Join us on Sunday morning after the Immersive Design Summit for pancakes and coffee! In addition to time to chat and connect, there will be a facilitated discussion for attendees to share what resonated with them from the weekend. Hosts Katya Stepanov (Rebis Immersive) and Christy Casey (Rorschach Experiences) focus their work on audience-driven experiences, so the discussion topics will focus on methods for audience engagement.
Come and learn performance techniques to connect with audience participant on a deeply personal level. This workshop will focus on grounding yourself and your participant, the first steps to connecting with them on a deep and personal level. These techniques will go beyond task-based engagements and game theory, to get audiences to lean into relationships with the characters and the emotional journey of the story. This work is the basis for "submersive" theatre, a new genre where audiences participants are empowered delve deeper into a fictional reality, with a level of control over the narrative comparable with that which they have over their own life. This workshop is being offered as part of Immersive Design Week in San Francisco.