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Sonic Sphere @ The Shed
The Shed presents Sonic Sphere, a revolutionary new architectural space / multisensory spherical concert hall suspended in The Shed’s soaring McCourt Featuring immersive, 3-D sound and light explorations of innovative music created and curated by The xx, Steve Reich, Carl Craig, and Yaeji, with live performances by Madame Gandhi, Yunè Pinku, UNIIQU3, and Igor Levit
Produced, directed, and performed in a four-hour immersive theatre and party experience in the historical Westerfeld Mansion. With triumvirate members Scott Gillies and Trevor Tarin, we led a cast and crew of 35 throughout 17 rooms of performance, along 4 separate plot lines that guests could follow to their conclusion (with myriad interacting subplots woven between).
Challenge from Beyond
Gods and monsters compete for the mantel of the aging q̦̙͈̬͊͊͋ͭu̷̞̹̙͉e̪̼͖̺͑̃̂ḙ͇͕ͩn̰͖̞̩͔̬͛ͮd̬̙͕͊̏͛̓̀̇e̙̤͎ͫ̿i̴̤̱͕̖̹̮̪̅̄t͖͖͆̄̌̎̀̉͊y̯̤̌m̷̲̥̞̖͎͓ͅo̶͎͗t̠͓̞̫̗̥̏̄̐̀̍̌h͛̍ͦ̌͏̫̥̖e̶̼͔͎̪ͫ̇̆̋ͥr͈͚̺̲͛ͦ, thereby gaining demesne of the multiverse. Through a 13 puzzle + meta series of games, they learned that the q̦̙͈̬͊͊͋ͭu̷̞̹̙͉e̪̼͖̺͑̃̂ḙ͇͕ͩn̰͖̞̩͔̬͛ͮd̬̙͕͊̏͛̓̀̇e̙̤͎ͫ̿i̴̤̱͕̖̹̮̪̅̄t͖͖͆̄̌̎̀̉͊y̯̤̌m̷̲̥̞̖͎͓ͅo̶͎͗t̠͓̞̫̗̥̏̄̐̀̍̌h͛̍ͦ̌͏̫̥̖e̶̼͔͎̪ͫ̇̆̋ͥr͈͚̺̲͛ͦ was not retiring after all. Instead, every several millennia she devours lesser beings of power to recharge herself. Through a series of plot twists, it was revealed that in order to save both themselves and the multiverse, they would have to devour the mortal projection of the q̦̙͈̬͊͊͋ͭu̷̞̹̙͉e̪̼͖̺͑̃̂ḙ͇͕ͩn̰͖̞̩͔̬͛ͮd̬̙͕͊̏͛̓̀̇e̙̤͎ͫ̿i̴̤̱͕̖̹̮̪̅̄t͖͖͆̄̌̎̀̉͊y̯̤̌m̷̲̥̞̖͎͓ͅo̶͎͗t̠͓̞̫̗̥̏̄̐̀̍̌h͛̍ͦ̌͏̫̥̖e̶̼͔͎̪ͫ̇̆̋ͥr͈͚̺̲͛ͦ, which was secretly cake. Dancing ensued.
Bloodlines 2 Activation
An international collaboration between Paradox Entertainment, Alice & Smith, and Epic Immersive created the live finale to a three-month Alternative Reality Game promoting an upcoming horror videogame. 2-4 players at a time (out of the hundreds on site and tens of thousands following online) were brought into a psychologically charged environment where their senses of time and memory were distorted before they were released back into the wider game.
A 65-character, weekend-long, improvised play. Fae and their foundlings act out their personal dramas while dealing with a crisis of belief — and magic.
Myriad forms of connection mix in a sensory, experiential cocktail. Immersive theatre, cocktail party, introspective journey.
Heist @ Sea
You thought you were out of the game, when you get a birthday card containing hints that your family's long-lost, ancestral MacGuffin is on this very (real) boat. Fine. You're in for one last job.
The UnderThing Bar
A series of speakeasies in unlikely places, where weary travelers can lose themselves, or find lost things. Most recently, we ran a room modeled after Eurydice's chamber in the videogame Hades.
Brand new, experimental circus company playing at the edges pf spectacle and connection. Launching in July 2023.
Welcome to Canaan House
Necromancers and their cavaliers compete for the mysterious honor of attaining Lyctorhood.
Harvest @ Moss
Celebrate shedding that which no longer serves with an immersive, musical feast.
Of Mirrors and Masquerades
A dark princess searches for the Charm to let her steal another girl's life.
Experimental pallette for experiential performance, covered on flowers.
Snow Queen ARG
The Hans Christian Anderson faerie tale comes to life as guests follow the tale through a series of hidden puzzles. If they succeed, perhaps spring will come again?
A dream of light and angles, told in metal.
The Algonquin Literary Ball
A literary masquerade sets the stage for a mystery of stories, purpose, and connection. A live event, pivoted to online in April 2020.
Arts collective and venue in the heart of San Francisco dedicated to promoting and enabling accessible, creative, and original art.
Egress & Oriel
An online production in the digital ‘Egress & Oriel Theater’, written in Twine. First in a weekly series with original content created in collaboration with a different musical partner every month.
Monthly arts and culture event in Oakland, booking local and touring performance talent for the cabaret portion of the evening — circus, comedy, opera, and more. For the rest of the evening, the space was transformed into a venue for creative and safe expression for our attendees.
Odyssey Works Residency
Over the course of a week, collaboratively developed, wrote, and performed in an immersive experience designed for a single person. Under the direction of Ayden LeRoux and Abraham Burikson, we learned and utilized the techniques developed by Odyssey Works to create a unique, 36 hour show.
The next generation of smart assistant devices provides privacy-first Intelligence as a Service.
Mechanical engineer, Product manager
Stage combat and acrobatic dance in a warehouse- turned- bar- turned- venue crowded with 500 patrons and a surprising number of taxidermy animals.
INSEEC is a French higher education consortium of 16 engineering, business and communication schools. At INSEEC SF we introduce undergrads and graduate students to entrepreneurship and innovation through hands-on STEAM education.
A tensegrity shade structure of steel, aluminum, dyneema cord, and lycra membranes create a surreal, elevated teahouse balancing tension and relaxation with absurdly beautiful fittings.
Artist, Mechanical engineer
Ardent Mobile Cloud Platform
A ‘revolutionary new cloud platform’ to lift passengers up to 45ft in the air. Rated for up to five riders, it was also capable of rigging live performers in our unique Aerial Performance Interface (API), in addition to carrying a full water tank. The last was used for our Trusted Precipitation Module (TPM), which allowed us to rain on people’s parades as required. Displayed at the California Academy of Arts and Sciences, Dreamforce, and more.
Zoa unfolded in three parts; first, a beautiful, elegant, translucent structure inspired by seedpods rises from the desert floor; next, an awe inspiring mind-week burn; which revealed an unexpected sculptural array hidden within. Three sinuous forms pulse with a fiery glow, seeming to breathe and dance.