Stephanie Allen

Stephanie Allen

The Art of Immersion

Since joining Punchdrunk in 2011, Steph has worked in both a creative and producorial capacity. She has assisted in the creation of live and digital experiences, and has developed several new production concepts for the company. Steph currently manages the Punchdrunk Research & Development Programme, focusing on exploring and testing new theatrical concepts and forms.

Punchdrunk is widely considered the most influential immersive theater production company in the world. When they started their work in 2000 in London their impact was immense and launched a wave of enthusiasm for experiences that actively engage their participants.

Punchdrunk Enrichment takes the company’s innovative practice into communities and schools, creating performances with and for children, young people and participants. Integral to the creation of this work is the same commitment to exemplary design and performance that defines Punchdrunk’s large-scale productions for adult audiences.

Key projects to date include installation-based schools projects, The Lost Lending Library and Under the Eiderdown, and Against Captain’s Orders, a family adventure created in partnership with the National Maritime Museum. An extensive professional development programme and on-site projects for primary schools were run alongside The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable.

Find out more about Punchdrunk Enrichment’s practice in ‘Doorways’ by Charlie Tims.

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