KATE DOUGLAS is a writer, performer, and gardener. She has over eight years of creating, directing, and performing in immersive experiences, most notably in her position as Associate Artist at The McKittrick Hotel, home of Punchdrunk’s Sleep No More. Her theatrical work has been presented by the O’Neill Playwrights Conference, Met LiveArts, and The Civilians and developed at SPACE on Ryder Farm, Millay Arts, and Rhinebeck Musicals. She is currently a Colt Coeur Resident Artist and is on faculty at Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts. For more, visit www.katedouglasprojects.com
Middlemist Red aims to reconnect children of the digital age with the importance of conservation through an immersive, analog mystery experience to find a rare plant that has gone missing from a traveling flower show. Tori Sparks will assistant direct and Corey Umlauf will design.
ADRIENNE KAPSTEIN is a collaborative theater artist and theater educator creating visually rich, physically adventurous new work and immersive, participatory performance experiences. She is passionate about bringing experimental work to audiences of all ages and sharing live art across generations. Her original theatrical work has been presented at Lincoln Center, Soho Rep, New Victory LabWorks, PS 122, as well as in Canada, Scotland, Ireland, Romania, Croatia, and China. She is Associate Professor and Program Head of the BA Acting and BA Directing International Performance Ensemble (IPE) at Pace School of Performing Arts at Pace University. She is also the co-founder of Movement Theater Studio, the only Lecoq based acting studio in NYC. For more, visit www.adriennekapstein.com
The Society of Historic Sonic Happenings (SHSH), is an UP CLOSE Projects Production. Created by Adrienne Kapstein, with sound and interactive prop design by Bhurin Sead and Peter Musante as Artistic Producer. SHSH believes that sound never dies and that the world is filled with hidden sounds of the past. But with the right device, in the right place – and with the audience’s help – the lost voices and noises of the past can be heard in the present. Audiences of all ages work directly with SHSH Sound Scientists to preserve these forgotten sounds in special sonic time capsules.