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Memos from a Theatre Lab

Exploring what immersive theatre 'does', 1st Edition

By Nandita Dinesh

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132 pages

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What does Immersive Theatre ‘do’?

By contrasting two specific performances on the same theme – one an ‘immersive’ experience and the other a more conventional theatrical production – Nandita Dinesh explores the ways in which theatrical form impacts upon actors and audiences. An in-depth case study of her work Pinjare (Cages) sets out the ‘hows’ and ‘whys’ of her specific aesthetic framework. Memos from a Theatre Lab places Dinesh’s practical work within the context of existing analyses of Immersive Theatre, using this investigation to generate an underpinning theory of how Immersive Theatre works for its participants.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Chapter One: The Framework

Chapter Two: The Two Performances

Chapter Three: The Data & the Spectators

Chapter Four: The Data & the Actors

Conclusions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About the Author

Nandita Dinesh teaches Theatre Arts and is Associate Director at the Bartos Institute for the Constructive Engagement of Conflict at the United World College, New Mexico.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PER011000
PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / General
PER011010
PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / Direction & Production
PER011040
PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / Stagecraft