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The Art & Craft of Immersive Performances - building enchanted worlds

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The Art & Craft of Immersive Performances - building enchanted worlds


Crafting experiences that can be transformative require a careful balance of imagination and design. Ava Lee Scott (Sleep No More, Home of Enchantments, The Raven) joins us for a candid discussion on the art and craft of immersive performances in a world where the line between performer and audience is rapidly changing. Recently back from staging her latest work "Home of Enchantments" at the Overlook Festival in NOLA, Ava will pull back the curtain on how she brings characters to life with performance, emergent technology, and passion.

Afterward, stick around for a special prototyping session focused on the performative elements of crafting one on one based experiences.

About Ava and her work...
Ava Lee Scott is an actress and Brooklyn, New York native of Brazilian and Italian descent. She speaks Portuguese and Spanish fluently. Ava studied at the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute, The New School and is a graduate of the Sanford Meisner Conservatory programs with William Esper (2001-2004) and Maggie Flanigan (2007-2010) in New York City. She also studied classical theatre at Southampton College with Alec Baldwin and Shakespeare at The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum with Ellen Geer in Los Angeles. Ava’s first television experience was in New York Undercover. Since then, she’s acted and performed stunts in NBC’s Law & Order: Criminal Intent, AMC’s Dietland, Amazon’s The Tick, Netflix’s The Good Cop, Darren Aronofsky‘s Noah, Joss Whedon‘s The Avengers, Tony Scott‘s The Taking of Pelham 123, Michael Cuesta‘s Tell Tale, The Shoemaker and most recently, opposite Paul Giamatti in Showtime’s Billions. An accomplished performer on stage, Ava also has extensive experience in immersive theatre, she created and performed her character, Annabella the Gypsy in the off-Broadway show Sleep No More from 2011-2017. She is the creator, writer, and lead actor of the off-Broadway immersive musical, Serenade, which was featured in The New York Times and The New York Times Explorer. Ava is developing an original, scripted supernatural series that involves other artistic platforms, including theater with emerging technology; AI, virtual and augmented reality. She is the co-founder and artistic director of Actors Theater of NYC, a multidisciplinary acting company. In the Fall of 2019, Ava will be performing as Edgar Allan Poe in the world premiere of The Raven directed by Lance Weiler at the New York Film Festival.
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