ANNOUNCEMENT – LOST HALLOWEEN

Fans Step Up to Create The Lost Halloween,
an Emergency Benefit for NYC’s Immersive Theater Professionals
New York, NY – October 1, 2020 – When theaters shut down in March 2020 due to a worldwide pandemic, all of the performers, creatives, and support staff from NYC’s popular immersive theater community suddenly lost their jobs. The performing arts were one of the first sectors of the economy to shut down and are on track to be one of the last to return. A group of friends who met through attending NYC-based immersive theatre got together and decided: it’s time for immersive fans to give back.
The Lost Halloween is a fundraiser to directly benefit immersive theater professionals, paired with a FREE virtual showcase event to bring the immersive community together. The virtual event, which will feature dozens of NYC’s immersive performers, will be held on October 30, 2020, at 9:00 PM ET. Both the fundraising page and the ticket page are live at losthalloween.com now and everyone is invited to attend! An online art auction will also raise funds throughout the month of October.
100% of the funds raised will be distributed directly to immersive artists and workers who are in need because of the pandemic. Artists and workers from the immersive theater industry can apply for funds through the link on the website.
The Lost Halloween is organized by a small group of NYC theater fans who are spread coast-to-coast from NYC to Oregon, North Carolina, and California. KaeLyn Rich and Zack Waffle, a couple who live in Rochester, NY, came up with the idea to throw a fundraiser for immersive workers. They asked their fellow theater-loving friends to pitch in and solicited early feedback from performers in the immersive scene. A week later, The Lost Halloween was born.
Zack Waffle (he/him) said: “We came up with this idea because, like many NYC theater fans, we were missing live performances. What made us even sadder was thinking about the professionals who lovingly made these immersive experiences. From cast members to stage managers to bar staff, workers formerly employed in NYC’s theatre industry are unsure when their next payday is coming, are no longer receiving unemployment stimulus assistance, and have no idea when theaters will open their doors again.”Fans Step Up to Create The Lost Halloween Page 2
KaeLyn Rich (she/her) added: “Immersive theater lays bare our need and longing for authentic human connection. From intimate experiences built for one person to six-story buildings built for 400 guests; in candle-lit closets, reimagined historic buildings, and surreal fantasy landscapes sealed into old warehouses, immersive shows help us connect to our deeper truths. We decided we have to do something to give back to the creatives, performers, crew, and staff of these shows that meant so much to us.”
Kelly Bartnik (she/her), an immersive performer, choreographer, director, and producer whose work is included in The Lost Halloween said: “The entire premise of The Lost Halloween is indicative of the impact immersive theater can have on its audiences. That a group of people would spend their time, energy, and money to offer support to immersive theater artists who are struggling with a lack of work right now is not only incredibly generous and kind, but showcases the level of connection that seeps outside of the realm of a performance and engages people in an elevated way.”
The free, virtual showcase event will be live-streamed on Zoom on October 30, 2020, at 9 pm ET. Performers will be announced on Instagram and the website in the days leading up to the show. Gifts to the fund are being accepted now. The goal is to give a minimum of $250 per person, with the hope to fund all requests received. If that isn’t possible, preference will be given to BIPOC, people with disabilities, and those with housing, food, or medical needs.
Check out losthalloween.com for more info, to give or request funds, to reserve a free ticket, and for information on the October 30th showcase event.
ABOUT THE SHOWCASE EVENT:
Mysterious hosts. A party in an abandoned house. A place where lost things and lost people can be found. The Lost Halloween.
Join us on Friday, October 30, at 9:00 pm ET, for a live-streamed Zoom showcase of immersive artists to celebrate and raise funds for the cast, crew, and staff of NYC’s immersive theater world.
This is a Halloween dress-up Zoom event with “dress code strictly enforced,” a.k.a. do what you want. Camera-on is optional, costumes are encouraged, bring your own champagne cocktail. The show features immersive performers but is not immersive in nature. That said, you may stumble upon some delightful surprises. Your favorite entertainers will be performing songs, dance, monologues, burlesque, drag, and unique offerings you just have to see to experience. Follow our Instagram @losthalloween for cast line-up announcements, a one-of-a-kind art auction, and other fun leading up to the main event.
More info at losthalloween.com

Announcement

The Halogen Company announces
A SEA OF ODDS
A Year Long Immersive Event, Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, April 6th, 2020 – The Halogen Company is postponing it’s 2020 production of A Sea of Odds. The immersive company has decided to shift gears and use this time to focus on strengthening the company’s mission and evaluate it’s creative process.
The Halogen Company is dedicated to supporting the social distances protocols set by the City of Los Angeles and helping reduce the number of those affected by COVID-19. Emails and refunds to those who have purchased tickets have gone out, and we hope everyone is staying safe and healthy.

