/ Immersing continues



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.

Below you’ll find a video of Punchrunk’s Felix Barrett discussing other aspects of immersive theatre especially in connection with ‘The Drowned Man’.

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