Saturday, April 13 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
The Impact of Environmental Storytelling with Scout Expedition Co. - Conversation 1064 - REQUIRES TICKET

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Can a physical environment tell an engaging story that brings audiences to tears? “The Nest” - an immersive theater production incorporating elements of narrative video games, escape rooms, and serialized podcasts - was able to do just that. In this presentation, Jeff Leinenveber and Jarrett Lantz, Creative Directors of “The Nest,” will share both theoretical and practical principles of immersive set design and environmental storytelling. *To experience “The Nest,” check out the activation on the Newstory Playground.

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Jeff Leinenveber

Jeff Leinenveber is Co-Creative Director at Scout Expedition Co., an immersive theater company located in Los Angeles, California. In April 2017, Scout created "The Nest", which mixed elements of theater, narrative video games, and escape rooms, allowing the audience to explore a dark storage room belonging to a mysterious woman. Jeff is an active member of the immersive community and has been involved in several productions over the years. Having pr... Read More →
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Jarrett Lantz

Jarrett Lantz is Co-Creative Director of Scout Expedition Co., an immersive theater company based in Los Angeles. Scout most recently ran "The Nest," a small-format show described by The Verge as "...transcend[ing] its escape room and video game influences, turning a well-known... Read More →

Saturday April 13, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Annenberg Auditorium, Signing Area 3