Immersive theatre is an exiting and complex form to work in. Join (re)discover theatre for an Immersive Theatre Intensive on Saturday, June 23rd to learn some practices/techniques (re)discover has used over the past four years to creating immersive experiences. This is an opportunity to share knowledge and build a community of artists interested in immersive, site-specific, and interactive work. All are welcome to attend, classes will be geared specifically towards actors, directors, creators, writers, choreographers, and performers.
(re)discover theatre redefines theatre by revolutionizing the audience experience. Previous immersive and site-specific productions include FOR ONE (2017), Farewell My Friend (2016, 2015), Fifty Shades of Shakespeare (2018, '17, '16, '15, '14). This fall, (re)discover will be premiering Les Innocents/The Innocents, an immersive quest for queer love set in the Paris Catacombs.
Immersive Theatre Intensive
Saturday, June 23rd
5253 N Kenmore Ave
Chicago, IL 60640
10:00am - 1:00pm - Performing Immersive
Co-Artistic Director Ann Kreitman and ensemble member Shaina Schrooten lead this class focused on performing in unique audience environments. We will explore generating material and "filling in" blocking, audience awareness, involvement, and safety, and remaining present in changing circumstances.
2:00pm - 5:00pm - Creating and Designing Immersive
Co-Artistic Director Janet Howe and ensemble member Molly Donahue will lead discussion and exercises in creating the "puzzle" of immersive work and methods of enhancing the audience experience. Ensemble members Sydney Achler and Matt Reich lead part of the session in designing environments, utilizing the sensory experience, and how to design big impact on a small budget.
5:30pm - Immersive Community Mixer
Can't make a session? Join us in the evening at Burke's Public House (5401 N Broadway St) to have a drink, socialize, and compare notes.