FEB 03

The YEAR OF POE, a global collaboration mixing storytelling & emergent technology

What is the Year of Poe initiative?

Ava Lee Scott (co-writer, lead actor, producer), Lance Weiler(co-writer, director, producer) and Nick Fortugno (narrative designer, technical producer) have formed a team in NYC to help model what an immersive adaptation could look like. Together with the Actors Theater of NYC, the Film Society of Lincoln Center and the American Irish Historical Society, the team will be documenting their journey to design and produce an immersive storytelling experience that will premiere later this fall.

DEC
2018
19

Interview with Microsoft

Is there a role for Tech in building communities? As an actor, creator, and artist, Ava Lee Scott has always seen worlds in her head. With technologies such as virtual reality and augmented reality, she’s been able to depart the old space of storytelling and bring her worlds to life in a new way—and bring people together, too. Her storytelling platform, AltspaceVR, is a safe space for people from all over the world to come together. Here, cultural barriers are broken down and people are free to be who they are and live the life they want to live. Social…

DEC
2018
09

Annabellee featured in 2018 round up of 52 Immersive Things by medium.com


“The following is a round up of 52 immersive things from 2018 that mix storytelling, play, design and code…

…A group of working practitioners from around the globe shared the projects that moved them, stood out and were something that shouldn’t be missed.”

-Lance Weiler

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SEP
2018
06

A Mystical Experience in a Hemlock Grove


“It began as VR gameplay with a soothsayer and ended with interactive theater in a remote cabin…”

-Becky Sayers

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AUG
2018
10

25 Immersive Creators and Companies to Watch in NYC


“Have you ever had your fortune read at the McKittrick Hotel? Chances are that you’ve run into Ava Lee Scott…

-Kathryn Yu

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JUN
2018
12

North Bend Film Festival Announces Annabellee in the First Wave of Titles


“North Bend Film Festival’s focus on crossover storytelling includes the not-to-be-missed World Premiere of the immersive and intimate art performance from Ava Lee Scott…”

-Haleigh Foutch

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MAR
2017
23

Recognized for “Tennessee on Hudson” in The New York Daily News


‘ “Are you kidding me? What a shame.”

That was New Yorker Ava Lee Scott’s reaction when she learned of a “Wheel of Fortune” contestant who couldn’t solve this puzzle: A STREETCAR NA—ED DESIRE…’

-Joe Dziemianowicz

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MAR
2016
02

All the Rave’n: Serenade


“The latest iteration of the first person exploration of history/literature is Serenade, an expansion of the eponymous Edgar Allan Poe poem….”

-JK Clarke

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"Creator Ava Lee Scott is exceedingly inventive; she’s taken the things most bothersome about immersive theatre and banished them from her work."


Saunder Gusinow
MAR
2015
06

Serenade Reviewed by Barbed Wired

“Creator Ava Lee Scott is exceedingly inventive; she’s taken the things most bothersome about immersive theatre and banished them from her work.” Saunder Gusinow Read Full Review

FEB
2015
27

Serenade Review “Regilding the Gilded Age in New York”

By Tony Perrottet Even more thrilling was news that the theatrical spirit of the Slide refuses to die. In a startling example of history’s resilience in New York, Mr. Jordan told me that the wine bar is hosting creative tributes to Edgar Allan Poe, who lived around the corner in the West Village for two years in the 1840s, created by alumni of “Sleep No More,” the wildly successful pioneer of immersive theater staged in a warehouse in Chelsea. And so, on the night of Jan. 19 — Poe’s birthday, as it happened — I found myself being handed a Tarot card (gratifyingly,…

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