Ian Forester is the Chief Creative Officer and Co-Founder of VR Playhouse. He has written and directed VR content for Red Bull Media House and Discovery Channel and managed 15 VR projects in 2015. Before entering VR, Ian was an award winning theater director and Performance Studies nerd focused on wildly impractical immersive theater-making. Ian cut his teeth in the same basement theaters of Chicago that saw the origins of Broadway productions of Our Town, August: Osage County, and A Steady Rain. He then moved to Los Angeles where he continued to develop and produce new works as the Artistic Director of Needtheater, winning several LA Weekly awards for his first production with the company. After experiencing the Oculus Rift in 2013 he abandoned the stage and immediately spent all of his money on GoPros. Ian holds a Bachelor of Science in Performance Studies from Northwestern.