Scaffolding immersive, non-fiction storytelling collaboration: experiments in live journalism

How do you build trust with an audience expecting a factual, reported story while adding elements of performance to it? This research project explores the potential of the live stage for non-fiction narrative. By experimenting with different models of audience-focused experiences, it aims to answer questions like: How can live journalism rebuild trust between the practitioners of journalism and the public (audience)?; How does one maintain the authenticity of the experience beyond the intimate performance spaces; how does one scale; and How can space be used more democratically in the staging of the show?”

Faculty Supervisor:

Sonya Fatah;Louis-Etienne Dubois


Ashley Fraser


Cirque du Soleil


Journalism / Media studies and communication


Arts, entertainment and recreation


Ryerson University



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