You may have known that Dumbo-based St. Ann’s Warehouse is one of my favorite theaters in the city. To a large extend that’s because it never settles: from a 24-hour live theater show to wild and disruptive reinterpretations of Shakespeare — all of its productions try to move the industry on a new path.
Today, in a wave of building an immersive theatrical experience, the company is releasing Hear Their There Here, a phone app sound-walk through Brooklyn Bridge Park.
Over many months, the creators recorded the observations of hundreds of voices in the park. Using the geo-location capability of your phone, the app let’s you, the listener, hear their words where they said them. Part documentary, part chance operation, HTTH follows you where you go throughout the park. Your choice in direction and duration tell the app what to play, so there is always something new to uncover and listen for with each experience.