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Created by
The Speakeasy Society


Creative Team

Julianne Just, John Henningsen, Andrew Lia, Chris Porter, Matthew Bamberg-Johnson, Genevieve Gearheart


Matthew Bamberg-Johnson, Genevieve Gearhart, Zan Headley, John McCormick, John Henningsen


About the project: The Kansas Collection  is a ten-part immersive theater epic that reimagines the beloved characters of L. Frank Baum’s Wizard of Oz series. Featuring ARG elements and unlockable video content between chapters, audience members choose factions, solve mysteries, and collaborate with characters and each other to decide the fate of two worlds: Oz, and our own. 

In The Key, a mysterious tent has appeared in Los Angeles, where guests meet either Phil or Phoebe Daring, residents of the magical land of Oz. Each unique track reveals different perspectives on Oz and its current ruler after Dorothy’s departure, the despotic Scarecrow. Guests are given the opportunity to prove themselves–or not–and after their “recruiting session” ends with them joining either the Scarecrow’s Militia or the underground Patchwork Resistance, guests receive a key, and a puzzle leading them to the site of the next chapter.

The Kansas Collection, Part 1: The Key

OCTOBER 15, 2016 | FEBRUARY 10-11, 2017 | MARCH 26-27, 2017 | MARCH 17, 2018
Location: Atwater Village, Los Angeles (Various), Thymele Arts (2018)
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