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Immersive, interactive, intense theatrical experience where you are the protagonist in a story about Baba Yaga and the Firebird
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10 Minutes In The Forest: enter and be wary

10 Minutes In The Forest is an immersive, interactive, intense experience that allows you, the audience, to be the protagonist in fairy tale. Enter the deep forest with Baba Yaga and the Firebird and test your bravery, courage and cunning!

This immersive theater piece is also a playable game and art installation. 10 Minutes In The Forest will be produced at The Slate, a new black box theater run by the The Pocket LLC at 815 Seattle Blvd. S, inside the Inscape Arts Building. Performances will happen June 2-5th. ADDITIONAL DATES ADDED! Performances will ALSO happen June 9-11th. 

The piece is for individual audience members or paired companions who interact directly with actors and dancers portraying Baba Yaga and the Firebird. The experience will require you to move through the sculptural forest, so we recommend wearing clothes you feel comfortable moving in. 

enter the deep forest, stranger

where Firebird hides her eggs from danger

three attempts are all you’ve got

you are safe: the eggs are not

beware, take heed, keep watch, look out: Baba Yaga is about

10 Minutes In The Forest is produced by Casework Productions, an organization founded by Casey Middaugh. The show features music by composer David Ibbett and the performances by Lauren Bond, Katrina Hamilton, Sarah McKinley, Emily Rychlick, and Hosanna Tolman.

STRETCH GOAL: 360° Video for every backer when we reach $4,000!

I'm thrilled to announce a partnership between Casework Productions and Cherry Street Films. We'll be working with the founders and select students to create immersive, 360° video of 10 Minutes In The Forest and also a short "Making Of" documentary.

When we hit $4,000 EVERY BACKER will get the password to the private YouTube links and will have exclusive access for a month before we make the videos public. We're tremendously excited to be working with Cherry Street Films and their students!

Risks and challenges

This is the second mounting of this production, and while the venue and collaborators are different from the first iteration, we've learned a lot and I feel confident we'll be able to meet the new challenges.

PROBLEMS FROM THE FIRST PRODUCTION AND NEW SOLUTIONS
1. Accidentally wiping out our Baba Yaga
The first time this show was produced we only had one actor playing Baba Yaga and we nearly ran him into the ground. This time every evening we perform there will be at least two actors playing Baba Yaga and two dancers for Firebird so that they can trade off, take breaks, and take care of their bodies during this physically demanding show.

2. Running out of materials for the Forest
I took meticulous notes about the volume of forest materials 5 years ago, and this time I've doubled them. I think we'll be fine.

3. Only having one day for everyone to see the production
We have so many performance dates! There will be ample opportunity for Seattle folks to see 10 Minutes In The Forest. For people living elsewhere? Well, that's a problem we haven't solved yet...

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    YOUR NAME IN THE FOREST

    Want your name somewhere in the forest? We'll put it there for you! Want someone else's name in Baba Yaga's forest? That's...creepy. Yeah, we'll do that too.

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    FIREBIRD POSTCARD

    A heartfelt, handwritten thank you postcard with Firebird art by watercolorist Sara Eileen.

    Plus, your name in the forest.

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    BABA YAGA POSTCARD

    A heartfelt, handwritten thank you postcard with Baba Yaga art by Skyrim artist Jonah Lobe

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    TICKET TO 10 MINUTES IN THE FOREST

    Ticket voucher for one time slot to 10 Minutes In The Forest- good either as a solo experience or with a companion

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    FIRST PERSON VIDEO DOWNLOAD

    Are you outside of Seattle, but still want to experience 10 Minutes In The Forest? Terrific, we're making a point-of-view video and you can have a download of it.

    Find your name in the forest! (during the credits)

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    TICKET AND VIDEO DOWNLOAD

    Ticket voucher for one time slot to 10 Minutes In The Forest- good either as a solo experience or with a companion

    Use your time in the forest to save the Firebird's eggs, and then watch the video later to find your name in the forest. Seems like a really practical plan.

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    ALL SWAG, NO TICKET

    Get your video download and both postcards complete with handwritten notes.

    Take your time and find your name in the forest.

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    TWO TICKETS TO 10 MINUTES IN THE FOREST

    Ticket vouchers for two time slots for 10 Minutes In The Forest. Each time slot is good for either a solo audience member or a pair of companions, so this reward can be for two to four people.

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    TWO TICKETS AND VIDEO DOWNLOAD

    Ticket vouchers for two time slots for 10 Minutes In The Forest. Each time slot is good for either a solo audience member or a pair of companions, so this reward can be for two to four people.

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    FIREBIRD COSTUME

    The Firebird costume from 10 Minutes In The Forest - created by Lauren Bond

    Get the fiery wings after the show is over! And, of course, your name in the forest

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    BABA YAGA COSTUME

    The Baba Yaga costume from 10 Minutes In The Forest- created by Lauren Bond

    Get Baba Yaga's cloak after the show is over! And, of course, your name in the forest.

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    90 MINUTES IN THE FOREST

    An hour and half for you and your guests to go through the forest. This could be a party of 9 entering in a standard amount of time. Or just you- spending and hour and a half exploring the forest in detail. Or somewhere in the middle- it's up to you!

    With 90 minutes I feel like you could probably find your name in the forest. Plus you'll get both postcards and a video download.

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    IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE DESIGN CONSULT WITH CASEY MIDDAUGH

    Want some advice or a lot of enthusiastic brainstorming? Casey will be encouraging and bring her eight years of experience to your project!

    Can be in person in Seattle or over Skype.

    You will also get two time slot vouchers, both postcards, and your name in the forest. Aw, heck- TWO names in the forest.

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