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 277: The 2020 NoPro Awards 12/18/2020
Episode 277: The 2020 NoPro Awards Welcome to "The Immies." The first-ever No Proscenium awards for Outstanding Achievements in Immersive & Experiential Production are hereby unleashed upon the world. This episode features both our juried awards and the Audience Choice Awards, as presented by members of the NoPro editorial board and staff: Kevin Gossett, Laura Hess, Patrick McLean, Blake Weil, Executive Editor Kathryn Yu, and Publisher Noah Nelson. The various categories were limited to work that was accessible online, by telephone or post so as to create a somewhat level pool of candidates. Location-based experiences were excluded this year, as they require a regional approach. This is the third and final part of NoPro's Year in Review coverage. For more of the highlights of 2020, including location-based work, and immersive adjacent projects see:
info_outline Episode 276: 2020 End of Year Journalist's Roundtable 12/11/2020
Episode 276: 2020 End of Year Journalist's Roundtable This week Noah and Kathryn are joined by: Kent Bye of the Voices of VR Podcast; Todd Martens of The Los Angeles Times; Alexis Soloski, contributor to The New York Times; and Scott Stein, Editor-At-Large of CNET to talk about their encounters in the immersive world in 2020.
info_outline Episode 275: Wolves in the Walls w/Pete Billington of Fable 12/04/2020
Episode 275: Wolves in the Walls w/Pete Billington of Fable This week we're honored to have Pete Billington, writer & director of 'Wolves in the Walls,' the VR adaptation of Neil Gaiman & Dave McKean's beloved story as our guest. Pete is one of the co-founders of Fable, which not only created Wolves, but are now pioneering in the realm of virtual beings.
info_outline Episode 274: 5th Wall Forum 11/26/2020
Episode 274: 5th Wall Forum Creative technologist and author Stephanie Riggs (“The End of Storytelling: The Future of Narrative in the Storyplex”) joins hosts Noah Nelson and Kathryn Yu to talk about the upcoming 5th Wall Forum, which will bring immersive technologists and theatre-makers together on December 4th & 5th.
info_outline Episode 273: Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy's Edge 11/20/2020
Episode 273: Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy's Edge Jose Perez III and Alyssa Finley of ILMxLAB join us to talk about 'Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy's Edge,' the latest release from Lucasfilm's pioneering immersive entertainment studio. The virtual reality experience dropped on the Oculus Quest platform this week, and we take a dive into what the studio has learned about storytelling in the new medium.
info_outline Webbed Toes VI: Racecars, Lasers, Areoplanes 10/20/2020
Webbed Toes VI: Racecars, Lasers, Areoplanes It's the penultimate episode of our deep dive into the 2017 Ducktales reboot. This time out we get ever closer to the final mysteries of season one, and learn more than we ever expected to learn about Mrs. Beakley.
info_outline Episode 269: All We Have To Fear... 10/16/2020
Episode 269: All We Have To Fear... Dragon Productions Theatre Company's Max Koknar, Ariel Aronica, and Jacob Vorperian join us to talk about 'All We Have To Fear: Party at the End of the World,' their new theatre/game hybrid that uses Gather to recreate the experience of an immersive theatre space like the former 'Speakeasy' in San Francisco, along with some tweaks to the system created by the Dragon to add a game layer to the proceedings.
info_outline Episode 268: 13EXP & Rio Reveals 10/09/2020
Episode 268: 13EXP & Rio Reveals Mikhael Tara Garver of 13EXP is back, and she's bringing along some friends who are all working on the upcoming RIO REVEALS series, created in collaboration with RIVER LA the new series will extend to both digital and physical experiences about and around the LA River.
info_outline Episode 266: After Dark w/Tara O'Con 09/26/2020
Episode 266: After Dark w/Tara O'Con Tara O'Con is an experiential artist and transformation coach whose work you may be familiar with as a performer in Third Rail Projects' 'Then She Fell' and 'The Grand Paradise.' Tara's performance in 'Then She Fell' is a key part of our host Noah Nelson's own immersive origin story.
info_outline Episode 263 - Area 15 Lands in Vegas 09/04/2020
Episode 263 - Area 15 Lands in Vegas The highly anticipated AREA 15 will open its doors in Las Vegas on September 17th, kicking off a rollout of the immersive entertainment hub that will last into next year and the debut of Meow Wolf Las Vegas aka Omega Mart.
info_outline Episode 262: Venice VR Expanded 08/28/2020
Episode 262: Venice VR Expanded Liz Rosenthal, co-curator of Venice VR at the Venice International Film Festival with Michel Reilac, joins host Noah Nelson to talk about the 2020 edition. This year's event is Venice VR Expanded, a hybrid digital/physical exposition of over 40 works in VR -- from 360 film to live theatrical performances -- across a host of venues virtual and physical.
info_outline Episode 260: Remembering 'Then She Fell' 08/14/2020
Episode 260: Remembering 'Then She Fell' On Monday of this week NYC's Third Rail Projects announced the end of Then She Fell, the seminal immersive production which inspired countless fans and creators, after seven and a half years and 4,444 performances due to the ongoing pandemic.
info_outline Episode 259: Sean Stewart - Roundabout 07/31/2020
Episode 259: Sean Stewart - Roundabout Sean Stewart has been a lot of things in his storied career in telling stories. Novelist, LARPwright, actor, theatre tech, and most famously of all: one of the creators of the modern Alternate Reality Game.
info_outline Episode 258: The One Where We Talk About Twitch, And Other Things 07/24/2020
Episode 258: The One Where We Talk About Twitch, And Other Things It's an all NoPro team episode. Executive editor Kathryn Yu, NYC curator Blake Weil, and LA correspondent Laura Hess join host Noah Nelson to talk about their latest immersive adventures, and what separates theatre from TV in the Pandemic Age.
info_outline Episode 257: Little Cinema DIGITAL 07/17/2020
Episode 257: Little Cinema DIGITAL Jay Rinsky, the founder, CEO, and creative director of the NYC based Little Cinema is back on the show to talk about the arrival of Little Cinema Digital. This new venture from the production company has seen the theatre professionals pivot into creating a video platform of their own.
info_outline Episode 256 - The Under Presents: Tempest 07/10/2020
Episode 256 - The Under Presents: Tempest This week Tender Claws co-founder Samantha Gorman returns to talk about the latest evolution of The Under Presents: an expansion that takes the form of a live-actor driven participatory production of Shakespeare's Tempest.
info_outline Webbed Toes: The DuckTales Footnotes - "Impossibly: The Spear of Selene" 07/10/2020
Webbed Toes: The DuckTales Footnotes - "Impossibly: The Spear of Selene" Our side-track podcast covering the 2017 DuckTales reboot returns with Zay and Noah.