Jeff Wirth is a master of the art of serious play. His background spans the spectrum–from Ringling Brother’s clown to university professor, from computer programmer to ballroom dancer, from published author to nationally renowned improviser. This diverse background has given rise to a unique blend of visionary imagination and nuts-and-bolts practicality.
The hallmark of Jeff’s work is his innate ability to empower teams and individuals to realize their potential through the process of serious play. Before establishing the Interactive PlayLab, Jeff was the Artistic Director for Playing with Reality, and prior to that he served on the faculty at the University of Central Florida for 9 years, where he founded and directed the Interactive Performance Lab.
Jeff’s creative skills have attracted a roster of top-tier clients, including Cirque du Soleil, Disney Imagineering, Blue Man Group, and Ringling Brothers Clown College. He is a recognized authority on interactive experience design, having developed and directed over 100 projects for industries ranging from entertainment, to health care, to hospitality.
Jeff has run three production companies, edited a national newsletter, and authored the book Inter-active Acting. He has also written and directed over 100 interactive performance experiences.
Jeff now lives in New York City, where he continues to train inter-actors and pioneer new innovations in interactive performance.