HALOGEN COMPANY’S MISSION
The Halogen Company (thehalogencompany.com) is a Los Angeles based theatre 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, based off Sartre’s No Exit and Dante’s Inferno; Almost, Maine, our sold out interactive rendition of John Cariani’s classic play; and our annual holiday immersive party YULE.
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 thehalogencompany.com, follow the company on Facebook and Instagram

ANNOUNCEMENT- ZJU

“THE BOGEYMAN WITHIN”

Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre Group proudly presents their Amazing-New 20-minute Blindfolded Horror-Theatre Experience that Delves into Your Deepest Nighttime Terrors!  A unique, fun and freaky theatrical-immersion that gently moves the audience through a spiraling plethora of fears, aspirations and the darkest of fantasies!  Directed by Zombie Joe & Jorge Lozano.  For Ages 18 and up.

(3) Weekends Only:  FEBRUARY 21 thru MARCH 7, 2020;
FRIDAY and SATURDAY “Late-Night” (5 Performances Nightly):  10:30pm / 11:00pm / 11:30pm / 12:00am (Midnight) / 12:30am

Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre Group
4850 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601
TIX only $16 in Advance / $20 at door.
Advance TIX at: ZombieJoes.Tix.com
For Reservations CALL: 818-202-4120

Official Website: ZombieJoes.com
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ZJUTheater/
On Twitter & Instagram: @ZombieJoes

ANNOUNCEMENT-

The Halogen Company announces YULE

December 6th, 8pm to Midnight at 2234 Temple St, Los Angeles CA

The Halogen Company, is proud to invite the Los Angeles immersive theater community to a celebration! The company that brought you One Exit, the sold out summer immersive experience, is holding a winter extravaganza, YULE, at 2234 Temple St, Los Angeles, CA.

Be transported to a winter forest, filled with mischief and surprises. Help us exalt our fellow immersive companies as we shed light on everyone’s accomplishments from this past year. Dance the year away in our Huntsmen’s Forest. Winter creatures will entertain you as you enjoy holiday punch and tasty treats. Tread carefully, the Wild Hunt is known to crash the party.

Featuring performances from Koryn Ann Wicks and Demi Jolato, tarot readings from Keight Lane, caricature portraits with Stephanie Delazeri, holiday DJ Olivia Paulson, and a VIP immersive performance by James Cowan.

In our Nice Room, find your renewal and create something for others. Bringing you inner peace, this room is dedicated to bringing cheer to those less fortunate. Craft a card or special note for a child in need while playing in our snow-covered wonderland.

The Naughty Lounge is not for everyone. Those unfortunate enough to purchase this ticket will get to meet the Demon of Yule himself. This immersive experience will leave you feeling all kinds of wrong.

YULE is a festive affair. We encourage our patrons to dress up in their finest woodland garb! This party is wheelchair accessible. Yule will run 8pm-12am on December 6th.

Event Concept + Creative Director by Julia Henning

Event Coordination by Stefani Lah + P.A.C. Events

Asst. Event Concept + Coordination by Julia Farrell Diefenbach Technical Design by Ryan Dohner

Original artwork by Nick Fisher

Tickets start at $35 and available at https://thehalogenco.bpt.me or our website: thehalogencompany.com.

PLUG IN INITIATIVE: CARDS FOR HOSPITALIZED KIDS

The Halogen Company invites you to make a card for a child in need this holiday season. While attending YULE y ou will have the opportunity to make a card for Cards for Hospitalized Kids.

Cards for Hospitalized Kids (CFHK) is an internationally recognized charitable organization that spreads hope, joy & magic to hospitalized kids across America through uplifting, handmade cards. We hope you will get involved and help us brighten the days of as many hospitalized kids as possible. If you cannot join in our festivities on December 7th, we encourage you to send your own! Go to http://www.cardsforhospitalizedkids.com/ for more info.

The Halogen Company will also be hosting a raffle, featuring merchandise from other immersive companies, show tickets and oodles of other goodies you will want to stuff your stockings with. All proceeds will be donated to the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. Again if you cannot join us on December 6th, please donate at https://www.chla.org/.

HALOGEN COMPANY’S MISSION

The Halogen Company (thehalogencompany.com) is a Los Angeles based theatre 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, based off Sartre’s No Exit and Dante’s Inferno; Almost, Maine, our sold out interactive rendition of John Cariani’s classic play; Sit Down and Shut Up: A One Woman Immersive Experience discussing female treatment in the workplace in varying professional settings.

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.

