Manzanar Immersive

Manzanar Immersive


Event Date: Saturday, March 30, 2019
Showings (one-hour per showing): 4:00, 5:30, 7:30 PM PST
Location: Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute, second floor of the GVJCI Hall building
Ticket price: $20/person
Maximum number of people per showing: 6
NOTE: Our ticketing system does not automatically reserve spaces, so you will be notified via email if your reservation is accepted or not.

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.

“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

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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“A mix of immersive education and entertainment was an hour well spent! Highly recommend this experience to people of all ages.” — Amanda O., teacher