"A rock show meets theater, with a different band every night"
FORNICATED FROM THE BEATLES is a love song to American pop, a performance of simultaneous surround- sound stories, a rousing dance party, and a look into the lives of 10 music fans - all from the generation after the generation that fell into bed to the songs of John, Paul, George, and Ringo, a generation searching for its own undeniable song. An pioneering immersive musical theater experience, FORNICATED FROM THE BEATLES has played to festivals nationwide.
Mikhael Tara Garver is an immersive theater director who began her career in Chicago as the Artistic Director and Co-founder of beloved storefront company Uma Productions and since has moved to New York and has worked at the Atlantic Theater, American Repertory Theater, Collaboraction Theater, American Conservatory Theater, The Kitchen, New York University – Tisch and Steinhardt, American Theater Company, Timeline Theatre, Court Theatre, and Steppenwolf Theater Company. Mikhael received her Bachelors in Theatre from Northwestern University and her MFA in Directing from Columbia University where she was the recipient of tthe Heyward Fellowship award and the Shubert Award. Over the past three years she has worked extensively for Anne Bogart and SITI company and was invited to Edinburgh as one of the National Theater of Scotland’s Emerging Artists in 2009. She was the associate director of Sleep No More: a production by London’s punchdrunk at American Repertory Theater and the Associate Producer of the 2010 Emerging America Festival at A.R.T.
STORYCODE is proud to present some of the brightest new minds in the immersive media space - innovators at the cutting edge of tech, story and media: Current students in NYU's ITP program. A showcase of 4 recent projects, this overview shows what's possible and how they did it.
Elena Parker is a cross-platform producer and writer who has worked on multimedia projects with institutions such as HBO, The New York Public Library, FOOD52 and The Workbook Project. She is currently pursing her Masters Degree at NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program, where her focus is on interactive video, transmedia and new platforms for long form storytelling. She will be presenting an interactive video piece called "Walter: An Eye Aware Kinetoscope." http://itp.nyu.edu/~ep1243/blog/?gallery=walter-an-eye-aware-kinetoscope @elenakathryn
Matthew Epler recently moved back to the U.S. after teaching film theory and history in Brazil and Jordan. He is pursuing a Master's Degree in Interactive Telecommunications at NYU. Fields of interest include data viz, graphical programming, and archives. He will be presenting data visualization project, "Grand Old Party" http://mepler.com/Grand-Old-Party @matthewepler
Nick Santaniello is an app and game designer / developer hailing from San Francisco, CA. A recent graduate of NYU Tisch's Interactive Telecommunications Program, he enjoys developing mobile and console games, data visualizations, and other interactive experiences -- most recently, he completed a beta version of the explorative and social mobile game, Barcode Bots, which he will be presenting.http://www.barcodebots.net
Kate Tibbetts left a career running political initiatives for non-profits like Rock the Vote and MoveOn.org to pursue a Master's Degree at NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program. Fields of interest include story telling, animation, and activism. She will be presenting her wikipedia-based storytelling project WikiHistory http://itp.nyu.edu/~kt922/coll_storytelling/final_wiki/wiki_d2.html @KateTibbetts