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10 Immersive Theater Companies To Discover – 7. We Players (San Francisco)

7. We Players (San Francisco) www.weplayers.org “We Players presents site-integrated performance events that transform public spaces into realms of participatory theater. We bring communities together, reclaiming local spaces for public discourse and civic celebration through art. Extending the transformative powers of performance beyond the stage, we invite our collaborators and audience to engage fully and awaken to the spectacular world around us.” – We Players website  

10 Immersive Theater Companies To Discover – 8. Coney (London)

8. Coney (London) http://coneyhq.org/ “Coney are interactive theatre-makers. We create games, adventures and play where people can choose to take a meaningful part. Our work takes place anywhere that people gather: in theatres, schools, museums, on the streets and online and always follows the principles of adventure, curiosity and loveliness. The experience starts when you first hear about it, and only ends when you stop thinking and talking about it. We make play with ideas that resonate in the world around us: from the everyday to the extraordinary. Our work is inspired by the belief that the world can be magical place where ordinary people can do extraordinary things. Collaboration and dialogue are at the heart of how we make work: with audiences, peers, partners, and a network o...

10 Immersive Theater Companies To Discover – 9. Pearl Damour (NYC/New Orleans)

9. Pearl Damour (NYC/New Orleans) pearldamour.com “We are an Obie-Award winning collaborative team who create performance both inside and outside traditional theater spaces.   We are known for large-scale performances that mix theater and installation — such as How to Build a Forest, an 8-hour performance in which we assemble and disassemble a simulated forest on an empty stage over 8 hours – and intimate performances designed for small audiences — such as Bird Eye Blue Print, created for a set of small vacant offices in the World Financial Center in Manhattan.  Over our 15-year history of making work together, we have devised a body of work that is attentive to the performer / audience relationship, and searches for new approaches to narrative through the accumulation of text, image...

10 Immersive Theater Companies To Discover – 10 Difference Engine (London)

10. Difference Engine (London) differencengine.co.uk “differencEngine are an Off West End nominated company specialising in immersive & interactive theatre. The company was co-founded by Jon Cooper & Andrew Somerville in 2014. Their debut show HEIST was initially meant to run for three weeks, it ran for nine months & sold out in minutes, astounding audiences & partners alike. HEIST saw audiences breaking into a building, interacting through headsets & cameras and attempting to steal a painting without being caught.” – Difference Engine website  

Opportunities: LaMaMa Umbria 2017: International Symposium for Directors (Fee)

LaMaMa Umbria 2017: International Symposium for Directors (July 17, 2017 – August 16, 2017) Deadline: May 15, 2017 Apply Online –> The International Symposium for Directors is training program for professional directors, choreographers, actors and others. Internationally renowned theatre artists conduct workshops and lecture/demonstrations. During the Symposium, participants will travel to Umbrian towns such as Orvieto, Perugia  or Assisi to get a taste of Umbrian art and culture. Performances at local arts festivals and community fairs are also included.  In addition, participating directors may conduct their own workshops to share insights and techniques with their colleagues. Participants will be exposed to a variety of theatrical perspectives during the Symposium, from i...

Apply Today: 1/2/8 The System Is Uncertain Research Residencies PACT

1/2/8 THE SYSTEM IS UNCERTAIN RESEARCH RESIDENCIES Deadline: 27th of March 2017 // 5 pm Apply Online: http://www.pact-zollverein.de/node/8612 PACT is as a developmental working and presentation space for contemporary performance art at the interface between science, technology and society. Alongside delivering a wide-ranging programme of performances and public events, PACT’s work is firmly rooted in it’s well-known residency programme and ongoing engagement with diverse forms of knowledge transfer. Within the scope of advanced research and development activities, PACT establishes ongoing project series and opens up spaces where society, the world and art interlink. In Spring 2017 PACT is launching 1/2/8 a new, central and long-term research and development format with a special focus on t...

Steve Of Tomorrow at The Collapsable Hole March 16-April 1, 2017 @ 8pm

STEVE OF TOMORROW March 16 – April 1, 2017 @8pm The Collapsable Hole 55 Bethune Street, NYC Tickets are $20 ($15 for students/seniors) In Commander/Ramirez’s video-puppetry performance, STEVE OF TOMORROW, a couchsurfing time traveler Steve appears at a crammed apartment shared by sci-fi blogger Ralph and his partner Scott. Steve lands in the middle of a media frenzy surrounding a corporate-produced hurricane. What ensues is a split-screen dark comedy about miscommunication in the age of pervasive media and a democracy interrupted by a flurry of pop-up windows. “I wanted to make a show about how every step into the future seems to divide us, especially now that anxiety has taken a hold on the nation. I want to tell this bleak story using puppets, of course,” says Commander...

