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 […]

Captivated: You – An Ambitious Finale With Minimal Spark

It’s not easy to write an ending for any story, let alone thirty different ones, but that’s exactly what They Played Productions is attempting to do with Captivated: You, the culmination of a collection of five immersive theatre experiences, bringing their modern Frankenstein story to a dramatic, if imperfect, close.   The Captivated series began […]

The Hollywood Fringe Festival 2019 – Staff Picks and Recommendations

Hollywood Fringe Festival It's that time of year again where Theater takes over the streets of Hollywood. The Hollywood Fringe Festival is back with a whole new slate of shows ranging from Immersive Horror to Serious Dramas to Campy Musicals. We are here to help you sort through the hundreds of listings with those shows [...]

Captivated – An Interview with the Cast and Creators of They Played Productions

Editor’s note: Haunting Staff Writer Erik Blair is co-creator and writer of the Captivated series and They Played Productions.      Before They Played Productions‘ immersive trilogy, Captivated, comes to a close in the sure-to-be epic finale, Captivated Act Three: You, we spoke to the cast and creators about the evolution of the story, character […]

Captivated by They Played Productions – The Story So Far

Editor’s note: Haunting Staff Writer Erik Blair is co-creator and writer of the Captivated series and They Played Productions. He has provided elements of the recap below for clarity.      Before They Played Productions‘ immersive trilogy, Captivated, comes to a close in the sure-to-be epic finale, Captivated Act Three: You, catch up on the […]

Midsummer Scream 2018: They Played Production’s “Captivated: Mike” Delves Into a Deep Mystery

A particular highlight of this year’s Midsummer Scream was They Played Production’s Captivated: Mike, an interlude of sorts to bridge the gap between the first and second chapters of their three-part Captivated series.  This convention-sprawling piece picks up after the events of Captivated: Justine.  We stopped by comic artist Drew Rausch’s One Stop Spooky Shop booth […]

Hollywood Fringe: 2018 Creators Set Immersive Expectations for Each Show

For the second year in a row, the Hollywood Fringe has designated “immersive theatre” as one of the official categories of performance for their yearly festival. This year we’ll be treated to a deliciously broad range of experiences from both familiar voices and first time creators stretching the definition of immersive theatre in a dozen […]

Captivating Immersion: An Interview with Erik Blair of They Played Productions

A relaxed evening in your friend Victoria’s apartment. Pizza, drinks, and engaging conversation. But all is not as it seems: a dark tale to unwind; an obsession to explore… This is “Captivated: An Obsession in Three Acts” by They Played Productions. The first part, “Act One: Justine”, taking place in North Hollywood on selected dates […]

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