Enabling Creators

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


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Playable Theatre is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, and supports members across the U.S. and around the globe. If you’re looking to support the next generation of innovation in the arts, look no further.


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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.


Read the latest design thinking from our blog:

To Vote Or Not To Vote?

To Vote Or Not To Vote?

I recently attended a preview of a new online work by a well-regarded Boston theatre company. The performance, which was marketed as an “Experimental Game,” took...

Proceduralizing Shakespeare

Proceduralizing Shakespeare

Tabletop Roleplaying Game “Forsooth” provides a framework to improvise new Shakespeare plays in real time.