The No Proscenium Podcast
Exploring the renaissance in immersive theatre and interactive events. Hosted by Noah Nelson, creator of No Proscenium, a free events listing newsletter in Los Angeles, New York City, and San Francisco. Visit NoProscenium.com to sign up.
info_outline Episode 208: Matthew Webb of Jackalope Live Action Studios 08/02/2019
Episode 208: Matthew Webb of Jackalope Live Action Studios Jackalope Live Action Studio's Matthew Webb rejoins us to talk about their latest forays into making blockbuster LARPs. We talk Night City, their Cyberpunk 2020/2077 game (check out some awesome photos of the event along with us at the top of the show), and the revamp of The Night In Question, the Studio's successful Vampire: The Masquerade game which has led to their announcement at GenCon this week of The Elysium Chronicles, a serialized immersive LARP launching in 2020.
info_outline Episode 207 -- Linked Dance Theatre’s Remembrance 07/26/2019
Episode 207 -- Linked Dance Theatre’s Remembrance Kathryn Yu sits down with Jordan Chlapecka and Kendra Slack of Linked Dance Theatre to talk about Remembrance, their 11th site-specific, immersive show coming soon to a historic house on Governors Island in NYC. In Remembrance, audiences will have the ability to explore the fading memories of a woman with Alzheimer's Disease as they enter her home as guests during her 65th birthday party.
info_outline Episode 205 - Sarah Elger and Ricky Brigante of Pseudonym Productions 07/12/2019
Episode 205 - Sarah Elger and Ricky Brigante of Pseudonym Productions Kathryn Yu sits down without Ricky Brigante and Sarah Elger of Pseudonym Productions who have recently moved their immersive theatre company from Orlando to Philadelphia.
info_outline Episode 204 -- NYC After Dark - Summer 2019 06/28/2019
Episode 204 -- NYC After Dark - Summer 2019 Managing Editor Kathryn Yu is joined by members of the NYC team --Allie Marotta, Asya Gorovits, Blake Weil, and Cheyenne Ligon -- to talk about what they've been seeing and what's on their minds: including the Great Gotham Challenge, which had some issues.
info_outline Episode 203: Overlook Double Feature 06/21/2019
Episode 203: Overlook Double Feature Continuing our 2019 Overlook Film Festival coverage, we sit down with two of the creators of the fest's immersive offerings. First up is Ava Lee Scott, the veteran immersive performer, who crafted Home of Enchantments -- a piece that blew everyone who saw it away.
info_outline Episode 202: Robin Arnott, CEO of Andromeda Entertainment 06/14/2019
Episode 202: Robin Arnott, CEO of Andromeda Entertainment I first met Robin Arnott, CEO of Andromeda Entertainment, at E3 many moons ago when he was showing an audio-based thriller game Deep Sea at the Indiecade booth. It was a true oddity -- a video game without video -- an immersive experience before we were throwing that term around as we now do.
info_outline Episode 201 - Overlooking All of Them Witches w/ Cara & Noah 06/07/2019
Episode 201 - Overlooking All of Them Witches w/ Cara & Noah Join NoPro's Senior AV Content Producer/Festival Correspondent Cara Mandel and Founder Noah Nelson as they trade notes on the 2019 Overlook Film Festival Game All of Them Witches, plus some notes on the festival's other immersive offerings.
info_outline Episode 198 - Candle House Collective sings a 'moonlight serenade' 05/17/2019
Episode 198 - Candle House Collective sings a 'moonlight serenade' NoPro managing editor Kathryn Yu sits down with Evan Neiden, the creator behind Candle House Collective. The group has been creating ephemeral immersive experiences -- usually for an audience of one -- both in-person and remotely.
info_outline Episode 197: Vader Immortal 05/09/2019
Episode 197: Vader Immortal We visit Facebook's LA campus to talk with the team behind Vader Immortal, the launch title of the Oculus Quest that finds you captured by the Dark Lord of the Sith and set on a task only you can accomplish. Director Ben Snow, narrative designer Mohen Leo ILMxLAB and Oculus' Colum Slevin (Head of Media, AR/VR Experiences at Facebook) join us to talk about the brand new adventure which debuts this month.
info_outline Episode 195: Overlook Film Fest 2019 Preview 04/26/2019
Episode 195: Overlook Film Fest 2019 Preview Friend of the show Landon Zakheim and host Noah Nelson head to a park on a sunny Easter Sunday to talk about horror... um, kinda? We dive into the immersive lineup at the 2019 Overlook Film Festival, which is full of fun surprises this May 30th - June 2nd in New Orleans. Plus: Noah has some personal news. Also: check out the LEIA Immersive Intensive, and a Behind The Scenes essay from Peter Billington of Fable on working with Third Rail Projects on 'Wolves in the Walls,' currently at Tribeca!
