For high school and mid-school students, the Grove Playmakers Theatre is excited to create something new for our community— a very non-traditional type of theatre event called … IMMERSIVE THEATRE, running from July 11th to July 17th.
Previous interest or participation in theatre is unnecessary. Writers, visual artists, gamers, camera operators, video makers, and musicians will assure that this event will be fun to create.
Total fee for camp per person: $100. PARTIAL & FULL SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABLE UPON APPLICATION. Or bring a friend with similar interests and receive a 15% discount on your full fee.
Call (918) 786 8950 TO DISCUSS FURTHER.
WHAT IS IMMERSIVE THEATRE?
“Immersive theatre is a form that gives the audience greater access to the performance. Whether through roaming freely around the space or talking directly with the characters, these productions invite the audience to take a greater role, to be more involved, to become part of the artistry rather than just spectators.” (Jason Warren,:Creating Worlds”.)
In an Immersive Theatre production, the design of the space is based on a narrative written by the students. For example, it can be an empty warehouse, a park, sidewalks, or other venues that work with the created narrative for the event. It is usually not a traditional theatre, with that fourth wall separating the audience from the actors.
Those of you who grew up watching Dora the Explorer or Blue’s Clues on TV , or even such shows in which the person at home gets to vote for the singer or dancer of choice, you have participated in “interactive” theatre… which is just one piece of Immersive Theatre. One can move on to “Interactive Worlds,” or “Exploration Theatre,” “Guided Experience,” and even “Game Theatre.”
Instructors: Joan Engel: improv and development of a character that can interact with an audience member. Ms. Engel has a BFA in acting and directing from O.U. She participated in the Actor’s Studio in New York City before becoming a private acting coach in Hollywood….and much more. Other instructors: Suzanne Boles, Playmakers’ Artistic Executive and Ashley Davidson, Youth Theatre Director.
Introduction for students and parents: Sunday, July 11, 4:00 pm.
Sessions on Monday-Friday: 1:00—5:00 pm.
Saturday, July 17: (Time TBD) Final wrap up and presentation of planned event for friends and family. The actual event will be scheduled for a later time.