Features Published 13 October 2014

The Unbuilt Article

An interactive interview with Seth Kriebel, designer of The Unbuilt Room.
William Drew

Seth Kriebel’s The Unbuilt Room is a piece of performance-gaming designed to explore how places create memories and how memories create places. 

Small groups of players wander through rooms real and imagined, in the process creating a collaborative piece of imagined, immersive theatre. Following Europeana 1914-18, designed to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, at the British Library, Battersea Arts Centre will be hosting The Unbuilt Room: Scratch Quartet throughout the autumn.  The next performances will take place on the 21st October and 28th November 2014. 

Now in our interactive, immersive, user-generated “You are the Interviewer” format, you get to interview Kriebel, the room’s creator. Click here to begin your unbuilt interview with the maker of The Unbuilt Room.


William Drew

William Drew is a writer, narrative designer and dramaturg based in Brighton. He makes work at the intersection between live performance and gaming as Venice as a Dolphin and a Coney Associate. He is Associate Dramaturg of New Perspectives in Nottingham. He spent several years working in the Royal Court Theatre’s International and Literary Departments and has been a script reader for the National Theatre, Hampstead and Traverse Theatres. You can find out more about his work here: http://www.williamdrew.work