Immersive theatre is an evolving frontier. As a relatively young, emerging art form, the landscape of the immersive theatre industry changes at a breakneck pace. With new styles, philosophies, and technologies being created everyday, innovations can pass the community by without ever being noticed, along with the impact they might have on the industry.
The goal for this blog is to be a hub for hosting conversations about trends and values within the immersive theatre industry. It's a place to discuss (and we do mean discuss, this is not meant to be a one-sided conversation) storytelling techniques, new technologies, business practices, audience needs, and news throughout the industry. It's a place for everyone, from audience members to artistic directors, to shape our community.
So pick a topic, dive in, and join the conversation.
We'd love to hear from you! The Conversation is meant to be an open forum for discussing issues throughout the immersive theatre industry, both here in the US and abroad. We are very interested in receiving either pitches for new articles or completed articles.
Some important information before you submit:
What we're looking for: We want to hear from a variety of perspectives about current issues, trends, approaches, and philosophies surrounding the immersive theatre industry. You could discuss any range of topics, from business ethics, audience care practices, or methods of inclusivity to new technologies, game mechanics, or story structures. The sky is the limit, so long as the main focus is immersive theatre. While we are open to articles about other immersive industries (e.g. video games, amusement parks, escape rooms, etc.) or the larger theatre industry, the article must somehow pertain directly to immersive theatre.
We are also specifically interested in evidence-based discussions. Your topic doesn't have to be overly academic or have quantitative evidence, but whenever possible we are looking for articles that use clear, real-world examples to back up your point. For example, an article comparing narrative structure between Sleep No More and Then She Fell would be excellent, but a list of The 10 Coolest Scenes from Fuerza Bruta wouldn't be accepted.
What we're not looking for: Reviews, press releases, exclusionary or inflammatory content.
Who can submit?: Anyone! You don't have to be an artistic director or world famous creator to be a part of the community! We welcome submissions from anyone who is interested in immersive theatre.
How to submit an idea: We have a handy form at the bottom of this page! If you have a full article already written, we have a space to attach files, please submit your word documents (no PDF's please, we need to be able to reformat your work to fit the website). If you have an idea for an article, but aren't sure if it will be accepted, write us a pitch! Tell us about your idea and any evidence you hope to include, we'll be happy to give you some feedback or a nudge in the right direction.
Things to include: A title, your name, a little info about yourself, information about your idea (or a full copy of your article), a picture or video (if relevant), a bibliography (you MUST cite your sources).
If you want to include an image or video: Unfortunately we can only accept files less than 10MB via the submission form. However, let us know that you want to include a file in the message section, and we'll reach out to you via email.
What happens after I submit?: We'll take a look at your work and send a response as soon as we can. Depending on how busy we are, it might take a little while. We may respond with some edits or suggestions, or possibly ask for more sources. You can then make any necessary changes and respond to us via email. Once everything looks good to go, we'll publish your article on our site!
Article ownership: Ludens Theatre Company does NOT own any submissions to the site. All creative and intellectual property belongs to the author of the article alone, and will be credited as such. In addition, LTC does not believe in censorship, and will publish any articles that adhere to the guidelines above. The views and opinions expressed in the articles belong to the author alone, and are not endorsed by LTC in any way.