Workshops and Facilitation
The workshops share some of the practices behind my work. Additionally, I consult as a facilitator or can help you find the right facilitator for your event or playtest.
What if performance was a whole lot more like a video game?
The Immersive Industry, Experiential Marketing, Escape Rooms, VR Arcade, Meow Wolf, Boda Borg - Audiences are demanding experiences that place them at the center of the story. As a creator, designer or facilitator - designing experiences that invite audiences into the spotlight invites significant challenges.
In this workshop, participants will experience first-hand the production, design, facilitation best practices we use to empower audiences.
Explore game design as a tool for deeper presence & immersion
Get hands-on in a facilitation workshop
Leave with a game or two they can share with their creative community.
Playtest as Rehearsal
As theater artists challenge traditional forms of theater, the game design process can be harnessed as a tool to better understand our audiences.
Immersive, interactive, site specific - challenging traditional forms of theater presents myriad opportunities and challenges. This workshop presentation equips theater artists with the game design process as a lens to process these challenges.
Participants will understand...
The Iterative Design Process, why it's used in game design, and it's application in a theatrical context.
Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, and how innovative theatrical forms require thoughtful design to ensure physical and psychological safety.
The PENS model of engagement, and what it tells us about what audiences are looking for in innovative theatrical practices, and why.
During the course of this workshop, participants will...
Move through the steps of the iterative design process to design and playtest a live game experience.
Apply the framework to an immersive theatrical context.
Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts, MFA/BFA