A practical handbook for interactive performance

Interactive Acting offers a wealth of concepts, tools, and philosophy for the creation of interactive performance experiences.  The information and techniques are useful for improvisers, inter-actors, designers of interactive narrative, as well as those interested in understanding what makes participatory engagement succeed or fail.

This book  has been adopted for course work at universities across the United States. The numerous tools to facilitate engagement are illustrated by practical examples and can be applied by performers, writers, directors, and designers.  Also included are introductions to a variety of interactive performance styles, related readings, and a comprehensive glossary of terms.

For anyone looking to engage audiences, end-users, trainees, or customers in co-creative experiences, this book is an essential read.

Interactive Acting: acting, improvisation, and interacting for audience participatory theatre
by Jeff Wirth
Published by Fall Creek Press
Price: $20.95 (free shipping in USA)

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Interactive Styles
Environmental Theatre
Playback Theatre
Theatre of the Oppressed
Theatrical Freestyle

Acting
Character
Environment

Improvising
Basics
Offers
Blocking
Accepting
Building
Give and Take
Narrative
C.R.O.W
Pegs
Links
Reincorporation
Structure
B.M.E.T.
Good Trouble
Bad Trouble
Avoiding Action
Style

Interacting
First Contact
Respect
The “F” Word
TLC
Picking Spectactors
Backleading
Cueing
Endowment
Blind Offers
Steps
Primers
Strokes
Incorporation
Bending
Weaving
Rough Edges
Anachronisms
Spectacting
Bad Spectactors
Obnoxious Audience
Caustic Characters
Interactoring
Lead and Fill
Character
Environment
Script and Improv
Alone Together

Conclusion

Afterwords

Appendix
Environmental Interactive
Related Readings
Glossary

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