Your inner chaos agent wants out... Embrace it
IKantKoan Games and Immersive Experiences, image by James Firnhaber
2020 Show Dates
Thursday, December 3
critical acclaim for chaos theory
"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... what a superb actress Creane is…and how completely she performs in the moment."
- Best New York Comedy
"The portions of multiplayer game theater are hilarious yet surprisingly poignant as we as the audience were presented with tasks that spoke to the very nature of ourselves. All the while we are being tricked into learning. (If only my physics teacher at school had attended one of these meetups.)...utter beautiful chaos, as we the audience are pushed to make choices, to share deep personal secrets, and to let mayhem reign over the final act of this performance... It was wonderful to behold... "
- No Proscenium
"Chaos Theory is a phenomenally successful theatrical experiment... a perfect show for those who’d like to reassess their goals and values. Creane gives an electric performance."
- Theater is Easy
ABOUT THE SHOW:
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!
Writer/Performer: Jessica Creane
Co-Directors: Joseph Ahmed & Amy Blumberg
Costumes and Props: Evelyn Langley
Production Manager: Jilly Schwab
CHAOS THEORY premiered at the Philadelphia Fringe Festival and has been presented by FringeNYC, HERE Arts, NYC, and Caveat, NYC.