“This is in my top five most emotionally affecting immersive shows I’ve attended. An excellent example of combining immersive theater, escape room challenges, and narrative agency–very much recommended.” — Aaron V., attendee at March 2019 pilot showing
Manzanar Immersive is an educational “live interactive narrative experience” that shares important lessons about the Japanese American World War II history in a hands-on, engaging environment where the participants are part of the show.
Manzanar Immersive is an in-person “empathy” experience in which people collaborate to solve puzzles, complete activities, and interact with character actors as they proceed through the narrative of a Japanese American family living through the wartime experience. Manzanar Immersive will help people learn about Japanese American history, culture, and values along with other learning skills, such as collaboration, communication, and empathy.
Manzanar Immersive is designed to be a mobile production that can be setup and used in various locations, including schools and museums. The design will later be used to create a framework for educational live interactive narrative experiences about other learning content, including any K-12 and college academic subjects.
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For more information on Manzanar Immersive, please contact us.
“The Manzanar Immersive experience was eye-opening and powerful. It was an emotional and memorable learning experience that I will not forget!” — Diana L., teacher