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Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age
a look at the creative and technical worlds of immersive storytelling
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Internet-Based Theater Company Lives Between Cyberspace and the Stage

Internet-Based Theater Company Lives Between Cyberspace and the Stage | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

"A small Philadelphia-based company called New Paradise Laboratories is re-creating theater for the connected generation. It’s incorporating social networks like Facebook, Skype and Chatroulette into the production and presentation of shows, pulling theater into the virtual space."


DRC: It's an  immersive experience for both the cast and the audience.

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The Seed: where theatre, gaming and botany collide

The Seed: where theatre, gaming and botany collide | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
An intriguing interactive theatre project from Goat and Monkey looks set to bring alternate reality gaming to the great gardens of Sussex...

 

[An ARG mystery which culminates in a series of interactive garden performances.  And, as the article states "This modern notion of interactive theatre, which combines location, narrative and interaction with actors has been growing in popularity for the last five years."]

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leading the charge into transmedia theatre

leading the charge into transmedia theatre | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
I’ve never seen a room of theatre folk this curious about a new innovation in theatre storytelling. Probably, because there hasn’t been a new innovation in theatre storytelling for decades....

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Should theatre leave more to the imagination?

Should theatre leave more to the imagination? | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Digital projections and computer animation make all kind of amazing effects possible – but do they rob theatre of what it's all about?
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Lauren Sovel's curator insight, March 3, 2013 6:13 PM

also love this one. I agree that all of these effects may be cool, but that is not what theatre is about. This article is a prime example of how musical theatre has changed in the modern day and age

Jacqueline Kynoch's curator insight, April 10, 4:31 PM

We are all doing our best to constantly keep up with technology. However, how does the use of technology as a representation in theatre help or hinder the actors and audience? And what comparisons can you draw from modern theatre compared to contemporary theatre?  

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What If…Theatre Embraced Transmedia?

What If…Theatre Embraced Transmedia? | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

What if theatres embraced transmedia, and thought of the stage as the central part of a much larger storytelling canvas?

 

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[Transmedia] Acting on Facebook

[Transmedia] Acting on Facebook | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
I'm in a transmedia piece right now. The project integrates film (to appear as webisodes on the Internet), social media and live theatre. So far the process has been challenging and utterly fascinating.

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Teller Working On The Stage Version Of The Exorcist

Teller Working On The Stage Version Of The Exorcist | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

There must be magic in the water. Recently, we’ve had both Ghost Stories, with input from Andy Nyman, and Play Dead, co-written and directed by Teller, weaving techniques from conjuring and illusion into narratives.

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For modern Shakespeare, directors’ adaptations may be kindest cuts of all

For modern Shakespeare, directors’ adaptations may be kindest cuts of all | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Shakespeare’s plays are seldom seen without directorial shaping that goes beyond staging. [Adaptation as interpretation & authorship]

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How Punchdrunk Theatre Reels ‘em In With Immersive Storytelling

How Punchdrunk Theatre Reels ‘em In With Immersive Storytelling | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
When London’s Punchdrunk Theatre Company opened Sleep No More in March 2011 in an abandoned warehouse block in New York, few imagined it would still be running a year later...


Frank Rose: "People have always wanted to immerse themselves in stories, and digital media have given them any number of ways to do so, from Grand Theft Auto and L.A. Noire to alternate-reality games like Why So Serious?, which drew more than 10 million people into the saga of The Dark Knight before the movie opened. But the desire for immersion has spilled over into the purely analog world as well, as Sleep No More attests."

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ZED v. ARG (feat. Transmedia)

ZED v. ARG (feat. Transmedia) | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

ZED:  An apocalypse story told in 3 theatrical events over half a year, with online and offline activities that bridge the narrative in between.

 

[A look at a great project which is "making theatre interactive, and embracing transmedia storytelling."]

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Graphic novel on stage in Los Angeles

Graphic novel on stage in Los Angeles | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

"The live production, written by Matt Pelfrey and directed by Dámaso Rodriguez, employs projected illustrations, intense fight choreography, and compelling characters to immerse the viewer in the action"...

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Facebook Sees Its First Live Theater Performance

Facebook Sees Its First Live Theater Performance | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Berlin’s Maxim Gorki Theater proved Facebook can be home to a live theater experience, in what it calls Facebook’s first performance.
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More Theatre on the Internet

More Theatre on the Internet | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
In light of my post last week and as part of the development of the transmedia piece I am working on, I went in search of more online theatre. It's a funny thing to look for because I am not...

 

[You can find Sarah Wharton's first post @scoopit http://bit.ly/tp2Ofe]

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'Siegfried': Lepage's 3-D Opera Is Eye-Popping

'Siegfried': Lepage's 3-D Opera Is Eye-Popping | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
NEW YORK — Welcome to the 3-D "Siegfried" – and we're not just talking about the dwarfs, the dragon and Deborah Voigt.
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How we turned Matilda into a musical triumph

How we turned Matilda into a musical triumph | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Last year, the RSC’s adaptation of Roald Dahl’s tale caused a sensation. As it comes to the West End, Dominic Cavendish talks to the men who put it on the stage.

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