THE WHY is a new four-part immersive theater experience! This series is written and produced by one of Los Angeles' most unique and interesting immersive staples and character actors, Dakota Loesch and his team of artists.
Twenty participants are invited to congregate together at a secret storefront location in East LA. There, The Founder will conduct an hour-long session offering audience members the rare chance to join a newly established religious movement.
With each chapter exploring our desire for purpose in life, you will find that beneath the extravagant sermons and entangled theories lies a man attempting to escape his own personal tragedies.
Join us for just one session or come for all four if the spirit moves you! Each chapter can stand alone but participating in all four is sure to reveal a much larger story. These unique experiences will illuminate further who we are, what we believe, and WHY we believe it.
Immersive Theater brings audiences right into the story, often allowing them to interact with characters and explore environments. While every immersive show is unique, each embraces the idea of deeply engaging audiences by breaking the boundaries of traditional theatre.
Dakota Loesch states,"I create Immersive Theater for a very personal reason: it gave my life purpose. I found this medium, this way of storytelling and communicating with people, at a time when I was lost in life and short on meaning. Becoming part of the Immersive Community in LA, working with the outstanding people I’ve worked with on the shows we’ve created together, it has all made me strive to be a more thoughtful and aware and caring human being. It really did save my life and give it focus. And now all I want to do is try my best to give back to the community and the artform that gave me so much."
If we don’t reach our funding goal then this show will not exist! So every single contribution helps make THE WHY a reality. Funding will assure we have all the elements we need to bring this unique show to life. That includes everything from renting a location to paying the cast and crew, not to mention all the start-up costs and production expenses involved in launching a brand new theater piece. All in all, our goal is to make sure THE WHY is a top-notch and one-of-a-kind experience for you!
Risks and challenges
Part of the power of Immersive Theater is getting to exist in a fully realized world, but creating such a world is one of the medium’s greatest challenges. For THE WHY, we’ll be handcrafting all of the details that make up our show: religious texts, informational pamphlets, original artwork, everything from sets and lighting down to the food and refreshments we serve.
Our team is comprised of a wide variety of producers, performers, artists and technicians. All are members of the Immersive and Fine Arts communities in LA, and each one brings a unique skill-set tailored to their involvement with this project. With funding in place, we’ll be able to bring to life a truly rich and realized Immersive Experience for audiences to live in.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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