info_outline Episode 194 - I want to live in your mouth 04/19/2019
Episode 194 - I want to live in your mouth Writer/Director David Ruzicka (Creep: Lore, The Willows) and creative producer Eric Vosmeier join host Noah Nelson to talk about their dark fantasy confection, I want to live in your mouth, that has transmogrified North Hollywood's Zombie Joe's Underground Theater into the stuff of childhood fever dreams.
info_outline Episode 193 - The Nest Returns 04/12/2019
Episode 193 - The Nest Returns The Nest -- which blended elements of escape rooms and podcast dramas -- was one of our favorite shows of 2017. The show's two LA-based creators Jeff Leinenveber and Jarrett Lantz, aka Scout Expedition Co., are bringing the piece back in an extended format this year.
info_outline Episode 192: Tales By Candlelight 04/05/2019
Episode 192: Tales By Candlelight Co-creators Christoff Visscher (Cantrip Candles) and Spencer Williams (Walk The Night) join host Noah Nelson to talk about their new collaboration Tales By Candlelight. This scent guided storytelling experience mixes the best of tabletop roleplaying with an olfactory journey to create an artifact of a place that never was. A place drawn from your imagination.
info_outline Episode 190: A Trip To Baltimore's Submersive Productions 03/22/2019
Episode 190: A Trip To Baltimore's Submersive Productions Managing Editor Kathryn Yu goes on the road to Baltimore for a conversation with four of the folks at Submersive Productions: co-artistic directors Glenn Ricci and Ursula Marcum, as well as artistic associates Susan Stroupe and Lisi Stoessel.
info_outline Episode 189: Broken Ghost Immersives 03/16/2019
Episode 189: Broken Ghost Immersives What happens when two Shakespeare nerds decide to ditch the proscenium and start incorporating their love of Dungeons and Dragons, board games, and video games into interactive and improvisational theatre projects?
info_outline Episode 188: IDS 2019 Part I -- Fri Forjindam & Jenni Cook 03/08/2019
Episode 188: IDS 2019 Part I -- Fri Forjindam & Jenni Cook From the halls of the Immersive Design Summit to your ears!
info_outline Episode 187: Kellian Adams Pletcher and Brian Pletcher of Green Door Labs 03/03/2019
Episode 187: Kellian Adams Pletcher and Brian Pletcher of Green Door Labs NYC Curator and NoPro Managing Editor Kathryn Yu tracks down the always busy Kellian Adams Pletcher and Brian Pletcher of Green Door Labs for a wide-ranging conversation about the collision of immersive theatre and game design.
info_outline Episode 186: Saying Goodbye to the Old Tank, Hello To The New 02/15/2019
Episode 186: Saying Goodbye to the Old Tank, Hello To The New Seasons change, time passes, friends move away... or up the street.
info_outline Episode 185: Tom Pearson, Third Rail Projects 02/09/2019
Episode 185: Tom Pearson, Third Rail Projects Managing Editor and NYC Curator Kathryn Yu catches up with Tom Pearson, one of the Artistic Directors of Third Rail Projects ('Then She Fell,' 'The Grand Paradise,' 'Ghost Light,' 'Behind the City') in New York City as the company prepares to launch a new show in DC, Confection.
info_outline Episode 184: Jay Rinsky of Little Cinema 02/01/2019
Episode 184: Jay Rinsky of Little Cinema Little Cinema is a fixture in New York City's art scene, bringing films to life at the House of Yes and the Brooklyn Museum. They've also spread their wings to Bonnaroo, and have crafted a number of immersive premieres for television series from TNT. The latest of these for the series I Am The Night, which debuted this week on the network.
info_outline Episode 183: Checking in with Room Escape Artist on the Poland fire and more 01/26/2019
Episode 183: Checking in with Room Escape Artist on the Poland fire and more A somber lead topic this week, as we talk about the escape room fire in Poland that left five teenage girls dead earlier this month with our colleagues from Room Escape Artist: David & Lisa Spira.
info_outline Episode 181: NoPro Live - The Fifth Anniversary Show 01/11/2019
Episode 181: NoPro Live - The Fifth Anniversary Show For our fifth anniversary, we wanted to do something special, and we maybe went a little over the top.