Presentation and conversation with Nick A. Olivero (The Speakeasy)

To find us: go the Best Buy at 1717 Harrison Street and look inside for the man in the yellow hat. Tell him you're looking for the iPhone 6 "House Special". Don't let the Pinkertons spot you, or the jig is up! You'll receive further directions from there.

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In September, we're psyched to be hosting a presentation and conversation with Nick A. Olivero, the Artistic Director of Boxcar Theatre and the acclaimed local immersive production The Speakeasy.

As those who have seen it know, during its run (which ended June 21), The Speakeasy established a deep and subtle narrative world and a wealth of interactive/experiential opportunities, all in a compact physical space. Whether you stayed in one place and watched episodes and encounters play out, or followed a particular character in their path and grew to understand their story, or just gambled the entire time (!!), the feeling of a complex interwoven tale playing out around you like clockwork was incredible and inspiring. (The show is re-opening next year, so if you didn't see it, you'll still have a chance!)

"The Speakeasy is a choose-your-own-adventure collection of character studies of the folks who populate a San Francisco speakeasy in the 1920s. There are the mob bosses and the showgirls, the fallen heroes and the families they (tried to) leave behind. The dramatic tension here is romantic and political, it comes out through dialogue, song, and dance, and it's performed in the chair next to you one moment and behind glass the next. " The Bold Italic

Nick will be talking about his work on The Speakeasy, and Boxcar Theatre's long history in exploratory, immersive, and site-specific work.

Location: You'll find yourself there. Eventually.

Schedule:
- 6:00-7:00pm: Make your way to the location.
- 7:15-8pm: Presentation by Nick A. Olivero
- 8-8:30pm: Q&A 
- 8:30-9:30pm: Mingle & discuss! 
- 9:30pm-: Hanging out to follow at a nearby bar.


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  • Thomas L.

    I recommend heading to Best Buy any time up until 7:10.

    September 18

  • Michael E.

    Is the show starting at 6 or can we get there between 6 and 6.30?

    September 18

  • Gabe

    Hey could use a last minute volunteer to show up at 5. Anyone wanna help out?

    September 18

    • anne-marie

      I can! where at? might be 5:05

      1 · September 18

    • Gabe

      Awesome!!! Call me,[masked]

      September 18

  • Gabe

    To find us: go the Best Buy at 1717 Harrison Street at 6pm and look inside for the man in the yellow hat. Tell him you're looking for the iPhone 6 "House Special". Don't let the Pinkertons spot you, or the jig is up! You'll receive further directions from there.

    1 · September 17

  • Gabe

    Hi all -- something has come up on Nick's side and we need to change the date to Thursday, September 18th. W're really sorry for the inconvenience this causes, and hope you all can still make it!

    August 21

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