Institute for IDEAS

Institute for Immersive Designs, Experiences, Applications, and Stories


Participatory VR theatre.


While traditional theater was a spectacle for an audience to watch, experimental theaters of Grotowski introduced a concept that the audience becomes part of the play. Using room-scale VR systems as a medium, we design and evaluate collaborative theater experience, where professional actors perform improvised or scripted stories along Artificial Intelligence actors.


  1. Krzysztof Pietroszek, Christian Eckhardt, and Liudmila Tahai. 2018. Hamlet: directing virtual actors in computational live theater. In Proceedings of the 24th ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology (VRST '18). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, Article 93, 1–2.