Chaos Theory: an off-the-rails TED Talk on the underlying chaos of our lives

THU // DEC 03

What if you were at a TED talk about chaos theory that suddenly went wildly off the rails?

A super serious lecture about Chaos Theory explodes into a series of interactive games and experiments inspired by the science of chaos theory, Jurassic Park, and the ultimate chaos: middle school crushes. Your guide, chaologist Dr. Genevieve Saoch, whose personal life continuously interferes with her objectivity as a chaologist, invites you to play through a series of multiplayer experiments modeled on the butterfly effect, fractals, and deterministic chaos, ultimately inviting you to apply the formulas that explain chaos *theory* to the chaos of your *actual* life. You've got nothing to lose but the illusion of order in your life!

Doors 6:30 PM, show 7:00 PM.
Tickets $25 in advance, $30 at the door.
21+
This event is mixed seated and standing room. Seats are first-come, first-served.
No outside food or drink is allowed. See our menu here
REFUND POLICY: Tickets may be refunded up to 24 hours before the event. Within 24 hours we may take exchanges for other events at our discretion. No refunds after the event.

The show may or may not contain a state of undress. 

NY Times Recommended comedy show!

Winner of the Immersion Nation Best Social Immersion Award 2019!

“4 out of 4 stars. A highly interactive show that uses comedy and thoughtfully structured game-play for nudging audiences to explore their wishes and desires, push past boundaries, connect with everyone around them, and be open to anything.” - Best NYC Comedy

“If only my physics teacher at school had attended one of these meetups... Creane delivers a phenomenal performance, as the initially mousy doctor transforms into a crazed being, full of ecstatic and infectious joy… Wonderful to behold” - No Proscenium

"A phenomenally successful theatrical experiment" -  Theater is Easy


BIOS:
Jessica Creane is an immersive theater artist and game designer. She is the founder of IKantKoan LLC, focused on creating playful experiences exploring serious subject matter. Jessica is a Professor of Game Design at Drexel University and CUNY City Tech, a climate change game designer with The National Parks Service, a 2020 Arctic Circle AiR in Immersive Gaming, a Tribe12 Fellow, and she recently gave a TEDx talk about embracing uncertainty through play. She is a graduate of The Pig Iron School of Advanced Performance Training and her work has been presented at HERE Arts, FringeNYC, BostonFIG, The World Economic Forum, PAX Unplugged, The Franklin Institute, IndieCade, Bandwi/d/th International, Tanween Creativity Festival in Ithra, Saudi Arabia, and on KQED San Fransisco. More can be found at www.ikantkoan.com and @IKantKoan (t/i/fb). 

Joseph Ahmed (Co-Director) is a multidisciplinary theater artist based in Philadelphia. He wears a variety of hats, from actor and director, to interactive experience designer and circus coach. He is a company member of the Barrymore award-winning physical theater company Tribe of Fools (co-director, Fly Eagles Fly), and performed throughout the region as a company member of Almanac Dance Circus Theatre from 2016-2018. He co-founded the interactive theater company Obvious Agency with Arianna Gass and Daniel Park, which most recently created Barnes Jawn(t), a commission by the Barnes Foundation. He holds a BFA in Theater Arts from Boston University, and a certificate from the Teacher's College Teaching Artist Certification program at Columbia University.

Amy Shoshana Blumberg (Co-Director) is a theater director, choreographer, and performer based out of Philadelphia and NYC. She has danced new and classic modern dance works by contemporary and historic modern dance choreographers, and has made dances for musicals, stylized classic works, and period plays. Her recent directing credits include world premieres, immersive Shakespeare events, and leftist political theater. She holds an MFA in Theater Directing from Temple University and a BA in Africana Studies from Barnard College.

Evelyn Langley (Costumes and Props) is an Oklahoma-grown wanderer, performance artist, farmer, and maker of things currently based in Philadelphia. She finds mischief in loose threads and comfort in the humming of an overhead projector. She often wants to be in more than one place at one time. Evelyn studied Religion & Culture and Dance at Knox College and hybrid performance-making in Headlong Performance Institute. She has been an artist in residence at Bearnstow (2014), The Yard (2015) and North Mountain (2016). She was a member of Almanac Dance Circus Theatre 2015-2018, with whom she performed throughout New Jersey and Philadelphia. She works closely with director & choreographer Arielle Pina--most notably on UNARMED (2015, Philly Fringe Festival & 2016, Judson Church), a performance that meditates on race in contemporary America. Evelyn also collaborates with Alyssa Kennamer under the name Slow Clutch, most recently performing BOUNCE HOUSE (2017) in a squiggly world made with Hannah Carr and Olivia Gibb. She is currently researching a duet between her own body dancing and an ever-changing drawing.

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