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a look at the creative and technical worlds of immersive storytelling
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The New Theater Trend You Have to Try This Year

The New Theater Trend You Have to Try This Year | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Via @FernandoCarrion
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Kadi Hughes:  "In the past few years, participatory theater has moved from the fringes to the forefront, with audience members taking part in theater performances as active participants. This style of performance is creating a new way to view art—as a collaborative, always-changing creation" ...

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@FernandoCarrion's curator insight, April 4, 6:18 AM
Why be an audience member when you can be a participant?
Kajsa Hartig's curator insight, April 5, 5:19 AM

 

Kadi Hughes:  "In the past few years, participatory theater has moved from the fringes to the forefront, with audience members taking part in theater performances as active participants. This style of performance is creating a new way to view art—as a collaborative, always-changing creation" ...

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The Intergalactic Nemesis: A Transmedia Multiverse Trilogy

The Intergalactic Nemesis: A Transmedia Multiverse Trilogy | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

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Brian Herrera:  "Developed over two decades in an array of coffee houses, theatre spaces, and radio stations in Austin, Texas, The Intergalactic Nemesis has evolved from an uncertain theatrical experiment to an epic, live-action, multimedia event—or, in the words of creator Jason Neulander, “independently-produced transmedia multiverse”—that has toured venues across the nation and the globe."

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Simon Staffans's curator insight, May 28, 2015 6:08 AM

...the transformation from "an uncertain theatrical experiment to an epic, live-action multimedia event"

an uncertain theatrical experiment to an epic, live-action, multimedia event - See more at: http://howlround.com/the-intergalactic-nemesis-a-transmedia-multiverse-trilogy-0#sthash.40tbQLnY.dpufan uncertain theatrical experiment to an epic, live-action, multimedia event - See more at: http://howlround.com/the-intergalactic-nemesis-a-transmedia-multiverse-trilogy-0#sthash.40tbQLnY.dpuf
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Exploring performance ethics

Exploring performance ethics | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Melissa Laing tells us about her two year mission to explore and document performance arts ethics in NZ.

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The Big Idea:  "The result is a series of audio interviews with 23 practitioners, producers, curators and researchers across theatre, dance and visual arts which Melissa hopes is the start of a toolkit for performance professionals and emerging artists."


[All nine podcasts can be found here.]

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How Broadway's Digital Marketers Aim for Buzz Outside the Box

How Broadway's Digital Marketers Aim for Buzz Outside the Box | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Gordon Cox:  "Sometimes a new Broadway musical makes a social media push with Twitter and Facebook and Instagram -- and sometimes it does it with a real-world, hand-delivered bottle of poison" ...

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Interactive Documentary – In A Theatre?

Interactive Documentary – In A Theatre? | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Krishna Stott:  "Choose Your Own Documentary is a live performance of a documentary where the audience choose which way to take the story at numerous decision points – there are 1500 different outcomes…"

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Why digital theatre poses no threat to live performance

Why digital theatre poses no threat to live performance | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Lyn Gardner:  "Did you watch the live-streaming of Howard Brenton's Drawing the Line with us? Have you been to one of the NT Live broadcasts? Will that stop you going to the theatre?"

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The RSC's digital Midsummer Night's Dream: lunatic or inspired?

The RSC's digital Midsummer Night's Dream: lunatic or inspired? | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Dominic Cavendish explains how a real-time, digital reimagining of Shakespeare's play will take place in Stratford and around the worldwide web this weekend.
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Guess what I'm going to be doing this weekend?

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Pam Colburn Harland's curator insight, June 22, 2013 8:29 AM

The whole project blows my mind!

Deanya Lattimore Schempp's curator insight, June 22, 2013 12:31 PM

Whoa!  

"In a ground-breaking initiative called Midsummer Night’s Dreaming, delivered in substantial part by Google’s creative division, the action will primarily be experienced at one digital remove through a dedicated website – dream40.org – which has already gone live. This site will anticipate, comment on and followShakespeare’s action – as enacted largely unseen by the RSC cast – using specially devised materials, whether it be tweets, animations or other postings, and will draw too on material supplied by the online world. In other words, it will be the buzz around the events – some of it generated by 35 ancillary characters, specially created for the occasion – that takes centrestage."


My favorite piece so far is Justin Snout's sound cloud poetry 

https://soundcloud.com/justin-snout-1/ ; :-)

Lindsey Carroll's curator insight, June 24, 2013 3:34 PM

anything that speads the work of Skakespeare must be good in my opinion.

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What’s the Value of Transmedia Storytelling for Organizations?

