Title: The Raven
Status: World Premiere New York Film Festival
Type of Project: Immersive Theatre
My Role: Co-writer, Director, Co-Producer
Project Description: “Edgar Allan Poe is dead. He died in Baltimore the day before yesterday. This announcement will startle many but few will be grieved by it.” So begins the infamous Rufus Griswold obituary of Poe, who died penniless and unhappy days after being discovered delirious in the gutter on a cold fall morning. The author’s legacy, his ghosts, and even the mysterious circumstances of his death are examined in this immersive theater experience that blends, elements of game play, cutting-edge audio technology, and first-rate storytelling. – New York Film Festival program description
Official site: theraven.show
Stats: This project uses Bose AR glasses, the internet of things, a haunted early 19th century New York City Manson and a single performer (Ava Lee Scott)
Partners/Collaborators: Film at Lincoln Center, New York Film Festival, Columbia University School of the Arts’ Digital Storytelling Lab, Actors Theater NYC, Man Made Music and the American Irish Historical Society.