Submersive Productions

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Submersive Productions is a collaborative artworks company that creates original, site-specific immersive works where artists and audiences engage together at the intersection of histories, mythologies and the immediate experience.

Based in Baltimore, we devise works that make the audience essential to the journey of the narrative.

We work with teams of artists and performers to make worlds that engage the senses and unfold stories, both familiar and forgotten.

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Latest News

MASS/RABBLE Wraps

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!

Current and In-progess Works

MASS/RABBLE

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.

The Institute of Visionary History and the Archives of the Deep Now

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.

Our Team

Each project pulls from a growing and vibrant group of contributing artists.
Meet our core team of creatives.

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Glenn Ricci

Co-artistic Director

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Ursula Marcum

Co-artistic Director

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Trustina Sabah

Artistic Associate

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Michele Minnick

Artistic Associate

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Josh Aterovis

Artistic Associate

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Susan Stroupe

Artistic Associate

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Stephanie Parks

Artistic Associate (Alumna)

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Lisi Stoessel

Artistic Associate

How You Can Help

Participation

Participate

Come see a show, attend an event, bring a friend! Sign up for our Newsletter and keep an eye out for other ways to be an active part of our work. Word of mouth is still the most likely way for people to find us, so talk us up whenever you can!

Engage

Engage

Work the social webs! Give us a 5-star rating on FB. Follow us on our social platforms (links at the top), comment, share. Tag friends you know will love our work. Write a blog or FB post about us. It all really helps!

Donate

Donate

Help us support our commitment to audience focused, experience-based artworks. We are a fiscally sponsored project through Fractured Atlas. You can make a tax-deductible contribution towards these efforts here.