New Immersive Theatre Series HERE Gets Preview Run in Manhattan
A limited preview run has been announced for the pilot episode of HERE, a new immersive theatre work that will run in episodic format. The show will run Feb 19th - 26th, 2017.
HERE is a long-term immersive work that will run in episodic format, allowing audiences to witness the story unfold over time. Similar in structure to a television series, HERE invites audience members into the live performance of each new episode which builds on the previously crafted narrative. The ever-expanding storyline allows for new character introduction and the continuation of existing characters' trajectories over time.
Directed by Kelly Bartnik and featuring a cast and production team of Immersive Theater forerunners, HERE offers an intensely intimate experience for only 5 audience members at a time. With a narrative devised collaboratively by the cast and director, the pilot episode of HERE will introduce the primary characters and the premise on which the entire series will be based.
With the news of the death of a long-absent father, two siblings and their childhood neighbors find themselves returning to the place they once called home. As they singularly descend on the location of their last physical connection, the four of them find themselves jolted into a layered whirlwind of memory and sensation where they must not only come to terms with their connected pasts, but with the paralleled and unexpected reality of the present.
Tickets are on sale now for $75 and can be purchased by visiting www.hereny.com. Exact location to be disclosed after ticket confirmation (General Location: Downtown Manhattan).
Conceived and directed by Kelly Bartnik, HERE was collectively written by and will be performed by Kelly Bartnik, Donna Costello, Zach Martens, Wil Petre, and Tori Sparks. The show includes art direction by Tori Sparks, spatial and interactive design by Wildrence, LLC, sound design by John Glover, and costumes by Colleen Ehrlich. Produced by Kelly Bartnik, Yvonne Chang, Jae Lee, Lisa Leighton, and Tori Sparks.