The proscenium arch is killing theater. Stories told on stage are extremely complex, yet the architecture that has housed these plays for thousands of years is limiting. Through the lens of the proscenium arch we see only a glimpse the story. So much information is lost behind the blinders of canonical theater architecture.
The stage needs to embrace complexity to do its stories justice. For audience members to be immersed, they must face this complexity, and curate it themselves. Using Hamlet as a case study, this thesis reinvents the theater to house a single play; a space that embraces each scene and character, breaking the fourth wall to create not a theater, but an environment.