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Sunday, July 23 • 10:00am - 11:00am
What is "Immersive" Theatre?

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"Immersive" has quickly become a buzzword for many theatrical productions, but what actually is an immersive show? Join this panel discussion with immersive producers, creators, and performers, to hear the history of this medium, learn about the latest shows, and discover the potential of this new art form. From Great Comet to Escape Rooms, LARP to PodPlays, and VR to Game Theatre, there's so much to discover in the world of immersive theatre!

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Andrew Hoepfner

Andrew Hoepfner is the Creator at Houseworld Immersive, one of the foremost immersive theater companies in New York City. Houseworld Immersive is best known for their three major works: Bottom Of The Ocean, Whisperlodge, and Houseworld.
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Ryan A Hart

Ryan would claim to be a tinker, a tailor, a soldier, and a spy, but in truth he couldn’t hem a pair of pants. He developed his interest in storytelling as a cadet at the United States Air Force Academy, where he discovered theater as part of the Academy’s Bluebard’s Theater... Read More →
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Jessica Creane

Jessica Creane is a game and immersive experience designer who believes that the things we take most seriously in life are the things we ought to be most playful about. She is the founder of IKantKoan Play/s, a 2022 Arctic Circle Artist-in-Residence, and her work has been presented... Read More →
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Edward Mylechreest

New York City Correspondent, No Proscenium
Edward Mylechreest is an immersive theatre producer, creator, and consultant based in New York City. Passionate about the potential of immersive storytelling, Edward is a Senior Correspondent for NoProscenium, the online guide to the ever-evolving world of immersive art & enterta... Read More →
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Risa Puno

Risa Puno is an award-winning interactive installation artist who creates disarmingly playful experiences for the public realm that help us examine and understand how we relate to one another. She uses the mechanics of popular games and pastimes as metaphors for larger social systems... Read More →

Sunday July 23, 2023 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Soho Complex