Session Description:

Everyday, we are bombarded with many small bursts of content on social media that try to capture our short attention spans. But what if these content can be coordinated to provide the consumer a meaningful, immersive, and dramatic experience that lasts more than 5 seconds? In this session, we will introduce a new social immersive theatre method and the experiences that we went through to implement an experimental Facebook play. Through our session, we hope to show the audience the immense potential that social media poses to create a lasting storytelling experience.

Takeaways:

1. We can overcome the immediacy of social media through storytelling.
2. Social media offers new tools to further immerse audiences in theatrical productions.
3. Social media can make theatre more accessible to the younger generation.

Presenter:

Paige Borak