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Playable Theatre aims to change the world by enabling creators, artists, and audiences to experience meaningful agency in live performance.

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Many of our events are free and open to the public. We welcome practitioners at all levels. 

Who are we?

We are designers, actors, academics, playwrights, larpwrights, tech mavens, game-makers, puzzle aficionados, musicians, directors, producers and more! Our mission is to support interdisciplinary creators who are engaged in designing, producing and disseminating interactive live performative works.

We hold the values of diversity, inclusion, participation and agency.

What is playable theatre?

Playable theatre broadly describes participatory, immersive  theatrical events—embodied experiences where audiences have meaningful agency to influence the outcome—that bring together aspects of games and theatre to create new forms of art and entertainment. These works encompass a wide range of genres in which participants are an active part of the experience, ranging from forms of immersive theatre to live action roleplaying.

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Read the latest design thinking from our blog:

Designing For Reality: Fault-Tolerant Larps

Designing For Reality: Fault-Tolerant Larps

By Jason Morningstar There’s a larp modality that looks like this: You design a large, intricate live action game called Legacy of the Witch-Nuns. Characters are...

A Proposed Taxonomy of the Immersive Arts

A Proposed Taxonomy of the Immersive Arts

When I think about the field in which I am currently developing work, have often been thinking of it as where games intersect with theater. Now, I’m thinking about it in slightly more robust terms. 

Playable Theatre is About to Have a Moment

Playable Theatre is About to Have a Moment

When the pandemic hit, it was a genuine apocalypse for people building live, in-person experiences. By definition, creators of theatre, music, festivals, escape...