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 299: Siobhán O'Loughlin - Every Day I'll Hope 06/18/2021
Episode 299: Siobhán O'Loughlin - Every Day I'll Hope This week Siobhán O'Loughlin, creator of Broken Bone Bathtub and the Please Don't Touch The Artist online series joins host Noah Nelson to talk about PDT and her upcoming new in-person show in Los Angeles called Every Day I'll Hope.
info_outline Episode 298: Tribeca Immersive 2021 06/11/2021
Episode 298: Tribeca Immersive 2021 This week we talk with creators from two incredible projects in Tribeca Immersive -- Michèle Stephenson, Joe Brewster, and Yasmin Elayat join us from the VR narrative series 'The Changing Same,' which views the long history of racial injustice in America through the lens of magical realism, while Lady PheOnix and Sutu talk with us about celebrating the life of Breonna Taylor by planting 'Breonna's Garden' in augmented reality.
info_outline Episode 297: Maskmaker 06/04/2021
Episode 297: Maskmaker Innerspace VR co-founder Balthazar Auxietre and writer Rob Morgan join us to talk about Maskmaker, the new game from Innerspace published by MWM Interactive that puts players into the role of an apprentice mask maker who must unravel the mystery that haunts a magical island ruled by the master mask maker Prospero.
info_outline Episode 296: Inside the Madcap Motel 05/28/2021
Episode 296: Inside the Madcap Motel 2020 was a long year for everyone, and especially so for Paige Solomon CEO & Creative Director of DTLA's Elsewhere at the Madcap Motel. The attraction's opening night was planned for the very night that everything shut down in California, and the project remained in limbo until opening last month.
info_outline Forum: Crafting Immersive w/ Koryn Wicks & Willing Kompany 05/26/2021
Forum: Crafting Immersive w/ Koryn Wicks & Willing Kompany This week choreographer and creator Koryn Wicks (I Love You Much, SQUEEZE ME TO DEATH; Casting) and her collaborators from Willing Kompany participated in an online Forum centering on the ideas discussed in her recent three-part Crafting Immersive series on No Pro.
info_outline Episode 295: Leila Amirsadeghi 05/21/2021
Episode 295: Leila Amirsadeghi These days Leila Amirsadeghi is with a Senior Program Manager with the Mixed Reality Team at Microsoft for AltSpaceVR, which she joined after being part of the team for the PGA Award-winning BRCvr that brought Burning Man into AltSpace. She's also one of the creators of The Unreal Garden, a mixed reality experience that made its debut at OneDome in San Francisco during the Before Times, and that will be returning in a new form this year.
info_outline Episode 294: Matt Ruff & Blake Collier of The 88 Names Podcast 05/14/2021
Episode 294: Matt Ruff & Blake Collier of The 88 Names Podcast Novelist Matt Ruff (Lovecraft Country) and journalist Blake Collier of the 88 Names Podcast join us after a most unexpected year and two seasons of their podcast, to talk about their journey through the immersive world -- not just the art & entertainment side, but forays into medicine and philosophy as well.
info_outline Bonus Episode: 'Serial Killer Speed Dating' Stalks Clubhouse 05/14/2021
Bonus Episode: 'Serial Killer Speed Dating' Stalks Clubhouse LA's Serial Killer Speed Dating, which put a little immersive horror twist on the speed dating format, has created not one but TWO online versions over the course of the pandemic.
info_outline Episode 293: Javaad Alipoor (Rich Kids: A History of Shopping Malls in Tehran) 05/07/2021
Episode 293: Javaad Alipoor (Rich Kids: A History of Shopping Malls in Tehran) Javaad Alipoor is the co-director, writer, and one of the performers of Rich Kids: A History of Shopping Malls in Tehran, an incredible multi-media theatre piece that links a constellation of Big Ideas into an incredibly human story.
info_outline Episode 292: Sherwood & Nottingham Season 2 05/01/2021
Episode 292: Sherwood & Nottingham Season 2 Sherwood & Nottingham co-creator/director Nick Rheinwald-Jones and Supervising Creative Producer Shoshanna Green join host Noah Nelson to talk about the upcoming second season of the Robin Hood-themed alternate reality roleplaying experience.
info_outline Special Episode: Stand With Asians 04/09/2021
Special Episode: Stand With Asians Stand With Asians is a community call to action that kicked off with a day of protest and programming on March 26, 2021 as a direct response to the mass shooting in Atlanta on March 16th, which came after a year of rising violence and discrimination targeting the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities here in the United States.
info_outline Episode 288: Of The Night 03/19/2021
Episode 288: Of The Night Courtney Nichols & Blakeshine are the co-founders of Of The Night, a new experiential party-in-a-box company that evolved out of Nichols' work in LA – the beloved Disco Dining Club – and Blakeshine's work on the music festival circuit creating large scale experiences.
info_outline Episode 287: Lou Doye 03/12/2021
Episode 287: Lou Doye Working out of England, Lou Doye is an executive producer in the immersive field whose projects often mix immersive theatre and immersive tech. Projects where XR meets the boards. She's also one of my favorite people to talk to, having met while working on the board for the Artizen Transformations Grant. On this episode of the show, Lou and I talk the business of immersive and as always it's an education for me. Plus a little bit about what The RSC's Dream was before the pandemic pivot. Show Notes
info_outline Episode 286: Violeta Ayala, creator of Prison X 03/06/2021
Episode 286: Violeta Ayala, creator of Prison X Violeta Ayala's Prison X — Chapter 1: The Devil and The Sun, stunned us at Sundance this year. The Quechua film and theatre-maker blended lessons learned from those disciplines to put the audience inside a Neo-Andean myth via VR. (Check out our enthusiastic review.)
info_outline Episode 285: Shine On Collective on 'Welcome Home' & 'Spirits of Tillinghast' 02/26/2021
Episode 285: Shine On Collective on 'Welcome Home' & 'Spirits of Tillinghast' Marlee Delia and Anna Mavromati are the co-founders of Shine On Collective, the LA immersive theatre company that made its name creating intimate horror experiences with a strong audio signature. Like so many others in the pandemic, Shine On had to pivot if they wanted to keep producing, and what that landed on came as a surprise.
info_outline Episode 284: The VRChat Prefabs Community 02/19/2021
Episode 284: The VRChat Prefabs Community This week we talk with VRChat worldbuilders CyanLaser and Fionna, who are both part of the team that created the award-winning The Devouring VRChat experience and are admins of the VRC Prefabs Community: a collective of creators doing innovative work in the user-generated virtual worlds of VRChat.
info_outline Episode 283: Sarah Ellis of The RSC talks ‘Dream’ 02/12/2021
Episode 283: Sarah Ellis of The RSC talks ‘Dream’ Sarah Ellis, Director of Digital Development for The Royal Shakespeare Company joins us to talk about 'Dream' the upcoming experimental live-streamed performance that merges live actors, the Unreal Engine, and an audience feedback loop to create a first-of-its-kind interactive performance delivered to desktops and mobile devices.
info_outline Episode 282: Darkfield Radio 02/05/2021
Episode 282: Darkfield Radio David Rosenberg and Glen Neath, the co-directors of Darkfield Radio join us for an in-depth discussion of the art of spatial audio and audience-centered design. Darkfield creates some of the most amazing immersive work, and the delivery method is a pair of headphones. This is a can't-miss episode of the podcast.
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: Correction: In the podcast, Taylor Feld, recipient of the award for Outstanding Achievement in Individual Performance 2020, was verbally misgendered. Feld uses they/them pronouns. We regret the error.
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.