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

SAT // JUN 22 // 03:30PM

What happens when a TED talk about chaos theory goes wildly off the rails?

Chaos Theory is a comedic, immersive experience exploring the underlying chaos in our lives. A lecture about chaos theory devolves into a series of interactive games inspired by the science of chaos theory, Jurassic Park, middle school crushes, and abstract math seminars builds to “utter beautiful chaos” as the audience is guided by mathematical scientist, Dr. Genevieve Saoch, whose personal life continually interferes with her ability to be objective about her research as a Chaologist. Through a series of participatory experiments, audience members are invited to embrace their inner chaos agent as they embody facets of chaos theory including deterministic chaos, fractals, self-organization, and the butterfly effect.

 

Doors 3:30 PM, show 4:00 PM.
Tickets $25 in advance, $30 at the door.
21+
This event is mixed seated and standing room. Seats are first-come, first-served.
REFUND POLICY: Tickets maybe 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.



“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

BIOS:
Jessica Creane is a game designer, an immersive theater artist, a professor of serious and experimental games at Drexel University, and the founder of IKantKoan Games. She holds an MFA in Devised, Ensemble Performance from The Pig Iron School of Advanced Performance Training and a BA in Political Communications from the George Washington University. Jessica has worked on Broadway, at sidewalk festivals, and in the digital abyss. Her work has been presented at BostonFIG, HERE Arts Center, The Franklin Institute, and FringeNYC. She is currently game-designer-in-residence at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Park.

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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