What’s the Value of Transmedia Storytelling for Organizations? | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

"Transmedia storytelling is exploding across the media community. One of our new Blogging Fellows [James Carter] explores some of the implications for arts organizations."

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Some great lessons for all of us ... not just arts organizations.

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Milos Crafts's curator insight, March 9, 2013 4:58 AM

I love this image!

Luca Brigada's curator insight, March 14, 2013 4:39 AM

An interesting article by James Carter is a dramatist, experience designer and producer about what is storytelling and its value:

 

"Transmedia is the art of sharing a narrative over multiple media platforms (print, online, stage, film, social networks), where unique content is delivered through each platform. For example, Fringe, the hit television show, used transmedia to expand its storyworld and reward its biggest fans. [...]"

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Interactive theatre: five rules of play from an audience perspective

Interactive theatre: five rules of play from an audience perspective | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Audiences have never been hungrier for experience, but these productions need a rigorous approach, says Miriam Gillinson
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Great advice from a very pertinent perspective.

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Nicole Zandi's curator insight, April 30, 2013 5:52 PM

This a new age for enjoying performances. We invited the radio into our homes. We opened our door to televisions, to the internet and everything else that has come with it. But this is a reversal in the arts, where we the audience are being invited in. Theatre is no longer set in building- but like heart that defines the home, the audience will now define the performance.

Melissa M's comment, May 5, 2013 3:42 AM
This article is useful when designing your own theatrical pieces for assignments. It allows you to think if you want a passive or interactive audience, and where the boundaries lie for this style of theatre.
Alicia Caruana's curator insight, May 7, 2013 3:48 AM

How can a director produce an effective interactive theatre performance?

Why do many interactive performances fail to fulfill their purpose?

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Transmedia Theater Projects Tell The Stories Of Shakespeare's Tempest And Kafka's The Trial

Transmedia Theater Projects Tell The Stories Of Shakespeare's Tempest And Kafka's The Trial | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Kevin Holmes: "Felix Mortimer is a former member of Punchdrunk who has gone on to found RETZ with Simon Ryninks, and earlier this year the company performed an experimental version of Shakespeare’s The Tempest called O Brave New World, which took place over six months and across the physical and online worlds" ...

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'Sleep No More' and Storytelling in Games

'Sleep No More' and Storytelling in Games | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Scott Juster:  "What happens when a production company stages an interactive theater experiment? It starts to resemble a video game."

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Sleep No More: What It's Like Inside the World's Most Interactive Play

Sleep No More: What It's Like Inside the World's Most Interactive Play | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Leslie Horn: 'Come with me. I've got something to show you. A dark-haired woman clad in a long beaded dress said this to me as she whisked me away into the strange underworld of "Sleep No More."'

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Punchdrunk’s Felix Barrett Drops You In His Theater With No Directions Home

Punchdrunk’s Felix Barrett Drops You In His Theater With No Directions Home | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Teressa Iezzi: "Through Punchdrunk, Barrett has sought to create experiences that challenge audiences to physically interact with a narrative, and that push the idea of entertainment into a more primal place, where a show becomes a thing that happens to you because of decisions you make, not just something you watch passively."

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How digital culture is taking Hedda Gabler into infinity

How digital culture is taking Hedda Gabler into infinity | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Lyn Gardner:  "A new presentation of Ibsen’s play Hedda Gabler has been preceded by tweets from its heroine – an example of how digital media draws in theatre audiences in ingenious ways" ....

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Kajsa Hartig's curator insight, September 16, 2015 3:50 PM

“Where does film end and theatre begin? What would be the criteria for online performance? Does it have to be live? Does it have to be happening somewhere that’s not my bedroom? Is it only theatre if I’ve had to put on trousers and leave the house? Imposing criteria is useless, it suffocates imagination and it stifles one colossal strength of theatre: the potential for infinite variety.”

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Mixed bag: Trans-media production blends film, drama, photo documentary and video games

Mixed bag: Trans-media production blends film, drama, photo documentary and video games | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Tony Sauro:  "These days, William Shakespeare’s “all the world” is more than just a theatrical “stage.”  It’s a drama. A film. A radio play. Twitter improvisation. A photo documentary. Live “streaming.” Video games."

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Vivalist's curator insight, April 13, 2015 4:10 AM

“It’s like having a story with three chapters,” Tromovitch said. “Each on a different medium. Film. Play. Radio play. Soundscapes with visual images, music and words. An improv troupe on Twitter.”