IMMERSIVE – Alt Delete – CA

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ALT DELETE

Delusion: The Blue BladeAlt Delete is an amazing interactive play with some incredible moments that will stick with me.

I’ve always been a fan of Delusion, but honestly I was a bit apprehensive about attending a show that was so short. I wasn’t sure if it was really worth the journey and the cost.

It is.

It’s an incredible performance with a small cast in a unique location, The Dragon & Meeple pub. It continues the same story so if you attended Blue Blade you will be familiar with the story and Evelyn Lowell, however if you didn’t you will still enjoy it. They are only open for a few more weekends, so I highly recommend getting your tickets soon so you don’t miss this unique experience. You can also hang out after and enjoy board games, dinner and drinks.

 

HAUNTS – The Shadow Space – CA

 

THE SHADOW SPACE

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The Shadow Space is an incredible immersive theatre performance in Hollywood, California.
The storytelling and immersion began upon arrival with our guides greeting, “Welcome to being dead” and request for our names and cause of death. We were given instructions about the way our ghostly skills could be used to haunt the living and rules that were not to be broken such as not to allow the living to walk through us. We were led into the home to observe and haunt a pair of couples with a few important secrets we were about to discover.
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I thought the storytelling, set, props, actors, immersion and overall event was magnificent. I found myself fully accepting my role as a ghost on the haunt. It was a lot of fun to play with the living by flicker lights and moving objects. Our guide and her trainee were charming and funny. I loved their relationship to each other and the audience. I was engaged watching the secrets unfold throughout the night. One of the standout moments for me was when I got separated from the rest of the ghosts and had a small private scene by one of the living. The puzzles and objects we were able to interact with were well designed and clever. I loved the twist at the end and found it all to be very entertaining and fun. I was a bit disappointed in scoring portion after the performance had ended. I would’ve much preferred to leave feeling the high of amazing performance than to discover we’d failed at a game I was unaware we were playing. Aside from that very small section after the show, I was completely impressed and blown away by this very professional immersive theatre experience and I highly recommend it.
Be sure to get your tickets and add yourself to their mailing list so you don’t miss out on any upcoming events by this creative company. Thank you to The Shadow Space for inviting us to be ghosts for an evening, it was an amazing time.
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ANNOUNCEMENT: Zombie Joe’s Underground

ZJU

FRIDAY and SATURDAY Evenings at 8:00pm / 9:00p / 10:00p / 10:45p / 11:30p:  OCTOBER 4 – NOVEMBER 2, plus THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31 (Halloween).  

WARNING:  Graphic content, trigger warnings, and full nudity. For Ages 16+

*NEW FOR 2019: “Family Friendly” version of URBAN DEATH TOUR OF TERROR: Haunted Theatre Attraction! 

SATURDAYS @ 7:00pm, OCTOBER 5 – NOVEMBER 2,  plus THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31 (Halloween).  For Ages 8+

 

Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre Group

4850 Lankershim Boulevard, North Hollywood, CA 91601

TICKETS at:  ZombieJoes.Tix.com & http://zombiejoes.tix.com/  Advance tickets $16 / $20 at door.

WEBSITES:  http://zombiejoes.com/ & http://www.urbandeath.com/

ZJU HOTLINE:  818-202-4120

SOCIAL MEDIA:  @urbandeath_zju [Instagram] [Twitter] @zombiejoes [Instagram] [Twitter]

Urban Death on FB:  https://www.facebook.com/UrbanDeathZJU/

Zombie Joe’s Underground on FB:  https://www.facebook.com/ZJUTheater

URBAN DEATH TOUR OF TERROR: Haunted Theatre Attraction! returns for its 7th year to shock and delight audiences with its fun n’ freaky twist on the haunted house, with their exciting new maze and show attraction!  Created & Directed by Zombie Joe and Jana Wimer, Urban Death first shocked audiences in 2005, revealing our deepest fears through a series of wordless, non-linear vignettes and intense physical performances. URBAN DEATH TOUR OF TERROR: Haunted Theatre Attraction! is bold, terrifying, and entirely unique. You are advised to purchase tickets early, as this event consistently sells out. Don’t come alone.

