Fernanda Prata, Jesse Kovarsky in Punchdrunk’s ‘The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable. Photo: Birgit & Ralf.
There’s a longer article about immersive theatre in the next Finnish theatre periodical Teatteri&Tanssi+sirkus (2/2014). The text will be mostly about the experience of Punchdrunk‘s ‘The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable’ including a discussion with Coney‘s Tassos Stevens expanding further the ideas of immersive theatre.
A bit from the article:
Tassos Stevens talked about how in traditional theatre the writer writes the story to fit inside a presupposed frame. A person comes to the theatre, sits on a chair, the lights go out and the story begins. This is a simplification, but this is usually the format. In immersive theatre you write the journey of that person from the moment she first comes to contact with the piece.
I think it’s a nice distinction.