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From Sherlock to cult movies, audiences get in on interactive act

From Sherlock to cult movies, audiences get in on interactive act | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it



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Vanessa Thorpe:  "Theme parks and heritage attractions join the booming new market for immersive theatre"

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, July 13, 2014 11:29 AM

Great idea. I would love to go there -

Mattia Nicoletti's curator insight, July 14, 2014 4:04 AM

In the whole world of entertainment immersive experience (even social tv and second screen may be considered a kind of immersive experience) is getting more and more important. Transmedia is taking place and creativity, good writying (and a good budget) is all you need to leverage storytelling to the next level.

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The immersed audience: how theatre is taking its cue from video games

The immersed audience: how theatre is taking its cue from video games | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Thomas McMullan:  "A new era of theatre is borrowing conventions from video games, making invigorating performances in which the viewer becomes a player."

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Gyda Arber Explores Transmedia Post-Apocalyptic Dating in FutureMate

Gyda Arber Explores Transmedia Post-Apocalyptic Dating in FutureMate | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Lauren Wissot:  "Online dating takes an offline twist in FutureMate, the latest transmedia extravaganza to premiere at The Brick Theater in Williamsburg, Brooklyn" ...

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Choose Your Own Documentary [a very interesting piece of storytelling]

Choose Your Own Documentary [a very interesting piece of storytelling] | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Yasmin Morgan-Griffiths:  "In an age which is increasingly defined by audience interactivity, many shows are aiming to give their audience more choice over what they are viewing. And you’d be hard pressed to find more choices in one show than in Choose Your Own Documentary."

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Way-Way-Off-Broadway: How the immersive theater of 'Then She Fell' resonates with the digital world

Way-Way-Off-Broadway: How the immersive theater of 'Then She Fell' resonates with the digital world | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Frank Rose:  "One of the many fascinating things about Then She Fell is the way it resonates with the digital world we live in. An entirely no-tech production, it nonetheless manages to feel utterly contemporary in a time of video games and online media." ...

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Forbes calls it "theater for the video game generation" ....

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Elise V. Baugh's curator insight, June 24, 2013 2:36 PM
Off-Broadway: How the immersive theater of 'Then She Fell' resonates with the digital world
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Theater Goes Transmedia: Taking Plays Far Beyond The Theater Walls

Theater Goes Transmedia: Taking Plays Far Beyond The Theater Walls | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Michael Gallant:  "Visit the website meetverastark.com and you’ll learn about one of America’s greatest actresses, a woman referred to as a teacher, singer, lover, civil rights activist, and femme fatale. [...] The only catch? Vera Stark isn’t real."

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Lynn Nottage, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, journeys into transmedia storytelling with the help of the Black Women Playwrights’ Group (BWPG) and Carnegie Mellon University’s Entertainment Technology Center (ETC) ...

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Deanya Lattimore Schempp's curator insight, March 8, 2013 7:51 AM

Nice way to blur the lines between theater and short story, when both are "novelized" (Bakhtin) by digital media.  

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Stitching Time: Creating an Interactive Steampunk Narrative [#Transmedia]

Stitching Time: Creating an Interactive Steampunk Narrative [#Transmedia] | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Yomi Ayeni:  "I’m often asked what the interactive theatrical experience Clockwork Watch is, and the answer changes with each stage of the production. The underlying objective, though, is to create a fictional Victorian universe and tell a story where the narrative is delivered through live events, graphic novels, role-play, online news sites, and a feature film, all co-authored by the audience, through their interactions with our make-believe world over the next five years" ...

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Multidimensional Theatre

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In this video interview, Flatland director Ralph Upton and producer Adrianne Roberts take Transmedia NZ's Anna Jackson on a journey through the new multidimensional and interactive theatre work.
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Chris Trinidad's curator insight, November 11, 2015 2:29 PM

This is a new idea of theatre that isn't as traditional as other theatre shows. This might be the start of many more new ideas to come for theatre.

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Dance With Dragons: How DreamWorks Turned A Hit Movie Into A Fire-Breathing Live Show

Dance With Dragons: How DreamWorks Turned A Hit Movie Into A Fire-Breathing Live Show | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Joe Berkowitz: "It took DreamWorks years of work and countless decisions to translate “How to Train Your Dragon” into a live experience. The result is an achievement not just in pyrotechnics, but in collaboration and brand extension" ...


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Much Ado about Digital Theatre's streaming of Shakespeare

Much Ado about Digital Theatre's streaming of Shakespeare | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Liz Shannon Miller: "Whether you spell it "theatre" or "theater," any fan of classic or contemporary theatrical works ought to check out the full-length productions available through VOD site Digital Theatre."

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