Discovered in the basement beneath The Peale Center, the Archives of the Deep Now are the records of a centuries-old secret society calling themselves The Institute of Visionary History. The Institute believed the building to be a kind of “thin place” where one can more easily transcend our present reality and contact other planes, places, and times. Their experiments combined scientific inquiry and visionary sight to uncover histories heretofore untold.
The Archives of the Deep Now have been recreated by Submersive from instructions left behind by The Institute of Visionary History before they mysteriously vanished in 1997. Each box from The Archives contains an experiment designed to conjure visions of the past in order to ask a specific question. Each resulting "episode" is a stand-alone, fully immersive experience for an audience of up to five people.
Designed as an intimate experience for small audiences, tickets are sure to go fast. Get yours now!
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"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"
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"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.
Our most recent production, BATS!, enjoyed three sold-out weekends this past March at the Marquee Lounge in the Creative Alliance. Thanks to all of you who attended. For those who missed it, here is a lovely writeup from Bitr Sisters: https://bitrsisters.com/2018/03/26/bats/
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