CoAct Productions Goes Dark with Severance Theory – An Interview

After the success of their fantastically transportive The Sideshow, audiences were wondering what CoAct Productions would come up with next. Turns out, CoAct has taken a drastic turn from the whimsical Sideshow to dive into the tricky subject matter of mental illness with their four-part series, The Severance Theory. With the first chapter, Welcome to […]

One Exit – The Halogen Company’s Intricately-Crafted Version of the Afterlife

I stand in the dimly lit church, surrounded by my newly deceased companions. The altar glows a foreboding red, and an unseen chorus sings “Amazing Grace.” Robed figures sit in the pews, turned from us. Then slowly, ever so slowly, they turn in unison to face us. The figures are otherworldly, their faces skeletal, neon […]

Fringe 2019 – They Played Productions’ Internal Speaks from Within

I’ve never given much thought to what the voice inside my head sounds like.  I’d always assumed it sounds just like my speaking voice, but I’ve never really thought about it. That is, until I’m tucking a pair of headphones into my ears on a busy street in Hollywood, California, and a man is asking […]

Fringe 2019 – Life Plan – Live Your Possible Future in a Meh Way

In the year 2068, the world as we know it is gone. Civil War II and climate change have left most of the world uninhabitable. Most of the population is forced to live in underground bunkers for the majority of the year, or in sewers. That’s where Life Plan comes in.     Created by […]

Under the Big Top: Atlas – The Backstage Beauty at Two Bit Circus

There is something magical about the concept of time. We experience it as something that can only go forward. What has come before is forever lost to us and as specific moments or eras move further away from us, they become ever more elusive. We become enamored of them, curious about them, even fantasizing about […]

Sound Advice – A Low-Budget Guide to Sound & Music in Immersives

When it comes to low-budget haunting, we’ve come a long way since the much-beloved Halloween sound effects records of the ’60s and ’70s. Today, sound is essential in crafting a frightening mood or elevating an already tense atmosphere. Sound becomes a character within a show and, if done correctly, is one of the most effective […]

Fringe 2019 – Picnic Party is Pure Positivity

Immersive creator Annie Lesser has produced something different this year, something positive. If you’re unfamiliar with her more recent work, her shows tend to be dark and heavy, like her highly praised A(partment 8). But this year for the Hollywood Fringe Festival, she wants to put smiles on faces and spread good vibes to all […]

The Portal Recollection – Saying Goodbye to Speakeasy Society’s Kansas Collection

The following is a full-spoiler walk-through for The Portal, the final installment in The Speakeasy Society’s Kansas Collection series. These chapters are not expected to remount soon, so feel free to read on if you’ve missed this performance, and read our review here.     As I wait eagerly outside a church in Los Angeles […]

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