If you’re intrigued by the storytelling potential of virtual reality, or love immersive theater, then you need to attend the FoST Festival that runs Friday October 6 through Sunday October 8, 2017 on Staten Island. We’ve organized a great deal for Show-Score members -- 25% off the normal $40 ticket. That’s just $30 for an entire day and evening of entertainment, with free transportation!
I went to the Festival last year and had a great time. Here’s what the critics’ said:
“We’ve Seen the Future of Storytelling, and It's F@#%ing Awesome” – VICE
"#1 emerging conference every advertising professional should attend in 2017" - AdWeek
"“It’s hard to imagine how they’ll top it next year, but I certainly wouldn’t want to miss finding out.” - Forbes
“A phantasmagoria of virtual reality, augmented reality, olfactory experiments, immersive theater and numerous mind-bending tricks.” - The New York Times
This year there are more than 40 world or US premieres, including some great theater:
“Broken Bone Bathtub” by Siobhan O'Loughlin, a powerful one-woman immersive theater performance that takes place in a bathtub;
“Edible Reflections” by Marije Vogelzang, a multisensory audio and food experience bringing friends and strangers together;
“Mp3 Experiment” by Charlie Todd of Improv Everywhere, a participatory audio adventure where attendees download an audio file and listen to synchronized secret instructions in a public space via headphones;
Three Live Action Role Play (LARP) experiences by Lizzie Stark;
“Alice, The Virtual Reality Play”, a complete VR experience that immerses viewers into a virtual scene and allows them to interact physically in real time with actors and objects,
“The Pigeoning” by Robin Frohardt, a darkly comedic yet heartfelt story that spins articulate puppetry, original music, and lo-fi special effects into an epic tale about the illusion of safety and control in the context of the end of the world;
You can get all of the details on the Festival website. To get the special $30 offer for Show-Score members, click here.