This fall, audio-theatre experience “Among Us” returns to the West Coast for several performances. Marike Splint will bring her immersive theatre experience ‘Among Us‘ to WithoutWalls Festival in October & to Santa Monica in November.
In the walking piece “Among Us”, the audience members are the protagonists, and the city is the stage. Among Us takes you to places you may have passed many times, but invites you to view them through a different lens. How do you relate to the strangers on the streets? What can you imagine about the lives of the people that brush by? How much are you willing to share about yourself to others, to learn where your connections lie?
Among Us moves from observation to participation, culminating in a game of choice and affiliation that gradually illuminates the hidden social structures that define us.
Marike Splint is a Dutch director specializing in site-responsive and immersive theater. Fascinated by the theme of belonging, she explores the relationship between people, places, and identity. She has created shows in sites ranging from wide open meadows to taxicabs, train stations and hotel rooms. Her work has been presented by festivals and theaters all around the world, such as Urbane Kunste Ruhr (Germany), Oerol Festival (The Netherlands) and the Live Arts Exchange Festival (USA). Splint received her MFA in directing from Columbia University and currently serves as a faculty member in the Department of Theater at UCLA.