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 diverse, predominantly female 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

Enjoy this video compilation of See Also (see below) released upon the one-year anniversary of the show's opening...

We have a new blog! Submersions will feature voices from Submersive discussing many aspects of our work, as well as in-depth recaps of our past works. Follow us on Medium to join us in this journey!

Our Shared Values Statement and Anti-Racism / Anti-Oppression Policy has recently been made public. It is meant to work in conjunction with out Safe and Supported Spaces Policy as a living document that informs all of our work. Our Collective contains roughly 50 artists, including two Co-artistic Directors and nine Artistic Associates who make all the major decisions for the company. We make decisions via consensus — basically talking things through to reach unanimous agreement rather than voting. The policy we created is part narrative and part quantitative. (Numbers without narrative lack humanity, narrative without numbers lacks measurable accountability.) It tells the story of where we’ve been and where we are going.

The policy is our pledge to each other as collaborators committed to creating kind of world we want to live, work, and love in. Developing this document and sharing it with the public was an important step, but it is just one in an ongoing journey. The Work implied in the document needs to be alive in all we do in order for it to stay relevant. We will follow up with opportunities for you to join this discussion as our journey together continues.

We loved sharing "See Also” with you!

Thanks to all of you who joined us in one of the most beautiful libraries in the world in February of 2020! “See Also” encouraged audience members to follow threads (both figurative and literal) around the George Peabody Library in a choose-your-own-adventure style, where they encountered visual art, soundscapes, and performers portraying character composites based on historical women and non-binary individuals from the collections of the Johns Hopkins Sheridan Libraries and University Museums. The performance culminated in the world premiere of a work by contemporary female composer Briay Conditt.

You can read Blake Weil’s review in No Proscenium, or read our show program for additional background.

"See Also" was a part of the “In the Stacks” series at the George Peabody Library. To stay up to date, follow us on FB and other social media (those links on the top right of this page!) for the latest.

Join the Submersive Visionary Society!

We’re committed to making absolutely original and wildly creative work here in Baltimore and we continue to grow. But creating new, experience-based work from scratch requires a great deal of time and money. If you want to support the kind of art we make, and the magnificently talented artists who collaborate with us, please consider joining our new Submersive Visionary Society! Whether you choose to donate a one-time annual gift or break it into monthly payments, you will have the opportunity to peek into our process and get more involved in all kinds of ways. You will also be the first to know when we have a new experience to share. You can find all of the details regarding different giving levels on our membership page. Every donation, no matter how large or small, keeps us moving forward. Thank you!

Submersive Productions is a fiscally sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the purposes of Submersive Productions must be made payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Current and In-progess Works

In Progress...

We have no fewer than five works in various stages of production and we promise to tell you all about them very soon! Now that Spring 2021 is upon us, we are excited to get back out there and (safely) start sharing our work with the world again. Most of this planned work is of the in-person variety, but much of it will be shared virtually as well.

Our future at The Peale and beyond...

The Peale Center has graciously hosted and partnered with us for over two years. In September of 2019, they began renovations on their building and a new chapter in their long history. The renovation will take about a year, and we’re looking forward to seeing it when it is complete. Until then, the you can find out what the Peale is up to here.

Our Team

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

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Kim
Le

Artistic Associate

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Tina
Canady

Artistic Associate

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Michele
Minnick

Artistic Associate

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Josh
Aterovis

Artistic Associate

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Ursula
Marcum

Co-artistic Director

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Trustina
Sabah

Artistic Associate

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Susan
Stroupe

Artistic Associate

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Marissa
Dahl

Artistic Associate

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Glenn
Ricci

Co-artistic Director

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Lisi
Stoessel

Artistic Associate

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Mika
Nakano

Artistic Associate

Collaborators & Supporters

Maryland Historical Society, The Peale Center, The Bad Oracle's Artists Need a Living Fund, Bazaar, James Taylor's Shocked and Amazed, Neverpress, Baltimore City Department of General Services, The War Memorial Arts Initiative,
The William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund, creator of the Baker Artist Portfolios, www.BakerArtist.org,
Baltimore Office of Promotion and The Arts
...and the Maryland State Arts Council's Creativity Grant program. To discover more about MSAC and how they impact Maryland, visit msac.org.


Submersive Visionary Society:
Kathleen Callaghan, Tony and Idalee DiGregorio, Claire Rojstaczer, James Taylor, Jimmy Rogers, Susan McCully, Morgan Levinson, Laura Leslie, Cynthia Heider, Nancy Proctor, Natalie Wood, James Cavanaugh, Mike Ankrom and F. W. Chickering, Jackson Gilman-Forlini, Chris Frost and Christina Garafola, Bob Pownall.

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.