(UK) January 2020
Janet K Howe is a London based, international 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 programming. This included creating and directing full building 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, 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 ZU-UK and Coney.
Why Blast Theory?
Blast Theory has continually created thought provoking and evocative works throughout its history. It is continually looking at present issues adapting and updating work to meet contemporary audiences where they are today. This is something I continue to strive for in my own work. Blast Theory’s use of technology is inspiring to me because it is used as an integral and driving force of audience experience. I found my time working with Blast Theory on Operation Black Antler to be incredibly informative and I hope to continue to grow and expand myself as an artist through working with them.