Immersive Theatre: History and Inspiration - CANCELLED

Events (talk, seminar)

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  • Fringe Central - Workshop Room
  • 17:30
  • Aug 7
  • 2 hours
  • Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United States
  • Group: Gorilla Rep NYC
  • Warnings and additional info: Those with Fringe participant pass will gain priority access
  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. Please confirm before booking. See our Accessibility page for details.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


Part of the Fringe Central Events Programme for Fringe participants. With roots in Richard Schechner’s environmental theatre and Grotowski’s paratheatrical experiments, immersive theatre traces its origins to a company called Gorilla Rep, an idea called 'gorilla theatre', and a production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in 1989. The director of that production, founder of Gorilla Rep, and author of the book Gorilla Theatre (Routledge 2003) gives you the oral history of immersive theatre in NYC.

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