Janet K Howe
immersive / interactive / site-specific
director - producer - consultant
Janet K Howe is an immersive, interactive, and site-specific director, creator, consultant, and producer. For seven years Janet served as Artistic Director of (re)discover theatre in Chicago, producing eighteen shows, eight large events, and ongoing programing. This included creating and directing large scale productions such as ‘Farewell My Friends’ and ‘FOR ONE’. Janet's background in dance and design creates highly visual and multi-sensory experiences. Janet has an interest in how interactive experiences and play can be used to unpack challenging and complex topics. Recently, Janet completed an MA studying immersive theatre in London, focusing on this interest as well as accessibility in immersive forms. Janet has trained with Punchdrunk, Third Rail Projects, The Neo Futurist, Frantic Assembly, and has worked with companies such as Blast Theory, ZU-UK, and Coney.
THE PEACE + FREEDOM GAMES
A student driven, games making project about the American Civil Rights Movement. Students will become experts in major events of the Civil Rights Movement and create games inspired by them. The games will come together in an ultra game viscerally activating how the Civil Rights movement took a large community taking different actions towards a common goal.