who influences who? Who leads? Who drives? Who manipulates? Do you like violence? A performance for 100 remote-controls blends three interconnected axis: the story, the video installation and the audience participation through voting via remote control. A complex personal drama, the disappearing of an eight year…

ZERO dB, 2012

zero tolerance/ zero ethics/ zero affect   ZERO DECIBELs @ Teatrul Foarte Mic (Very Little Theatre, Bucharest), 2012 A socio-fonic performance by Ioana Paun. A different type of empathy awaits as you catch a glipse of the thoughts of three Deaf characters: a boy who wants to dance, a yound man who is made to…

Research and Publications

PUBLICATIONS 2020           Bozdog, M. & Galloway, D. (in press) Performing Walking Sims: from Dear Esther to Inchcolm Project. Journal of Gaming and Virtual Worlds. 2019             Bozdog, M., & Galloway, D. (2019). Worlds at our fingertips: reading (in) What Remains of Edith Finch. Games and Culture. https://doi.org/10.1177/1555412019844631…

About me

Mona Bozdog graduated from a MLitt in Playwriting and Dramaturgy at Glasgow University (2013) and is currently working on an applied collaborative PhD (Abertay University, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, National Theatre of Scotland) where she is researching the connections between video games and immersive, site-specific performance. Her staged work in Romania includes: Zero Db (The…