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Online Theatre Workshop: The Digital & Physical, The Lab Collective


A hallmark of immersive theatre is the way the audience can free roam through a world and discover the story; those routes are carefully designed to ensure the audience find satisfying and intriguing journeys. This workshop will allow you to understand the complexities routes can take, and how those routes can connect together, to create a web for your audience to play within. Examining physical space and the digital realm, we will explore the resources available to you with a space or software to facilitate online experiences.

This session will take place online on the 12th of December and will be led by Joe Thorpe; Joe is an Artistic Director of The Lab Collective and is the brains behind the integrated technology we use in our performances. In addition to his credits with The Lab Collective, Joe has worked with The Crystal Maze, Hartshorn Hook (The Great Gatsby, South Korea) and Punchdrunk (Company Coordinator, The Third Day Live broadcast) amongst others.

This session will:

  • Enable you to create and design satisfying, complex journey routes for audiences

  • Help you to plan and execute different audience routes through multiple spaces in live and digital spaces.

  • See software features as a jumping off point for creative ideas

  • Explore the possibilities of online experiences away from just a zoom meeting 

Key information:

  • This workshop session is aimed at performance makers, directors and practitioners looking to develop skills in the mechanics of space in an interactive and immersive context

  • The workshop will be split between seminar and group tasks 

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