Playable Theatre Symposium 2022

The IndieCade Playable Theater Symposium is back with exciting speakers, conversations, workshops on “playshops” for creators working at the intersection of theatre, games and live action roleplaying. Some highlights will include:

  • Festival round-up featuring IndieCade’s own Sam Roberts
  • Sneak peek of new book on educating playable theatre practitioners
  • Designing playable theatre for heritage and historical projects:
  • Creative leads from Disney’s Star Wars Galactic Cruiser
  • IndieCade 2021 Award Winners Patrick Jagoda & Ashley Sparrow
  • Co-Chaired by Evan Torner & Celia Pearce
  • And more…

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Playable Theatre Symposium 2021

Last year’s event included:

  • Special keynote with Gary Izzo, author of the pioneering 1997 book The Art of Play
  • Global Round Ups on playable theatre and larping in the UK, China, and Europe
  • In-depth workshops and playshops on topics such as adaptation, acting for interaction, transformative play, and online improvisation with Netprov
  • Discipline-bridging sessions such as “What is…a game designer?” and “What is…a dramaturg?” and “What is…devising?” and a games+theatre terminology word game
  • Creative roundtable discussions
  • Informal networking on Discord, social hours and mealtime drop-ins at the Playable Pony Pub in Gather.Town
  • Featured speakers include:
    • Jason Morningstar, creator of Fiasco and co-author of the Festival award-winning LARP The Lesser Players’ Tale (US)
    • Cat Jones and Julia Ellingboe, creators of The Sleepover (Honey & Hot Wax, SLarpFest)
    • Yan Xie, Archimedes Inspiration (China, UK)
    • Graham Walmsley, creator of the larps Will That Be All and Marinara (UK)
    • Becky Annison, Director of Engagement at The Chancery Lane Project (UK)
    • Tom Mansfield, Upstart Theatre (UK)
    • Kellian Pletcher Adams, Creator of Club Drosselmeyer (US)
    • Jamie Harper, Hobo Theatre (UK)
    • Sharang Biswas, designer of IndieCade award-winner Feast, and editor of nominee Honey & Hot Wax larp anthology (US)
    • Caro Murphy, Creative Director of Incantrix (US) and Co-Executive Director, Playable Theatre
    • Celia Pearce, Co-Executive Director, Playable Theatre (Symposium Chair)

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