The Pod

lucid dramatics / spy brunch · Ages 21+ · United States of America

world premiere
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CRISTEN BRINKERHOFF certified reviewer June 07, 2019
Review from Outer space has always been a somewhat difficult concept for me. Even the word itself—space—implies a vast, incomprehensible emptiness. This year’s Hollywood Fringe Festival brings us The Pod, the brainchild of creators Nick Rheinwald-Jones (SpyBrunch) and Katelyn Schiller (Lucid DramaticsLucid Dramatics,) and a euphoric love letter to that unknowable plane. Macora Aerospace and Robotics International has tapped me to be the next candidate for their colonization project to Proxima Centauri B. Proxima is 4.22 lightyears from Earth, though, and Macora’s transport vessel, The Pod, is only equipped to sustain one person for a journey that long. Consequently, I’m being provided with an android companion, Ellie (pl... full review
AARON VANEK certified reviewer June 24, 2019
The Pod reminds me of childhood adventures pretending the closet was a spaceship. The show is very well designed, crafted, and acted--professional adults launching a kid's beloved fantasy. ... full review
CAM SAMPSON certified reviewer June 27, 2019
tagged as: immersive · transportive · touching
"The Pod" was a moving, transformational journey into the depths of space, and I couldn't have anticipated the touching effect it had on me. What a treat for the senses! The overall programming, from intake video to Pod effects really contributed to the immersive experience. Really very well done on all fronts. And Katelyn. Just, stunning. ... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 27, 2019
Such an intimate, vulnerable, probing and -- in its own way -- comforting experience. These creators have really taken a point of view and crafted an experience that will speak to each of us, both the eager and the disbeliever. It's also just a solid 20 minutes of fun.... full review
LYNDSIE SCOGGIN certified reviewer June 28, 2019
The show captured my heart! In 20 minutes they were able to build a believable and emotionally powerful piece that is so much bigger than what you would expect. Amazing premise and performance.... full review
SHOSHANNA GREEN certified reviewer June 07, 2019
tagged as: science fiction · Psychology
Would you like a personal connection with an artificial intelligence? Then this show is for you. ... full review
ERIK BLAIR certified reviewer June 09, 2019
A great example of how immersive theatre can generate a small, intimate story through characterization and narrative.... full review
ATHENA MARENGHI certified reviewer June 10, 2019
This show was innovative, clever, thought provoking, charming, and all around beautiful. ... full review
MATT RITCHEY certified reviewer June 13, 2019
All the awards. Just give it all the awards. And I don't just mean Fringe. Valley Theatre Awards, Tony, Oscar, just give it awards. A room that looks like my apartment legit became outer space, Katelyn Schiller is... literally an otherworldly talent. Nick Rhinewald-Jones has done his best piece so far. I was expecting this, but I was not expecting THIS. And now it's sold out so I can feel all special and haughty and SO I SHALL!! (dons top hat and cane and looks down at you)... full review
WILLIAM KISTLER certified reviewer June 18, 2019
I really enjoyed this. One of my favorite one-on-one immersive experiences I've done.... full review