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 226: Crimson Cabaret 12/06/2019
Episode 226: Crimson Cabaret Director Lola Kelly joins us to talk about her new work with The Unmarked Door -- 'Crimson Cabaret' -- which invites guests into a den of spies at the height of the cold war. With original songs by The Unmarked Door founder Rolfe Kent, and puzzles woven into the show by MOON/SHINE Experiential, the cabaret is an unexpected holiday treat for Los Angeles.
info_outline Episode 225: 'Jumanji: Reverse the Curse' w/ Curtis Hickman & Jake Zim 11/27/2019
Episode 225: 'Jumanji: Reverse the Curse' w/ Curtis Hickman & Jake Zim We've wanted to get Curtis Hickman, co-founder and chief creative officer of The VOID, on the podcast forever. This time out we finally get him, and we get Jake Zim -- Senior Vice President, Virtual Reality at Sony Pictures -- as part of a twofer. We talk about Sony and The Void's longstanding collaboration, the latest example of which is 'Jumanji: Reverse The Curse,' which is the most fun I've had at The VOID yet.
info_outline Episode 223: Sam Dubois of The Avenue Adventure 11/15/2019
Episode 223: Sam Dubois of The Avenue Adventure This week on the show we travel up to CalArts and talk with Sam Dubois, the creator of Albany CA's The Avenue Adventure. Sam, now a sophomore at the University, got his start by creating the Albany Haunt when he was 12-years-old. He then ran it for five years.
info_outline Episode 222: Safehouse '82 with Nick Rheinwald-Jones & Katelyn Schiller 11/08/2019
Episode 222: Safehouse '82 with Nick Rheinwald-Jones & Katelyn Schiller Nick Rheinwald-Jones & Katelyn Schiller are the co-writers of 'Safehouse '82,' a spy thriller that follows up on Rheinwald-Jones' 'Safehouse '77' which featured the two as actors.
info_outline Episode 221: Bernie Su, co-creator of 'Artificial' 11/01/2019
Episode 221: Bernie Su, co-creator of 'Artificial' Bernie Su is the multiple Emmy winning showrunner, co-creator, and executive producer of 'Artificial,' the first scripted narrative series on Twitch which also won Twitch its first Emmy.
info_outline Episode 220: The G8B4's keight leighn & Elisabeth Stranathan 10/25/2019
Episode 220: The G8B4's keight leighn & Elisabeth Stranathan As individual performers keight leighn ('bedrumplai,' snow fridge) and Elisabeth Stranathan ('blackout,' 'bedrumplaii')have an otherworldly intensity to them, as if they existed both in our reality and in a metareality just two steps to the left of our own.
info_outline Episode 218: Julia Henning of The Halogen Company 10/11/2019
Episode 218: Julia Henning of The Halogen Company Julia Henning, founder of The Halogen Company, is a familiar presence on the LA immersive scene. As an actor, she's performed with Just Fix It Productions (Haus of Creep), The Speakeasy Society (Johnny III), and in Darren Lynn Bousman's Lust Experience and Theatre Macabre.
info_outline Episode 217: After Dark w/ Ricky Brigante of Pseudonym Productions 10/04/2019
Episode 217: After Dark w/ Ricky Brigante of Pseudonym Productions Last week, at VIFF Immersed, Ricky Brigante of Pseudonym Productions gave the opening keynote and our own Noah Nelson moderated the closing panel with the competition judges.
info_outline Episode 216: Eric Gradman of Two Bit Circus 09/27/2019
Episode 216: Eric Gradman of Two Bit Circus Eric Gradman, CTO and Mad Inventor at LA's Two Bit Circus meets up with Noah at their DTLA headquarters to talk about the technical side of immersive and their all-new story room Dr. Botcher's Minute Medical School.
info_outline Bonus Episode - Everything Else: Survivor 09/25/2019
Bonus Episode - Everything Else: Survivor 'Survivor: China' and 'Survivor: Cambodia — Second Chance' player Peih-Gee Law joins NoPro's Anthony Robinson ('Survivor: Fiji') and Room Escape Artist's David Spira for a talk about how Survivor is the ultimate immersive experience for its players, and their shared love of escape games and puzzles.
info_outline Episode 215: John Henningsen of Thymele Arts 09/20/2019
Episode 215: John Henningsen of Thymele Arts John Henningsen, Artistic Director of LA's Thymele Arts sits down to talk with Noah about just what the performing arts incubator in East Hollywood is, its role in the immersive world, and the future of immersive in LA.
info_outline Episode 214: Koryn Ann Wicks 09/13/2019
Episode 214: Koryn Ann Wicks Choreographer Koryn Ann Wicks stops by the studio to talk about her work exploring immersive in dance. Her 'I Love You So Much, SQUEEZE ME TO DEATH' is getting a remount at the Bootleg Theatre this October in LA, and her and her team recently took home the grand prize of the LA Immersive Invitational for their work CASTING.
info_outline Episode 213: Graham Wetterhahn of After Hours Theatre Company 09/06/2019
Episode 213: Graham Wetterhahn of After Hours Theatre Company Graham Wetterhahn, Founder of After Hours Theatre Company ('One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest,' 'The Last Five Years: A Multisensory Experience') joins host Noah Nelson to talk about the founding of the company, their immersive-adjacent work, and the first LA Immersive Invitational -- which was a total blast.
info_outline Episode 211: Pranks, Dreams, Cocktails -- Bar of Dreams Los Angeles 08/24/2019
Episode 211: Pranks, Dreams, Cocktails -- Bar of Dreams Los Angeles This week Jonathan Pedigo and Alex Leff, the co-creators of Bar of Dreams Los Angeles, join host Noah Nelson to talk about pranks, comedy, and creating interactive experiences. It's a fun conversation that goes in directions you don't quite expect.
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.