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 […]

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 […]

The Speakeasy Society’s The Portal is a Fitting Conclusion to The Kansas Collection

A lanky, ginger-haired man in an olive jumpsuit enters the room. He surveys the location suspiciously, but luckily, he doesn’t notice me – hidden safely behind a couch. He moves to the window and looks out, leaving his back exposed. I’m not the only one to recognize this weakness: Nick Chopper, The Tin Man, springs […]

Small Sacrifices: A Recollection of the Kansas Collection, Ch. 9: The Storm

The following is a full-spoiler walkthrough for The Storm, the ninth 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.      Recruits! It’s time. Jo Files…General…Jo Files is marching down a street in […]

The Winds of War: A Recollection of the Kansas Collection, Ch. 8: The Slippers

The following is a full-spoiler walkthrough for The Slippers, the eighth 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.     Oscar Diggs looks tired. The case he carries seems to […]

Clouds On The Horizon: A Review Of The Kansas Collection’s THE STORM

The following article contains spoilers for The Storm, the ninth 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 full-spoiler recollection here.   “WA-owww… WA-owww… WA-owww… boo-WEEEEEEEE!”   I’m standing at attention in front of […]

Click Your Heels: A Review of The Kansas Collection, Ch. 8: The Slippers

The following article contains spoilers for The Slippers, the eighth 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 full-spoiler recollection here.   The message instructs me to arrive at a specific time of […]

What’s in a Name – How Immersive Theater & Horror Companies Were Named

Names are powerful.  They are our doorway to a company. They are a handshake, a first impression. They connect us to their brand, informing us of what we should expect. They have the power to build a long-lasting relationship or turn away a potential customer. But often times more important than the name itself is [...]