“There may be many spooky stage productions around this Halloween, but few will approach the level of this one.”  Andy Webster, The New York Times

 

“Zombie Joe’s Underground and Halloween go together like Norman Bates and motels, as demonstrated by ‘Urban Death’.” – David C. Nichols, LA Times

 

“Shows like…Zombie Joe’s ‘Urban Death’ hearken back to the Grand Guignol and Artaud’s Theatre of Cruelty, frightening us in new, experimental, and unexpected ways.”  Graham Skipper, Blumhouse.com

 

“Creepy, sad, sinister, and even satirical, ‘Urban Death Tour of Terror’ is not just the same old nightmare.” – Steve Biodrowski, Hollywood Gothique

ANNOUNCEMENT – Immersive – One Exit

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The Halogen Company , Los Angeles’s new immersive theater group, will present One Exit, a new work, written by Daniel Manning and The Halogen Company’s founding member, Julia Henning. This interpretation of Sartre’s No Exit and Dante’s Inferno will run July 11 – 14th at The In Between at 1118 N Commonwealth Ave, Los Angeles, CA.
This immersive theatre experience takes you through The In Between, unearthing past
traumas, revealing secrets and putting your souls on the line. Including an escape room
installment, this is sure to be one hell of a time.
One Exit is an immersive experience. This show includes: loud noises, smoke, and
physically restraining moments. One Exit is not wheelchair accessible. Late entrance is not guaranteed.
Players include: Sophie Cooper, Chynna Skye, Chris Carney, Aaron Lyons, Noah Nevins,
Noelle Urbano, James Cowan, Kylee Thurman, Kassie Winkler, Matt Vorce, Keight Leighn,
Daniel Manning, Alex Demers, and Julia Henning.

Original artwork and set design by Stephanie Delazeri and tech design by Ryan Dohner.
Tickets are $45 and available at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4268459 or
our website: thehalogencompany.com.

PLUG IN INITIATIVE: THE AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION
The Halogen Company will be donating part of its proceeds from our production of One
Exit to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. As this show deals with traumatic and sudden deaths, it is our duty as a company to reach out and raise awareness for this issue.
“Deaths of despair”, as they are being called, related to drugs, alcohol, or suicide — claimed the lives of 36,000 American millennials in 2017 alone. Drug overdoses are the most common cause of death. We’ve seen a 47% increase in major depression since 2013,
according to a Blue Cross Blue Shield report. However, one in five don’t seek treatment — likely because they can’t afford it. We at The Halogen Company hope you will join us for a night of immersive theatre, supporting an organization that impacts so many of those we love.

If you cannot join us for our limited engagement of One Exit, we urge to to make a donation to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. And as always we just want to say that you are not alone. Confidential help is available for free. If you do have thoughts of suicide please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. We can only make the mundane strange again, if you are here to enjoy it with us.

HALOGEN COMPANY’S MISSION
The Halogen Company (thehalogencompany.com) is a Los Angeles based theatre
production company committed to the interactive and immersive theater experience.
Previous works include Almost, Maine, our sold out interactive rendition of John Cariani’s classic play as well as Sit Down and Shut Up: A One Woman Immersive Experience discussing female treatment in the workplace in varying professional settings.
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 thehalogencompany.com.

ANNOUNCEMENT – IMMERSIVE – Speakeasy Society – CA

THE JOHNNY CYCLE

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The Speakeasy Society’s Johnny Cycle Returns to LA

I’m excited to announce The Speakeasy Society is prepping for The Johnny Cycle. I became familiar with The Speakeasy Society during Kansas Collection. I ran into John at Fringe this past weekend and he explained the show to me. It sounds amazing!!! I hope you will take a moment to click the link below and find out more about it and how you can support the show.

The Speakeasy Society’s critically acclaimed show, “The Johnny Cycle”, is an immersive theatre experience that combines the most poignant and effective moments from their three year investigation into a single tour de force evening. Featuring 13 performers in a sprawling historic venue with over 50 possible performance combinations.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENT – IMMERSIVE – ZJU Urban Death For Kidz! – CA

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URBAN DEATH for KIDZ!
Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre Group is proud to premiere their all-new family-friendly version of their long-running cult-horror theatre sensation!  URBAN DEATH for KIDS! is an eerily-fresh and fun 45-minute live performance that summons-up the “all-too-familiar” spirits, ghouls and monsters-under-the-bed that we strive to face and conquer, welcoming young audiences to confront their inner-most fears in this safe and entertaining theatre-spooktacular!  For Ages 10 and up.  Produced by Zombie Joe and Directed by Jana Wimer, with Original Musical Score by Christopher Reiner.
Grand Opening FRIDAY, JUNE 21 at 8:30pm:
FRIDAYS at 8:30pm and SATURDAYS at 1:00pm, JUNE 21 – JULY 13, 2019.
ZJU Theatre Group, 4850 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601
All TIX only $15.
Advance TIX Now on Sale at:  ZombieJoes.Tix.com
For Reservations CALL:  818-202-4120
ZJU’s Official Websites:  ZombieJoes.com & UrbanDeath.com

On Twitter & Instagram:  @ZombieJoes  @urbandeath_zju