Grandpa Nunu

Chat with Orlando's grandpa

See that older gentleman on the bench over there? That’s Grandpa Nunu. If you go up to him and say, “Hi, Grandpa Nunu,” he’ll talk with you as though you’re a member of the family. You can talk about anything you like. What you say may be fact or fiction, it doesn’t matter.

If someone is already talking with Grandpa Nunu, you can wait until they finish or you can join in the conversation. When you’re ready to leave, just say “I’ve got to go, Grandpa Nunu,” and you can be on your way.

Cost:          Free
Content:    Appropriate for all ages

What is this?

This is an interactive performance experience in which you are invited to play as a co-creator. You are welcome too make things up or speak the truth.

Why is this being done?

The Grandpa Nunu project is all about building and celebrating the Orlando community through a process of creative fictional play.

Who is behind this?

This is a project of the Interactive PlayLab, an organization committed to research, development, and education in the field of interactive performance.

What is interactive performance?

Interactive performance is any experience where audience members become co-creators of the story.

Who is the performer?

Grandpa Nunu is played by Jeff Wirth. He has consulted for Cirque du Soleil, Disney Imagineering, Blue Man Group, and Meow Wolf. He also teaches interactive performance and knows how to make it easy for anyone to play.

Is this safe?

Jeff has been fingerprinted and passed the State of Florida level 2 background check in accordance with federal and state laws. Eligibility to work with minors has been determined by the Florida Department of Children and Families. The background check is on file with the Orlando Family Stage.

Grandpa Nunu landing page