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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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