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.
This event will take place at The American Irish Historical Society (991 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028).
Lance Weiler, Ava Lee Scott, Nick Fortugno, Nick Childs, Joel Beckerman
World Premiere October 10, 2019
Actors Theater of NYC is excited to announce the collaboration with Columbia University School of the Arts Digital Storytelling Lab and the Film Society of Lincoln Center on an immersive storytelling experience that reimagines one of Poe’s seminal works – The Raven.
Over the course of 2019, Actors Theater of NYC ensemble members will perform with visionary game designers, creative technologists, experience designers, artists, directors and makers to create a prototype experience that will be staged during the NYFF’s Convergence section in 2019.
Set within a special secret location from the 1800s, The Raven will be an immersive experience that mixes storytelling, performance, and emergent technology.
170 Years after America’s literary genius tragic death, Edgar Allan Poe reveals the mysteries that plagued his life; his duel with death, his lost love, his tortured soul, his descent into madness, and the manifestation of The Raven.