“Sewn Into You” Adventures at the Masquerade

2 years ago 0

Last week I had the pleasure of being part of one of the most entertaining parties on the east coast—The Masquerade presented by Terror Behind the Walls at Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site in Philadelphia. The first time I attended the Masquerade was in 2013—you can get an inside look and listen to that on the ScareHouse Podcast, watch the video below from 2014, and for a full gallery of photos from this years event check out TBTW’s Facebook Album.   Amy, the Creative Director for TBTW and so much more, puts together the Masquerade every year. Working with the talented crew and characters at ESP they create an evening filled with intrigue, food, drink, dancing and lots of mystery. Throughout the night the party moves around the massive prison; cell blocks are opened and closed, performance artists (like ArcheDream for HUMANKIND) appear out of no where and play out beautiful and mesmerizing scenes, and if

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“Her Things”–Get into interactive theater

3 years ago 0

  Last night I went to “Her Things: An Interactive Estate Sale”  (Don’t worry, there will be no spoilers about Mrs. Willa here). It was such a great time! Ayne Terceira, who built this interactive immersive piece really created a special experience  (you can listen to a podcast with Ayne here). The nights events really made me think.  I’m no stranger to immersive theater, I’ve been to “Sleep No More”  in New York City twice, and explored my iconsciousness at the enlightening, confusing, and fun  STRATA (btw Ayne was  a cast member in STRATA) which was put on by Bricologe here in Pittsburgh a few years ago. I love it, I love the interaction and the surreal feel of these theatrical experiences. They have been a big influence on the creation of the ScareHouse Basement (and yes Ayne was the FIRST cast member in the Basement two years ago when it was called ScareHouse

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