Mikhael Tara Garver on FORNICATED FROM THE BEATLES & NYU ITP presents NEW WORKS

"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.

http://www.fornicatedfromthebeatles.com/

@taragarver

 

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

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  • Mike Knowlton

    Great Forum - lots of diverse projects. Got my Fornicated From The Beatles tickets...can't wait.

    July 25, 2012

  • Judy Blackshear

    Exciting new stuff. And very thought-provoking - not only about my projects I have cooking in the back of my mind, but also about some past experiences I didn't even think to bring into it.

    July 25, 2012

  • Will Kreth

    The audience are the actors are the audience. The immersive feeling of the concept album may be dead, but is the LARP of FFTB the surrogate/proxy/replacement? Kudos to MTG for pushing the 4th wall boundaries to see what lies beyond the alienated/discrete experience of downloaded music today.

    July 25, 2012

  • Tim Gilligan

    A very organically curated evening of projects and disciplines. The format has me itching for more. I look forward to attending again!

    July 25, 2012

  • Robin White

    It was the best one I've attended - only went to one other which was heavy on theory and light on examples of putting the theory into practice. This was really informative and thought provoking. Thank you!

    July 25, 2012

  • Annie Hsu

    Fantastic event - can't wait to see the show, and loved the ITP presentations!

    July 25, 2012

  • Aina

    Super fun! Can't wait to see the show.

    July 25, 2012

  • Aina

    Awesome! Be great to see you again :-) Aina

    July 11, 2012

  • Heather Taylor

    Looking forward to my first meet up!

    July 11, 2012

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