The Hotel knows I can't resist its call.

83 times and counting.

 

It’s basic math…

Payday + Available Tickets = Impulse Late Show Friday 

Duh, that’s just basic math.

Anonymous asked
what are your thoughts about the new fortune telling?

I actually have no idea.  Since Annabella left, I haven’t been doing my usual mid-show break in the Manderley most visits, so I can’t give any opinion one way or the other.  I DO know a t least 1 or 2 of the people who have done it on occasion, and they are lovely, but I can’t speak to the specific experience.

That Immersive Poe Project

deliriumdog:

Now that this is a thing that is happening, I feel I should say a word or two about it.

It’s hard to write about it without going on forever, like the world’s longest recap of a show that hasn’t even been made yet, so I’ll stick to the basics…

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I had this idea over 18 months ago: an…

I love this!  I really really love this.  And I have no doubt that it will be amazing.

We’ll road trip, folks!  I’m thinking we rent an RV and make it a travelling slumber party immersive theatre field trip to Baltimore!

When YOU get picked for the 1-1 after two of you have been following the same character.

When YOU get picked for the 1-1 after two of you have been following the same character.

Let it GO

scorchedthesnake:

bloodwillhavebloodtheysay:

(Please take this post in the playful tone in which it’s intended. I really do love reading about everyone’s experiences at the show.)

Calling upon
EVERY RECAP ABOUT THIS TIME to write a sequel to the brilliant recap template that was created a few years ago. We need one that people can…

I guess ultimately I figured if I had so much spare attention for audience quibbles, that suggested maybe I wasn’t as enraptured by the show I was seeing as I liked to tell myself I was.

This—————-^

In a nutshell, THIS!——————^

Let it GO

(Please take this post in the playful tone in which it’s intended. I really do love reading about everyone’s experiences at the show.)

Calling upon
EVERY RECAP ABOUT THIS TIME to write a sequel to the brilliant recap template that was created a few years ago.  We need one that people can use that specifically highlights all the gripes with the audiences. A mad-libs style template might make it easier for people to vent about it. People are writing about it as if they are surprised by how rookie audiences are experiencing the show.

I mean, WE GET IT.  The audiences suck. Only people who have been multiple times do it “right,” and even then not always.  People hold hands, text, check the clock on their phone, talk, walk slowly, follow too closely, stand with their junk on the table while Hecate is eating, try to force their way into 1-1s, throw elbows trying to beat you through the doors, etc etc.

Unless you’re going to be as creative as RED LIPS AND LOST RINGS in this particular post (which I loved) let’s just all assume when we write about the show that everyone already knows the audience sucked.

Hint-  If the audience it making you nuts, go somewhere else.  It would be nice if we didn’t have to, but when you put 400 people into an immersive performance that defies all norms of traditional theatre with very little instruction, people are going to react differently. It’s not always easy, and I would be lying if I said I didn’t get caught up in it sometimes myself.  But I can honestly say that at this point, 83 trips in, it’s easier to adjust my own expectations and reactions than it is to change the energy of the audience.

If the audience is driving you crazy…

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deweydjb asked
Any word on Halloween? If I can swing it I'd love to attend but going on Oct. 17th so may have to miss it.

Anonymous asked
How old do you have to be, to be an intern?

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Anybody?

Edit, responding to note:
An internship does not necessarily have to be tied to a college program.  Plenty of people have internships well beyond their college years, especially in times career transition or unemployment.

I am relatively sure that a person does not have to be in school to get a SNM internship.  However, they do have to have a resume that supports a career that is relative to the internship.  Or otherwise make a compelling case as to their aspirations for a future in the field.

I suspect the question is asking if they have a minimum age, which I expect is 18 or 21.

Anonymous asked
For that anon earlier: Hey! I just got a job as an intern for SNM and we're unpaid, but as far as I'm aware the stewards do get paid. It's a crazy awesome job (if not stupidly sweaty at times) and I think we also just got a new wave of stewards, so there should still be openings. Good luck!
Anonymous asked
Is SNM closing in November?

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Stop it!  We don’t speak of that!

(No.  They only sell tickets a few months in advance.  It is highly likely that it will not be closing soon.  Although with all the talk of Punchdrunk bringing a new show to the U.S., anything is possible.)