Have you ever thought you would lose your mind? How do you know what is real? Did you know that a single bat can eat up to 1200 mosquitos in an hour?
BATS! is a mixed media, interactive contemplation on the nature of fear and madness. This newly created solo work is conceived and performed by Michele Minnick, created in collaboration with Submersive Productions. Through conversation, stories, sound, original illustrations by Baltimore artist Chelsea Demitras, and some accordion songs, this show explores the tricky landscape of reason and insanity. Blurring the lines between fact and fiction, past and present, BATS! connects an extra-ordinary personal narrative to a larger story: the all too ordinary madness of American culture. Opening March 16 ~ TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW!
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“I was blown away by the quality of the work.”
“A fully immersive experience that has something to dazzle all the senses.”
"Lovers of the new, the weird and the wonderful, take note: everything you’re looking for is in Baltimore, at Submersive Productions’ fantastical new piece, H.T. Darling’s Incredible Musaeum"
“An experience that defies description in the most imaginatively miraculous way possible.”
"Museums spend years acquiring the sort of artifacts Submersive Productions assembled for this show. It’s one thing to stage a show in a real museum – quite another to flesh out an empty one."
After our highly lauded, sold out run in Spring 2017, we brought back "Musaeum" for a limited engagement for five weeks Nov-Dec 2017. In this newly devised immersive theater experience by Submersive Productions, audiences were invited to the Grand Opening of H.T. Darling's new exhibit of artifacts from the planet New Galapagos. By interacting with the curious inhabitants of the museum, the building, and the exhibition itself, each audience member must choose their own path through the evening's strange events.
We are still unpacking our experience of creating and running this show and hearing about the many ways it affected our audiences. To learn more, watch our recent spot on ABC2's Midday and read an interview with our Artistic Directors.
Michele Minnick has been an Artistic Associate with Submersive since the very start, serving on the directing team and training the ensemble for The Mesmeric Revelations! of Edgar Allan Poe. The first seed for BATS! was planted during a 2012 workshop with performance artist and activist Tim Miller. Michele shelved the idea to finish her doctoral thesis and was awaiting the right time for this investigation of the crazy in ourselves, and in our culture. Due to recent and current events we need not elucidate, that time is clearly now. Tickets are now available through Artful.ly.
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