StoryCode's Chapters hold monthly events feature immersive media project presentations coupled WITH discussion.
JourneyLab and "The Alving Estate"
For the February 2016 StoryCode NYC Forum we are thrilled to welcome Victor Carinha who will present the work of JourneyLab, a theater company that is redefining how audiences experience storytelling.
It's most recent project "THE ALVING ESTATE" is an immersive, site-sympathetic theatrical experience adapted from Ibsen's Ghosts & set in the 1950's – where audiences are free to choose their own narrative. Brought on as prospectively employed household help, the audience is adorned with surgical masks and white cotton gloves; they are launched into the center of a story where family, betrayal, and disease intersect. It's an intimate evening where struggles are made to keep secrets in and demons out.
The show is set in the late 1950’s at the Morris-Jumel Mansion in Manhattan. It's a companion production to the much anticipated GIVE ME THE SUN, which is slated to open later in 2016.
Helene Alving has lived in an emotional void after the passing of her promiscuous, but charming husband. Determined to escape the ghosts of her past, she intends to reveal the truth to her son Osvald. Yet, on his return from a life in France, Osvald reveals he has inherited the legacy of his father’s dissolute life. THE ALVING ESTATE is a precursor to the events of Ibsen’s play – dealing with the intimate relations of a family struggling to keep secrets in, and the demons out. Audiences craft their own narrative by engaging in scenes, exploring the estate, and influencing the evening’s events.Register Here