Concept, Aesthetic Direction, and Set Design: H.T. Darling’s Incredible Musaeum
H.T. Darling's Incredible Musaeum Presents: The Treasures of New Galapagos, Astonishing Acquisitions from the Perisphere
Produced by Submersive Productions
Created by the Ensemble
The Peale Center
Concept: Lisi Stoessel
Directors: Lisi Stoessel, Susan Stroupe, Glenn Ricci
Set Design: Lisi Stoessel
Costume Design: Stephanie Parks
Lighting Design: James Johnson
Sound Design: Glenn Ricci
Prop Master: Ursula Marcum
Cast: Josh Aterovis, Francisco Benavides, David Brasington, Emily Hall, Martha Robichaud, Trustina Sabah, Lisi Stoessel, Sarah Olmsted Thomas, Alex Vernon
Puppet Fabrication: Francisco Benavides,Ursula Marcum, Jess Rassp, Lisi Stoessel, Alex Vernon
The Incredible Musaeum immerses the audience inside a Belle Epoque-style cabinet of curiosities brought to life through performance, puppetry, interactive sets, an original soundtrack, multiple story lines, and delights for all the senses. Created by a team of more than 20 Baltimore artists, the performance and installation activates all four floors of The Peale Center.
"Conceptualist Lisi Stoessel..has created an experience that defies description in the most imaginatively miraculous way possible. Truly a mesmerizing wonder, entering H.T. Darling’s Incredible MUSÆUM is nothing short of venturing to another planet somewhere beyond the reaches of our temporal and spatial understanding. It is spectacle, adventure, mystery, and so much more all captured in one experience."
-Amanda Gunther, Theatre Bloom
"Part rollercoaster ride, part alternative history, part allegory on colonialism and exploitation of indigenous peoples. And it’s all parts fun.”
-Jill Kyle-Keith DC Theatre Scene
"True to its mission to “activate unused, underused or unusual spaces in Baltimore,” Submersive has made the Peale Museum come alive with one of the most exciting theatrical experiences of the year."
-Patricia Mitchell, DC Metro Theater Arts
Musaeum was made possible with support from the Jim Henson Foundation, the PNC Foundation, Bazaar, James Taylor’s Shocked and Amazed!, and Baltimore City Department of General Services