ANNOUNCEMENT- Yule: A Virtual Variety Hour – Online

The Halogen Company announces
Premiering December 5th at 7pm on

WORLD WIDE, November 1st, 2020 – The Halogen Company, is proud to invite theater lovers from around the globe to a new kind of holiday experience. The immersive company has gone virtual, but you can forget Zoom. Working with next generation storytelling software company Adventr, The Halogen Company takes you on a “televised” journey, where you have a say in what path to take.
Reminiscent of the television variety hours of old, The Halogen has a dream team line up of Los Angeles’ and Chicago’s best and brightest performers. From song and dance, to artistic talents of the strangest kind, there is something for everyone in this holiday smorgasbord. Choose your own adventure with the spirits of time, or the spirits in your drink. Our host is sure to provide you with delightful moments of hilarity and nostalgia. This evening will leave you reflecting on the year past and what’s ahead, as we examine the present.
Featuring the talents of: ​The GingerSnaps, Koryn Wicks and Kompany, Nina Nightingale, Krystal Kurio, Alyssa Klein and Omar Amir, Samantha Jai, Effie Spence, & Roman and Katlyn Cullia-Martinez.
Hosted by ​James Michael Cowan
Come sit by our hearth, or rather your computer screen, & indulge in a night of merriment and wonder. As you choose the paths you take, our nine acts will astound you in artistic feats of the holiday persuasion. So curl up in your favourite pajamas, grab the hot coco and join The Halogen Company on December 5th.

Creative Director and Direction: Julia Henning Associate Artistic Director: Julia Farrell Diefenbach Assistant Film Director and Editor: Johanna Fogle Production Manager: Stefani Lah
Gaffer: Quentin Guobadia
Director of Photography: Trent Campbell
Technical Director (Chicago Base): Jeffrey Entwistle
Original artwork by Nick Fisher & Nina Nightingale
Written by: Julia Henning, Danny Manning, The GingerSnaps, Koryn Wicks and Kompany, Nina Nightingale, Krystal Kurio, Alyssa Klein and Omar Amir, Samantha Jai, Effie Spence, & Roman and Katlyn Cullia-Martinez.
Tickets are $15 and available on our website:
After your ticket purchase you will receive a confirmation email with a password for entry into the Virtual Variety Hour on December 5th at 6:30pm or anytime after.
For more information, email
The Halogen Company is donating all proceeds from Yule: A Virtual Variety Hour to two organizations this year: Brave Space Alliance & The Loveland Foundation. These two organizations are helping marginalized groups, empowering them and helping them through the challenges 2020 has amplified. Please go to their websites: tofindoutmoreanddonatewhatyou can. The Halogen Company is a supporter of Black Lives Matter and as a company we have always and will continue to keep our doors open in support of all peoples in the creation of our art.
Brave Space Alliance is the first Black-led, trans-led LGBTQ Center located on the South Side of Chicago, dedicated to creating and providing affirming, culturally competent, for-us by-us resources, programming, and services for LGBTQ individuals on the South and West sides of the city. We strive to empower, embolden, and educate each other through mutual aid, knowledge-sharing, and the creation of community-sourced resources as we build toward the liberation of all oppressed peoples.
The Loveland Foundation was established in 2018 by Rachel Cargle in response to her widely successful birthday wish fundraiser, Therapy for Black Women and Girls. Her enthusiastic social media community raised over $250,000, which made it possible for Black women and girls nationally to receive therapy support. Black women and girls deserve access to healing, and that healing will impact generations. The Loveland Foundation is the official continuation of this effort to bring opportunity and healing to communities of color, and especially to Black women and girls. Through fellowships, residency programs, listening tours, and more, ultimately we hope to contribute to both the empowerment and the liberation of the communities we serve.

This year due to Covid, we are planning an interactive virtual variety hour experience for immersive fans from around the globe to enjoy. We are selling ad space for the 30 minutes before this show starts, when people are logging in and can enjoy some creative pre show holiday spirit. During this time we will also be highlighting our charities.
From prices that range between $25-$100 pick an advertisement that suits you! We encourage companies from everywhere to consider contributing. Even if you are not a company, what a cool gift to give grandma a shout out on an interactive platform to be seen by people across the globe. Sponsor a drink, a craft, trivia or send in your very own ad for consideration.
If interested, please email Julia at to discuss sponsorship or to receive an Ad Brochure that showcases our varying ads.
The Halogen Company ( is a Los Angeles based immersive production company committed to the interactive and immersive theater experience. Winners of the Los Angeles’ 2019 Immersive Invitational Audience Award, our previous works include: ONE EXIT, our 2019 summer sold out immersive experience, Yule: The Wild Hunt, & Almost, Maine.
We thrive on creating and honoring live theater, merging artists, interacting with a multitude of inventive outlets and offering resources and tools for actors who crave the creative hustle. The Halogen Company revels in stories that mine the often forgotten moments of our lives to celebrate the philosophical and existential gems underneath. We tilt the scale between original and classic pieces intended for audience interaction and full immersion. The actors vary, the stories differ, the locations change…but we are always sure to bump the lamp.
For more, visit, follow the company on Facebook and Instagram.

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