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

THU // JUN 04 // 07:00PM

Caveat and the Chaos Theory team are postponing this week’s show. We believe that a fun and distracting show is not the best way to serve our community right now. The chaos in our country right now deserves nothing less than our full attention and direct action. If you had a ticket you should have an email with further info.


Chaos has taken on a whole new meaning in the last few months. We live this chaos every day, but what would happen if we played through this chaos rather than letting it play us?

Join the eccentric Dr. Genevieve Saoch, whose personal life continuously interferes with her objectivity as a Chaologist, in a super-serious, gamified exploration of Chaos Theory that explodes into a series of interactive experiments inspired by the science of chaos theory, Jurassic Park, middle school crushes, and, of course, the butterfly effect to end all butterfly effects: COVID-19.  

What have you got to lose but the illusion of order in your life?

CHAOS THEORY is a NY Times Recommended comedy show and winner of the Immersion Nation Best Social Immersion Award 2019. 


How will this work?

After reserving a ticket, you'll receive a separate email before the show with the Zoom link. The interactive show will be hosted as a private event by Caveat. Thanks in advance for not sharing the Zoom link.

There are several ticketing tiers, please choose the price point that works for you! 

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 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.




Your favorite nerdy basement club now hosts remote livestreams 6 nights a week! We’ve got special online editions of your favorite long-running shows, as well as brand new shows to expand your horizons.  


It’s a strange time and it may only get stranger. 

Is it weird not to “woooooo” when your favorite performer comes on “stage”? Definitely! 

Is it disorienting for performers to talk to a computer screen instead of a room full of people? Yep! 

Do we all wish we were together, eating popcorn & drinking beer in our NYC basement library? *sob* OF COURSE!

A performer may lose internet connection - YouTube may crash - Someone’s cat might jump up on the computer and rub its butt on the camera during a stream! 


But we’re smart, and we’re strong, and we’re gonna get through this together. A little global pandemic can’t stop Caveat shows from making you a little bit smarter & a little bit drunker! 





All ticket proceeds & PayPal contributions are split between the performers you see on the show, and Caveat. Any amount you’re able to pay will help us continue paying our staff, supporting the performers, paying our rent, and ensuring we’ll be able to open our doors again on the other side of this! It may be a while before live, in-person entertainment will be back in full force in NYC - Caveat is committed to doing livestreams sustainably for our business & our performers until then! 

If you’d like to support us with more than a ticket: 

Contribute to our staff fund here:

Purchase a gift card here (good for anything at the bar when we re-open!):





If you are not currently able to afford the $5 ticket, we are offering a limited number of free tickets per show to those experiencing financial  hardship. 

Simply email with your request. 

We are a small business, and we’re providing these free tickets on good faith, so please be conscientious, and please do not share the link. 

Please DO share the link to the ticket page to spread the word about the show, and encourage friends & colleagues to buy tickets! That helps us a lot. 

We’re happy to help keep you connected & entertained through this rough time! 




Caveat Members get free access to all Caveat Livestreams! 

Members: use your email address as a promo code on the ticketing page to access your free member tickets.   

To become a Caveat Member, click here:


Wash your hands and keep calm: Caveat is here to keep our community entertained and our creators working.


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