With this production, I’m venturing into new, fertile territory. Immersive & its close cousin Interactive theater has tremendous potential. In the case of "J & K 1965" it has the potential to give audiences an up-close look at drug addiction.
London's National Theatre and the National Film Board of Canada helped facilitate Jordan Tannahill's virtual reality story "Draw Me Close," which debuted at Tribeca Film Festival's Storyscapes.
"Years ago as an audience member, I was the one shushing people if they made what I considered too much noise. I worried about what I wore and glared at people who texted during shows. Now I go to the theater and all I can see is what an inhospitable environment we have created." - Larissa FastHorse
With its current productions of "Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme" in Dublin and "Quietly" in New York, the Abbey Theatre mines Irish history to pose universal questions about human violence.
"I've never wanted Elastic City to institutionalize in a way where we're beholden to anyone — I see it like a small record label or an indie press— it's always been a project with a focus to produce rigorous work and get it out there directly to the public." - Todd Shalom, Elastic City artistic director
Campaign Office is a new physical and digital installation where would-be candidates can self-nominate for President of the United States. Visitors are invited to launch their campaign by recording an announcement speech, generated automatically from 2016 campaign speeches, and filing paperwork necessary to be an official candidate for president.
Lifejacket Theatre Artistic Director Travis Russ describes the process of creating a play about the enigmatic writer and artist Edward Gorey.
Carlo D'Amore, Creative Director of the Drama Desk-nominated Live in Theater, discusses the very personal inspiration for his company's new interactive and immersive show, "The Trial of Typhoid Mary."
Jack Cummings III, Artistic Director of the Transport Group, reflects on the process of developing his company's show "Three Days to See" from the writings of Helen Keller. It played at New York Theater Workshop during the summer of 2015.
Micharne Cloughley reflects on the Civilians' season as the first-ever theater company-in-residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, for which she wrote the play "The Way They Live."
In May of 2015, Jennie Hahn of Maine's Open Waters performance collaborative launched a multi-year investigation into the Penobscot River. She invited writer Cory Tamler to help launch the project, which will inform a performance event in 2017.