Theatre + VR/AR/MR/XR

Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Photo of two actors on a stage, one wearing a virtual reality headset
“Inworlds” virtual reality and live theatre performance. Courtesy of Mike Mendel and Secret Portal.

This industry and academy roundtable discussion explores how theatres use immersive technology, if story changes in a headset, if virtual reality/augmented reality will replace live theatre, accessibility issues and career options. Free.

Roundtable participants

  • Elizabeth Bradley Hunter, assistant professor of theatre studies (moderator)
  • Joshua McVeigh-Schultz, assistant professor of Visual Communication Design
  • Steve Horowitz, audio director, Nickelodeon Digital; lecturer of composition and music for games/film
  • Steve Boyle, CEO, Epic Immersive
  • Kathy Yuen, interaction designer, HeartFlow Inc.

Hosted by the Fabula(b) in the SF State School of Theatre and Dance, in partnership with SF State’s School of Theatre and Dance, School of Design and Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability and the CSU Entertainment Alliance.

Related event

The Under Presents and student virtual reality productions, February 4, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., J. Paul Leonard Library, room 260

J. Paul Leonard Library, Room 121
Elizabeth Bradley Hunter