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Should immersive theatre audiences accept greater responsibility? | Lyn Gardner | Stage | The Guardian

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 13:17 -- rprice

In the past, it was all so easy. When you bought a theatre ticket, you could be pretty confident that you would sit in a row with other people, watch the play in the dark and clap at the end. The fourth wall ensured that was all you had to do. No longer. Audiences are increasingly asked to be participants or collaborators; to take part, sometimes to follow instructions, and occasionally even to have agency. One of the fascinating things about Bordergame is that online participants apparently have the power to control the theatrical game and make decisions that change outcomes.

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Dawn of the Voxelpunks – by Noah J Nelson : LA Bitter Lemons

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 09:09 -- rprice

At the moment VR resembles video games more than cinema. Creators in that medium are already familiar with the prospect of telling stories and design experiences that live in 360°. Yet it is only in the past few years that great stories have been made by forging empathic connections between their audiences (players) and the work. Titles like Bioshock showed how a literary sense of perspective could be used to play head games with the player. Last year’s Gone Home used some of the same narrative tools in the fashion of a memory play.

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A Kinect-Powered Animation That Evolves With Your Body Movements | Design | WIRED

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 14:01 -- rprice

As visitors move through the gallery the story progresses and Mr. Kalia begins transforming. The experience is more Dalí than Disney. Mr. Kalia’s body is covered by locks, his hands turn into gushing fountains, and birds begin flocking to branches that sprout from various parts of his body. Mr. Kalia’s transformation was brought to life using an impressive toolchain that included the Kinect, C++, Coffeescript, CSS, Google Compute Engine, Nite, Node.js, OpenFrameworks, Openni, Paper.js, Socket.io, and Tween.js, all to be rendered in a Google Chrome browser window.

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Theatre

The Pig, or Václav Havel's Hunt for a Pig by Edward Einhorn — Kickstarter

Sat, 02/22/2014 - 14:37 -- rprice

The play, based on a dialogue that Havel wrote in 1987, is a shaggy-dog tale about his attempt to put together a zabíjačka (a traditional Czech pig roast) for his dissident friends, framed as an interview with a clueless American journalist. As he tells the comic tale, he provides veiled commentary on everyday life under Communism, disguising it so that it can slip past the ever-present censors. Acclaimed Czech director Vladimír Morávek rediscovered the piece and, together with Havel, combined it with sections from Smetana's operetta, The Bartered Bride.

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The Pig, or Václav Havel's Hunt for a Pig by Edward Einhorn — Kickstarter

Sat, 02/22/2014 - 14:37 -- rprice

The play, based on a dialogue that Havel wrote in 1987, is a shaggy-dog tale about his attempt to put together a zabíjačka (a traditional Czech pig roast) for his dissident friends, framed as an interview with a clueless American journalist. As he tells the comic tale, he provides veiled commentary on everyday life under Communism, disguising it so that it can slip past the ever-present censors. Acclaimed Czech director Vladimír Morávek rediscovered the piece and, together with Havel, combined it with sections from Smetana's operetta, The Bartered Bride.

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Theatre
food

Improv Game: Encyclopedia of Improv Games

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 14:56 -- rprice

These are improv games, game handles, Warm-ups, Icebreakers and improv exercises. Each of these may belong in one or more improv game Categories. Some improv games, known by a particular name, are actually minor variations on a broader improv game. For those, the link will refer to the broader game handle, and you'll find the particular sub-format indexed here indicated in bold in the text. For an example, take a look at Scene Replay.

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Improv Game: Encyclopedia of Improv Games

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 14:56 -- rprice

These are improv games, game handles, Warm-ups, Icebreakers and improv exercises. Each of these may belong in one or more improv game Categories. Some improv games, known by a particular name, are actually minor variations on a broader improv game. For those, the link will refer to the broader game handle, and you'll find the particular sub-format indexed here indicated in bold in the text. For an example, take a look at Scene Replay.

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Theatre
reference

Festivals - Life's A Funny Scene by Kiley Peters | Life's A Funny Scene by Kiley Peters

Sat, 02/15/2014 - 09:17 -- rprice

Everyone wants to get more stage time, but sometimes it’s hard to figure out where to submit and when and why. Here are some major comedy festivals and all their submission dates.

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Festivals - Life's A Funny Scene by Kiley Peters | Life's A Funny Scene by Kiley Peters

Sat, 02/15/2014 - 09:17 -- rprice

Everyone wants to get more stage time, but sometimes it’s hard to figure out where to submit and when and why. Here are some major comedy festivals and all their submission dates.

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comedy
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Harvard Gazette: Augusto Boal's 'Theatre of the Oppressed'

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 08:41 -- rprice

n effort to bring together artists and scholars to make positive contributions to civil society. "Students who are interested in the humanities sometimes become discouraged because they don't see the contribution they can make," said Sommer. "We tell them, no, you are precisely what is needed to make social investments, to develop a web of cultural activities that weaves together civil society." Cultural Agency carries out this work by hosting conferences, lectures, and workshops, and by coordinating internships, publications, and academic learning with community service.

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