In Performance: Jen Rosenblit & Geo Wyeth – Swivel Spot (The Kitchen)

A companion piece to Rosenblit’s Clap Hands, which ran most recently at the 2017 American Realness festival, Swivel Spot continues Rosenblit’s line of performative inquiry into pairing and relationships, and marks a new collaboration between Rosenblit and music/performance/installation artist Geo Wyeth. Comprised of gently accumulating scored movement punctuated by surprising turns of music and interaction, Swivel Spot watches Rosenblit and Wyeth fumble blindfolded through a motley landscape of objects and sound, groping for grounding, and for one another. Alexia Welch, the “supportive performer” who also provided her gentle care for Clap Hands, trails Rosenblit and Wyeth with plastic wrap, methodically pinning a city of objects to the gallery floor at The Kitchen. Welch’s methodical atten...

Apply Today: Open Call – ATALAIA Artes Performativas 2017 – Creative Residencies

ATALAIA Artes Performativas 2017 – Creative Residencies Deadline: March 20, 2017 Apply Online: https://goo.gl/forms/Nu9NIky6NVDGRXaA2   ATALAIA – Associação de Amigos da Cultura e das Artes (ATALAIA), the Municipality of Aljustrel and the Municipality of Ourique (the Municipalities) and the Regional Directorate of Culture of Alentejo / Ministry of Culture (DRCA) are opening an international call for the reception of proposals for creation residencies and public presentation during the fourth edition of Atalaia Artes Performativas (AAP) for projects in the areas of the performing arts. The AAP intends to give creative space and promote nearness and exchange between creators and leading figures in the area of contemporary performing arts and the community of the interior of Southe...

Apply Today: Open Call – Altofest 2017 Residency Program June 30 – July 9, 2017 (Naples, Italy)

ALTOFEST 2017 – 7th Edition GIVE RISE TO a human/urban regeneration Residency + Program 30th June > 9th July International Open Call Deadline 15th April Altofest is the space of the beginning, built by uncertain steps and people waiting at the doors of the houses. Altofest was born to GIVE RISE to a community that generates a critical thinking, that is constantly on the alert regarding every attempt of imposing a depersonalized cultural proposal. A community that is able to recognize culture as a primary good, as a daily need. Altofest tries to insert a process athwart the several social elements of the urban fabric, putting them into dialogue. The connection is given by the foreign, external gaze, expressing itself in the plurality of artistic languages that are hosted in the festival....

Apply Today: Performance Art Festival 2017 – Pittsburgh (Fee)

Performance Art Festival 2017 Submission Deadline: Wednesday May 31st Apply Online ($10 Fee) http://www.pghpaf.com/apply.html Pittsburgh’s annual Performance Art Festival (PAF) is a weekend long event featuring site-specific performances and art interventions by multi-media artists from around the world. Applicants are encouraged to submit living art, durational and time-based performances, interactive new-media, installations, documentations, and collaborative works among other forms of performance. This year PAF will be presented in Glitterbox Theatre and Pittsburgh Filmmakers, located at 460 Melwood Avenue. Pittsburgh, PA. August 26th-27th. After submitting work for review artists will be notified for interviews shortly thereafter. Selected artists will be provided housing and mea...

In Performance: Philippe Quesne/Vivarium Studio – La Melancolie des Dragons (Out There Festival)

La Melancolie des Dragons Philippe Quesne/Vivarium Studio Walker Art Center A group of long-haired metalheads sits in a stalled vintage Citroën in a wintery forest. They fiddle with the car radio, share snacks, and chat under cover of blasting music. Then arrives their friend Isabelle, a wise Snow White figure to the metalheads’ seven dwarves. After determining (through inspection and tinkering) that their Citroën won’t be going anywhere tonight, she asks the stranded metalheads to pass the time by demonstrating the attractions of the amusement park they are developing. Here, Philippe Quesne’s penchant for using simple tools to create surreal images shines. The would-be amusement park creators display each attraction for Isabelle, often calling her away from the previous one like a child e...

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