Using Actors in Interactive Experiences
Jasper will elaborate on his method of training actors to become ‘Experience-Actors’, and how his actors are specifically trained to function within the confines of real-life games. Furthermore, he will explain what a trained ‘Experience-Actor’ is capable of bringing to your project in terms of interactivity, safety, narrative and game-design. Finally he will argue how creators of experiences can transform their way of thinking to include actors in their thought process to fully harness the potential that ‘Experience-Actors’ can add to the immersion of players and thus the success of your experience as a whole.
Jasper Wille has been training and directing actors in- and outside the experiences of ‘Real Life Gaming’ for over two years. He has been responsible for the casting, rehearsing and coordination of many live actors within the successful ‘Prison Escape: Rotterdam’ and their new experience ‘Project Mayhem’. Using his background in directing, writing and acting in classic theater, combined with his study in Interactive Performances and Games, he developed a method of acting that has proven actors can be successfully trained and deployed as the main vessel of a narrative context, as well as an interactive game-element within your experience.