Rochester, 1996

immersive theatre · capital w / drycraeft los angeles · Ages 16+ · United States of America

world premiere

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Rochester, 1996 is the story of an urban pastor, his teenage daughter, and a Sunday that shaped the rest of their lives. The show explores issues of identity, sexuality, and faith through the specific lens of late 90s Christianity in upstate New York.

This is an immersive, interactive experience that takes between 2.5-3 hours and involves locations across Los Angeles, starting and ending at Thymele Arts. Participants will ride in a vehicle, talk to actors, stand, move, and walk through various locations. The show is not ADA accessible; we apologize for any disappointment or inconvenience.

This is a play involving religion; not a religious play. People of all faiths and backgrounds are welcome.

Thematic warning: domestic violence, relationship abuse, sexual themes

To participate in Rochester, 1996, you will be required to sign the following waiver of liability:


Activity & Associated Risk. I have chosen to participate in Rochester, 1996, hereinafter referred to as “Activity,” which is organized by Capital W Performance and DryCræft Los Angeles (hereinafter referred to as “CW/DC”). I understand that:

CW/DC offers immersive theatre experiences in which participants engage in physical activities. Audience members may be transported by bus, automobile, rickshaw, pedicab or like vehicles in order to participate in the theatre experience.

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Production Team

monica miklas *

producer + dramaturg

lauren ludwig *

writer + director

thaddeus shafer *

performer + story development

brandon baruch *

lighting designer

patrick blanchard *

production designer

david mckeever *

sound designer

rachel weir *

costume designer

* Fringe Veteran