HT Darling's Incredible Musaeum
Submersive Production's next big immersive theatrical experience, HT Darling's Incredible Musaeum is currently being devised collaboratively with 6 actors and 3 directors (Susan Stroupe, Lisi Stoessel, and Glenn Ricci), and will open in April 2017 at the historic Peale Museum.
Conceived by Stoessel, Musaeum will invite viewers to the Grand Opening of the Exhibit of New Galapagos, a far-off realm visited by intrepid explorer HT Darling. Dramaturgically, we have been exploring and deconstructing Enlightenment philosophy and the "natural order of the universe," working with ideas of owning narrative, seeking legacy and immortality, time and memory, undermining status quo structures, and seeking new ways to explore difficult histories of colonialism, misogyny, and appropriation. The show weaves in narrative, puppetry, museum studies and practices, dance, and interactive environments to create one immersive experience.