Psychology of the Audience

Seeking insight into what makes immersive theater work for an audience, Jeffrey Mosser observes three productions: How to Build a Forest, Sleep No More, and Mikhael Tara Garver's Fornicated From the Beatles.

Set of How To Build A Forest.
The Psychology of the Audience
Essay

The Psychology of the Audience

The Rules of Engagement

14 December 2012

Seeking insight into what makes immersive theatre work for an audience, Jeffrey Mosser observes three productions: PearlDamour’s How to Build a Forest, Punchdrunk’s Sleep No More, and Mikhael Tara Garver’s Fornicated From the Beatles.

The set of How To Build A Forest.
The Psychology of the Audience
Essay

The Psychology of the Audience

Inviting the Audience to Play

7 December 2012

Jeffrey Mosser continues his series on immersive theatre. This week, an examination of the patron at Fornicated from the Beatles and How to Build a Forest.

A poster for Fornicated From The Beatles.
The Psychology of the Audience
Essay

The Psychology of the Audience

The departure from traditional theater means that anything is possible

24 November 2012

Jeffrey Mosser seeks the vast possibilities of immersive theatre when an audience is allowed to explore and discover.

A mask from Sleep No More.
Introducing the Psychology of the Audience Series
Essay

Introducing the Psychology of the Audience Series

15 November 2012

Seeking insight into what makes immersive theatre work for an audience, Jeffrey Mosser observes three productions: How to Build a ForestSleep No More, and Mikhael Tara Garver's Fornicated From the Beatles. This four post series includes interviews with creators as well as with patrons pre and post show.

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