Immersive Theater Makers Hiring Roles for AR/Walking Tour in Philadelphia
Theater artists Dan Rothenberg and Robert Quillen Camp are looking for a small team of designers/technical artists to create a prototype AR/walking tour experience, based in Philadelphia.
After creating several acclaimed works together at the OBIE- and Barrymore-winning experimental theater company Pig Iron, Camp and Rothenberg were commissioned by the Kimmel Center to create a Philadelphia-specific family-friendly entertainment. Imagined as Goonies meets the Davinci Code, their play Franklin’s Key – an adventure about secret societies guarding Ben Franklin’s most powerful technologies, hidden among the landmarks and relics of Philadelphia – was slated for development and premiere in 2021-2022.
Now these artists have reimagined this fantasy world for AR and graphic novels. Working in partnership with two Philadelphia historical organizations founded by Franklin (in the real world) – the American Philosophical Society and the Library Company – Camp and Rothenberg are seeking collaborators to prototype a 25-minute interactive walking tour for 2 cellphones, paired via bluetooth.
Below are the positions we are seeking to fill, as well as a pitch with information about the AR experience and the live performance. This project will be developed in February and March of 2021, with an April 2021 launch for the prototype.
Experience Design Consultant
Theatre artists Quill Camp and Dan Rothenberg seek an experience designer to consult on the creation of a mobile AR app or phone-accessible website that will support a 25-minute digital performance experience on the streets of Philadelphia, for pairs of audience members with smartphones. The performance will feature sound cues and puzzles in a walking tour around the American Philosophical Society. Duties include collaborating with artistic, design and coding team members to establish interaction guidelines and contributing to the planning and design of the application or website.
Theatre artists Quill Camp and Dan Rothenberg seek a programmer with experience in constructing mobile AR apps in Unity to help create a sound-driven 25-minute digital performance experience on the streets of Philadelphia, for pairs of audience members with smartphones. Position duties include coding and testing applications, deploying applications to devices, and collaborating with the whole artistic and design team.
Graphic Designer for App or Web-based Interface
Theatre artists Quill Camp and Dan Rothenberg seek a graphic designer or wireframe designer to lay out and create the visual interface Franklin’s Secret City, a 25-minute digital performance experience on the streets of Philadelphia, for pairs of audience members with smartphones. Duties will include laying out text, buttons, and simple images for a series of screen interfaces to accompany a 25-minute interactive digital experience.
If interested, please send resume and experience to Dan Rothenberg at dan