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Immersive Theatre

 

Immersive Theatre for Mental Health

 
 

This is an ongoing project at the intersection of immersive theatre and mental health.

We are using theatre tools to create discourse and understanding around mental health topics to create awareness and fight stigma. We also found that tools like world building, characters, stories, props and sets can unlock imagination and creativity in dealing with mental health and enable playful ways for reflection and learning. We've run a first workshop and are currently prototyping a full immersive experience. Stay tuned.

Credits: In collaboration with Shankho Chaudhuri

 
 

Music
Bernhoft - Shout (C2C Remix) - Universal Music France

Video Credits (In Order of Appearance)
“Box” - Bot & Dolly
“Network: Teaser Trailer” - National Theatre
“On Your Wavelength” - Marcus Lyall
“Ugly Lies the Bone: Designing a Projected Landscape” - National Theatre Discover
“400 Years in the Making - Intel x The RSC” - Intel
“The Tempest: Cinema Trailer” - Royal Shakespeare Company
“Crows are Chased and the Chasing Crows are Destined to be Chased as Well, Transcending Space” - teamLab
“Punchdrunk - The Drowned Man: A Hollwood Fable” - Punchdrunk UK
“Immerse Yourself: FOST Festival 2017” - Future of Storytelling
“Barnaby Churchill Steel - Making the Invisible Visible (FOST 2017)” - Future of Storytelling
“In the Eyes of the Animal” - Marshmallow Laser Feast
“Building Games for Virtual Reality Storytelling” - WIRED
“National Theatre Live: Follies Trailer” - National Theatre
“NT Live Short Film: The National Theatre” - National Theatre
“Dynamic VR Display (Rhizomatiks Research)” - Daito Manabe

research cards

Making research actionable

One of the tangible outcomes of our research is a collection of research cards containing quotes, insights, ideas, inspiration and specific interactions. The card set offers a neat overview over the work that we've done and let's us actively apply our research findings to the creation phase of the project. It can also be used for future projects within a similar field.

 
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Iterative design approach

By working iteratively we get the chance to test each idea and element with future participants and audiences. By working in a creative environment and with creatives we get direct input on our first topic: Creative Anxiety.

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Workshop: Theatre X Mental Health

We've designed and run a first theatre workshop on the topic of creative anxiety. By applying various theatre techniques we created the space for exchange and discourse around insecurities, fear, depression and anxiety in creative disciplines.