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Alex Coulombe
Dec 5, 2018 · 2 min read

After months of behind-the-scenes work with High Fidelity exploring the pros/cons, ins/outs, ups/downs of live performance in VR, we’re thrilled to announce our first fully-fledged public event: an Improv Workshop.

Sat, December 8th | 5:00 PM EST, 2:00 PM PST

In our case studies this summer, we tested scripted performances: comedy, drama, and even dance, but the modality we found ourselves most thrilled by was improv. There’s something about the style of High Fidelity — a little playful, a little charming, very social, that lends itself to the atmosphere of a good improv comedy show. First and foremost: a chance to try something new and ‘yes, and’ the people around you.

And now, here we are, a few days away from the event. High Fidelity has built us a theater to our specifications, and we’re ready to bring you into the fold, and all it takes is an Android phone or computer (VR headset optional, FYI).

Check out our awesome improv experts:

Kevin Laibson, Improv Director

Ray Cordova, Actor
Katie Hartman, Actor
Jake Keefe, Actor
Tracy Mull, Actor
Sarah Nowak, Actor
Keisha Zollar, Actor

And we wouldn’t be able to do any of this without our kickass crew:

David Gochfeld, Producer
Kiira Benzing, Director
Michelle Thomas, Production Manager

Special thanks to sponsor VRBAR, Brooklyn’s First Virtual Reality Arcade, for hosting the performers live.

If you’re interested in attending or would like to know more (especially about how to get started with High Fidelity), please visit the Eventbrite page here: hubs.ly/H0fMYSb0

Lastly, if you’re not particularly interested in learning improv but love a good show, NEXT next Saturday (December 15th) we’ll have a full on performance. More info here: hubs.ly/H0fGmsG0

Alive in Plasticland

Explorations of Live Performance in Virtual Reality

Alex Coulombe

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Creative Director of Agile Lens: Immersive Design, pioneering new VR/AR content in the architecture and theatre industries. #AliveInPlasticland #XRDad

Alive in Plasticland

Explorations of Live Performance in Virtual Reality

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