Creative Director | Storyteller
XR | Themed entertainment | Theater
SKITS & GIGGLES
NARRATIVE DIRECTOR / WRITER
Skits & Giggles is a dynamic combination of sketches and musical numbers that pushes the limits of live VR performance in Horizon Worlds.
Grab a virtual glass, your sense of humor, and immerse yourself in this VR-iety show where two of the sassiest women on the Horizon discuss everything from the latest memes to financial advice to navigating a romance with your kitchen appliance.
Skits & Giggles made its World Premiere at the Raindance Film Festival 2022, nominated for Best Immersive Performance.
FINDING PANDORA X
NARRATIVE DIRECTOR / WRITER
At the crossroads of live theatre and the cutting-edge digital world, Finding Pandora X is a live, immersive theatrical VR experience that draws a modern take to an ancient myth. This revolutionary performance features Broadway talent and premieres the world's first Virtual Repertory Theatre. The audience becomes a part of the performance, playing the role of the Greek Chorus while interacting with live actors as the play unfolds.
With the passing of ages, the Gods of Mount Olympus have faded away until only two remain: Zeus and Hera. Now they too are in danger of disappearing if they cannot recover the box of hope that Pandora removed so long ago.
Directed by Kiira Benzing, Finding Pandora X made its World Premiere at the 77th Venice International Film Festival - VR Expanded and its North American Premiere at SXSW 2021.
NARRATIVE DESIGNER / CREATIVE PRODUCER
Embracing the future of Social VR and social worlds, LOVESEAT is a groundbreaking new format pushing the boundaries of collective virtual experiences. Wearing VR headsets and motion trackers, the actors perform for a live audience while simultaneously embodying avatars for a virtual audience on the social VR platform, High Fidelity.
Two lonely, ordinary people are drawn into a reality show competition to win the love of a Perfect Partner (who looks an awful lot like an empty chair). Performed simultaneously to virtual and real world audiences.
Loveseat made its World Premiere at the 76th Venice International Film Festival. It is the first ever live play performed simultaneously to virtual and real world audiences.
NARRATIVE DESIGNER / WRITER
Metropoles is a multiplayer collaborative VR experience designed to raise awareness about gentrification. A live performer guides the players around a city neighborhood. The players encounter 360˚ video stories, and the documentary world transitions into a 3D replica of the neighborhood. Players are given magic abilities to re-shape the city block by making difficult decisions collaboratively. As the experience evolves, the players become characters themselves, sharing their own stories.
Metropoles was part of the 2017 Oculus Launchpad. Combining live performance, storytelling, 360˚ documentary and dance this interactive experience centers on an intimate neighborhood in Brooklyn. Founded on the principles of participatory democracy and tactical urbanism this multiplayer experience raises awareness that we all have a voice in the shaping of our communities.
CREATIVE PRODUCER/NARRATIVE DESIGN
(Augmented reality content)
In 2015 over 300 artists were displaced from their studios in Gowanus, Brooklyn.Blending VR, AR, and user-generated content, Cardboard City is a hands-on interactive documentary that uses these artists’ stories as an entry point. Viewers are invited to become creators and to add their own stories to an ever-evolving cityscape. Cardboard City held its World Premier at Convergence during the 54th annual New York Film Festival at Lincoln Center.