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This Experimental Play Refuses To Be The New 'Sleep No More'

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

This spring, the British theater critic Alice Jones diagnosed herself. She's a sufferer of “Site Specific Angst -- that woozy, stomach-clenching...

'Sleep No More' Makes All Your Dreams Come True And Adds A Restaurant

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 01.26.2014 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — A new restaurant opening this week in New York has more than just good food on the menu. The British theater company Punchdrunk unv...

Sleep No More: 'The Thing Is Just So Overwhelming'

AP | By MARK KENNEDY | Posted 04.21.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK -- They were hooked: The moment singer-songwriter Jim James and his bandmates from My Morning Jacket first wandered into the immersive, genre...

BREAKING THE FOURTH WALL

The Huffington Post | Hallie Sekoff | Posted 07.03.2012 | Home

Live performance is a medium unlike any other. It may not be able to compete with the heavily funded computerized special effects of films, or the eve...

Amy Lee

'Sleep No More' Presents A Highbrow Haunted House Version Of 'Macbeth'

HuffingtonPost.com | Amy Lee | Posted 11.22.2011 | Home

In Punchdrunk Theater's "Sleep No More," Shakespeare's “Macbeth” is transformed into a 1940s noir nightmare. Macbeth's castle at Inverness turns i...

Lucas Kavner

Is This The Most Ambitious Theater Project Ever?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucas Kavner | Posted 09.13.2011 | Home

NEW YORK -- Shipping 400 tons of steel, more than 60 performers and close to 50 separate 40-foot shipping containers across the Atlantic to build a br...

Getting Lost in 'Sleep No More'

Robert Loerzel | Posted 08.06.2011 | Arts
Robert Loerzel

I was lost in a dream for three hours one night last week in New York -- running up and down stairs as I chased after the characters from a Shakespeare tragedy, watching it all through the eyeholes of a white Venetian mask.

Theater: Punchdrunk and a Piano

Michael Giltz | Posted 06.14.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Punchdrunk is a theater company that specializes in "immersive" theater. While Sleep No More may be unusual and hard to classify, it is also most assuredly theater of the highest order.

'Sleep No More': Immersive 'Macbeth' In 100K Sq. Ft Chelsea Space

AP | By MARK KENNEDY | Posted 06.14.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- It took a while, but Lady Macbeth was finally located on the fifth floor. She was in a bathtub washing off blood and shrieking. And stark...

"The Play's the Thing": Getting Butts in the Seats

Ashley Wren Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Ashley Wren Collins

"I don't think revolution ever happens on big Broadway stages. So our responsibility is to create extraordinary events in small rooms that infect the rest of the culture," Anne Bogart insists.