News: Immersive Choose-Your-Own-Adventure "Assemble" Returns

 

Flying Leap LLC has announced the return engagement of Assemble, created by David Blackman, Talya Chalef, and Jess Kaufman. Assemble, a self-guided, socially distanced solo experience is currently playing a limited engagement at a location in Brooklyn that is revealed post-ticket purchase. Performances begin Friday, October 8, and continue through Friday, November 5. Tickets are $40 and are available at www.projectassemble.org

After a successful initial run in January 2020 as part of The Exponential Festival, Assemble has returned to everyone's favorite superstore with even more questions than before. Assemble is a guerrilla, choose-your-own-adventure performance that transforms the mundane spaces of a well-known store in Brooklyn into a series of worlds, fantasies, and meditations. Participants download an app to their phones and are invited to join Jane as she considers the cost of her choices. At 40. Amidst a global pandemic.

After buying a ticket, downloading the performance app, and arriving at the secret location in Brooklyn, participants will be prompted to navigate and interact with the store through a series of choices and tasks. The resulting experience is part immersive theatre, part audio tour, and an entirely unique experience for each person.

The 2021 production of Assemble has been reworked and revised to meet the current moment. This production is fully compliant with all federal and local COVID-19 regulations, and the experience is solitary, socially distanced, and masked.
Photo credit: Talya Chalef
Assemble stars Jen Taher (Bobrauschenbergamerica, Siti Company), Sophie Sorensen (Sing, Goddess, HERE Arts Center), and Danny Bryck (As the World Turns, CBS; The Donkey Show, ART), and features a global ensemble of 20 voice actors including Alison Bell (The Letdown, Netflix; The Leftovers, HBO), Neil D’Astolfo (Stephen Colbert Presents Tooning Out the News; Our Cartoon President), Robin Galloway (The Misanthrope, New York Theater Workshop; The Master Builder with Wallace Shawn), Brooke Ishibashi (The Good Person of Szechwan, The Public; People Are Talking, NBC), and Mia Katigbak (Obie Award winner for Awake and Sing!, National Asian American Theatre Company; How to Get Away With Murder).

Assemble plays Thursdays through Mondays, every 20 minutes, with four people per slot (5-7pm weekdays, 4-7pm weekends), from Oct 8 – Nov 5.

Tickets are $40 ($30 for students, artists, and unemployed) and are now available online at www.projectassemble.org.

Location: Exact performance start location is revealed after ticket purchase. Participants will need a charged smartphone and earphones. The app will work on both Android and iOS.

Running Time: 90-120 minutes

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