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Award-winning director Sacha Wares delivers a workshop for professionals interested in making and/or presenting work using new technologies. 

In association with iCCi at University of Kent, award-winning director Sacha Wares will lead a workshop to share some practical tips about ways to make immersive and interactive documentary that feels safe, inviting and accessible for all. This workshop is suitable for anyone with a professional interest in making and/or presenting work using new technologies.

Using Museum of Austerity as a case study, Sacha will go through some of the unique challenges and exciting opportunities that interactive formats present in terms of ensuring participant wellbeing and widening access.

Workshop Leaders

Sacha Wares is a critically acclaimed director whose theatre work has been seen at the Royal Court, RSC, Young Vic and Almeida theatres amongst others. She is founder of Trial and Error Studio,  Innovation Associate at English Touring Theatre and was associate of the National Theatre Immersive Storytelling Studio (2020-24). Wares’ work as director for extended reality performance includes Adult Children (Donmar/ETT/Trial and Error),  Museum of Austerity (ETT/NT/Trial and Error) and Inside (Trial and Error/All Seeing Eye). Sacha is an Innovate UK Award recipient for her pioneering research into multisensory accessibility for extended reality narrative.

Sacha will be joined by:

Benjamin Smith, who has 6 years experience as a producer of immersive and interactive work, with a specific focus on the audience experience.  Benjamin was project producer at the Immersive Storytelling Studio of the National Theatre (2020-24) and has taken immersive work to Tribeca, IDFA and Sundance.

Meg Fozzard is a disabled freelance producer and journalist who studied Creative Producing for Digital Platforms at the National Film and Television School.  Recent work includes: Producer on the Museum of Austerity during its presentation at BFI LFF,  Project Coordinator on the podcast Equal Too: Achieving Disability Equality with HARDER THAN YOU THINK ahead of the Paralympic Games in Tokyo. She was part of the team at BBC Voice and AI that created Beat the Bot, an AI voice controlled quiz.


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