NET/TEN Shareback: Swim Pony Performing Arts & Toasterlab - Storytrails Immersive Storytelling Guide

2017-18 Exchange Grant Recipients

Swim Pony Performing Arts (Philadelphia, PA) will collaborate with Toasterlab (North Hollywood, CA), tech specialists in location-triggered performance, to develop Philadelphia Story Trails. Together the companies will prototype a unique mobile app that invokes the experience of immersive theater through a real-time drama delivered to audiences at specific points as they travel along the Philadelphia Circuit Trail system.


This document summarizes the key findings from three development workshop over the course of the year. In exploring our connection with Toasterlab we found a variety of useful tools and lessons that guided the creation of narratives in GPS triggered site-specific contexts. This was synthesized into a writer-centric document that we shared with writers who later came on board to create stories for the project. We hope others might find these lessons useful in attempts to expand this into their own work.

Click below to download the StoryTrails Writer Packet as a PDF:


Photo by John Hawthorne.

Photo by John Hawthorne

Photo by John Hawthorne.


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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

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