JOURNEY LAB / ENRICHMENT
Building a culture of storytelling by taking the company's innovative practice into communities and schools, creating performances with and for children, students, and participants.
Journey Lab / Enrichment is the life blood our of charity operations. It’s a mission and deeper sense of purpose within our work. The impact of the arts on growing minds is enriching and vital to creative expression, and happiness.
We wouldn’t be making this work, constantly hungry and appreciative, and enjoying the creative process if it hadn't been for our teachers. Our mentors taught us the inherit value in theatre and the profoundness of sharing. (Thank you!)
We’re official. A 501(c)3 nonprofit. With a dedicated mission to advancing education of the arts, and in our case the application of theatre. But the worlds we make are open to everyone. No matter what.
When we realized the impact of the skills behind theatre-making for students and professionals – we dedicated ourselves to making this more accessible. So it goes without saying: we believe creative expression should be nurtured.
The worlds that are invented in the immersive theatre market, and that Journey Lab makes, are transformative for those who experience them firsthand as audiences. Our Enrichment program has inspired and engaged participants through projects that focus on the innate creativity and imagination of the individual.
Taking the company's innovative practice into communities and schools, creating performances with and for children, students, and participants. Integral to the creation of this work is the same commitment to exemplary design and performance that defines Journey Lab’s large-scale productions for adult audiences.
*Are you a school interested in professional arts development, enrichment programming for students, or workshops/masterclasses?
**Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
“I’ll never forget that look on my student’s faces when the light bulb turns on. You made it so easy for them. Creative freedom + serious play. I’m not ashamed to say that I learned quite a lot in this workshop too.”
— Post Workshop Survey Feedback, Arts Educator / Facilitator
Advancing Arts Education
The Transparency of Advancement
The world of nonprofits runs thick with thousands of organizations all doing the most incredible work and saving the world, including in the world of the arts – if we don’t mind saying so.
So – there’s no reason for you to pick us except for a feeling. That gut feeling that comes from the same place we try to communicate with our work. We’re working on changing the game of nonprofit development, to make it irresistible. But we still need your help.
It’s not all about money. Any nonprofit can attest to the fact that a little help goes a long way, and it’s even better when you love what the nonprofit does. That might mean volunteering in a range unique, creative – and no-so creative – challenges to learn in a fast-paced, fun environment while helping your local nonprofit grow. An in-kind donation of interesting items that could befit a properties master’s eye, or connecting a possible opportunity.
If you’ve made it this far, you’re serious about this – like us. And we match your smirk with an even bigger smirk, cause yours just got bigger. See?
Our sights are set on some pretty major goals: barriers we would love to break for students, and to create environments that generate a proactive interest in the learning process. One taste of genuine discovery is enough to make you hungry to find it everywhere else. Places that live just as vividly in the imagination once you’ve left, as the moment you’re there.
When we work with students, we find it important to use the tools and materials we teach. It’s a use what works, reference what doesn’t. Physical exploration is equally important to conceptual imagineering.
It is important to instill a wide realm of possibility for students, set on the foundations of a safe environment. Theatre has taught us empathy, the importance of dedicated skill through repetitious practice, and the value of mistake. Journey Lab / Enrichment is designed to facilitate a connecting-of-the-dots, importance of: the experiment, the study, and the less effective way of doing something – is one of the beautiful, constructive processes to undergo.
University-level masterclasses explore a professional development route employed in our commercial and laboratory works; symposiums on a range of subjects: performance, narrative design, world-building, business of show business, as well as providing direct access to the company’s creative process.
Artist Residency Program
Journey Lab was built by artists, and honestly – we get the struggle. Like fighting against the current, it is difficult to find peace when opportunities for growth either come at an extreme cost, or you end up playing with your friends in your dad’s garage. Well, let’s meet in the best of both worlds.
Journey Lab partners and provides masterclasses with expert artists, as well as six, eight, and twelve week workshops where we serious-play for growth. It’s meant to be enjoyed, but also exceptionally challenging.
All of our Artist Residency workshops come at no cost to you artists. It’s time to start making opportunities. No excuses.
We’re accepting applications into the Artist Residency Program – to cultivate a unique company of artists to master skills for interactive and immersive performance; including story structure and application, social psychology, physical performance, game mechanics and invention.
Previous WORKSHOPS + MASTERCLASSES
Hosted Guest Experts
Sleep No More’s Hope Davis, “Immersive Performance Technique”
Interactive Playlab’s Jeff Wirth, “Designing & Performing Interactive Experiences”
JL / Symposium, ‘The State of the Art: Reflections of Creative Response’
Alyssa Kim: Director of Interactive & Experience Design, ‘Interactive Performance Technique’
‘Composition of Spontaneous Story Through Viewpoints: Immersive Performance/Design Workshop’
‘Praxis: Game Mechanics Applied to Immersive Storytelling’
ProTancy Studios, Masterclass for Professional Dancers on ‘Subversive Story Composition Through Viewpoints Exploration' Intensive
Artist Residency Program / Application –
Language learning meets the world of immersive and interactive story design.