EP Weekly Roundup 10.7.16

An addition to our regular offerings of interviews, features, and artist commentary, we're posting a weekly roundup of theater from around the world that falls under the realm of investigative, immersive or interactive theater.

Scene from HBOs "Westworld" virtual reality experience now at New York Comic Con. Photo Credit: HBO

There are some big conventions and festivals happening this weekend, including the Future of Storytelling Festival and New York Comic Con. Each has its share of immersive and high-tech offerings. Check out their websites for more details. As always, the weekly roundup isn’t an endorsement, as we’ve not personally seen everything. It’s our way of keeping you in the loop.

IMMERSIVE/INTERACTIVE/SITE-SPECIFIC

fost-fest

 

FoST FEST
October 7-9, 2016
Various NYC locations

Whether the actor-less, theater for one “Temping” by Wolf 359, Live In Theater’s site-responsive neighborhood experiences, The Skin Deep’s intimate question and answer experiment {The And}, Punch Drunk’s epic immersive extravaganza “Sleep No More,” Third Rail Project’s “The Grand Paradise” and “Then She Fell,” or “Hall Pass,” and immersive musical set in an actual high school, the Future of StoryTelling Festival has lots of interactive, immersive, and digital theater on the docket.

GET TICKETS HERE


IMMERSIVE THEATER/VIRTUAL REALITY

westworld

NEW YORK COMIC CON
Javits Center, NYC

If you’ve never been to a Comic Con, it’s a singular immersive experience unto itself. But this year, HBO’s “Westworld” worked with Campfire to create a virtual reality experience at NYCC that extends its immersive digital world into a theatrical immersive booth. Participants meet actors costumed as characters in the television show and guide you to your own VR Westworld experience.

Tickets to the convention are sold out, but maybe if you head down to the Javits Center and befriend an Orion slave girl or a low-rent Thor, you can catch this cool experience. Here’s more from the installation last month at Tech Crunch Disrupt.

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