MASS/RABBLE, our largest production to date, was experienced by over 500 participants during its two-week engagement this April at the Baltimore War Memorial. Many were moved in more ways than one. In between weekends, we produced the U.S. premier of SHOOT JEEZ MY GOSH, a solo Butoh performance by Berlin-based artist Yuko Kaseki. Yuko was in residency with Submersive throughout the rehearsal process for MASS/RABBLE, and we are proud to have been able to bring her back to the States.
With that, our 15th and 16th productions are now a part of immersive theater history. We plan to take a little break for the next couple months, but look for us to return this Summer and Fall!
"Best of Baltimore
One-of-a-kind Theater Company"
"...an exciting example of how historic spaces can be animated and made accessible through artistic experiences."
"Best Of Baltimore
Best Theatrical Experience"
“Submersive Productions has continued their dominance in creating unique immersive experiences. And using women of color to tell these unique experiences was genius.”
“I was blown away by the quality of the work.”
“A fully immersive experience that has something to dazzle all the senses.”
"Lovers of the new, the weird and the wonderful, take note: everything you’re looking for is in Baltimore, at Submersive Productions’ fantastical new piece, H.T. Darling’s Incredible Musaeum"
“An experience that defies description in the most imaginatively miraculous way possible.”
"Museums spend years acquiring the sort of artifacts Submersive Productions assembled for this show. It’s one thing to stage a show in a real museum – quite another to flesh out an empty one."
Dates: April 5th-7th and 12th-14th
with a pay-what-you-can test run
April 3rd and preview April 4th.
No extension will be possible!
As our world becomes denser, impactful events are often described in terms of masses of people: mass migration, mass protests, mass shootings, mass communication. Hyperconnected by the internet, we are both becoming more a part of the world and more alone as individuals. An existential gulf widens: what is our role as a single person lost in the teeming crowd?
The culmination of a two week residency through the War Memorial Arts Initiative, MASS/RABBLE will be devised with an ensemble of 30 performers of different ages, ethnicities, and gender identities. The piece will use elements of Butoh dance, mask, embodied sound, immersive audience techniques, and an original soundscape to explore how masses of bodies are affected by politics, displacement, and violence in our current era. A significant part of the devising process for MASS/RABBLE will be an intensive workshop with a guest artist from Berlin, Germany, Butoh dancer/choreographer Yuko Kaseki.
Look for another chance to discover #VisionaryHistory this Summer at The Peale Center!
Discovered in the basement beneath The Peale Center, the Archives of the Deep Now are the records of a centuries-old secret society calling themselves The Institute of Visionary History. The Institute believed the building to be a kind of “thin place” where one can more easily transcend our present reality and contact other planes, places, and times. Their experiments combined scientific inquiry and visionary sight to uncover histories heretofore untold.
After six stunning episodes last Fall, we feel that our work at The Institute is not yet done. Follow The Institute on Facebook to keep up on the latest developments.
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