THE GAME THEATRE is an entertainment company producing feverish Live Role-Play Game experiences that use daring social strategy and customized game mechanics to create compelling realms where you, and those around you, decide the outcome. This combination results in our player guests creating spontaneous interactive theater between themselves.
The company produces:
- Interactive theater game experiences
- Private/corporate events
- Promotional events
- Live role-play gaming at top game conventions
- "Crisis situational training" for company team effectiveness
The 'Game' element of THE GAME THEATRE are our original social game designs that trigger human psychology from a variety of perspectives. Our experiences combine live role-play with social science and innovative game mechanics to create an exciting interpersonal alternate reality.
Our events entertain experienced players yet are also very approachable for beginners. The Game Directors 'cast' everyone in roles that are best suited for their interests. Moreover, our events are always "a game, within a game" so there are multiple channels of social exploration available to everyone.
Become someone new and forge a unique destiny through social adventuring...
The 'Theatre' element of THE GAME THEATRE is the magic that occurs between our player guests. In experimental dramatic circles this is referred to as interactive theater. Our 'show' is the spectacle of social progression that arises from the shared experience between you and those around you within our unique world.
Simply put: our event designs create a pervasive experience where you and everyone else around you are transformed into both spectator and performer. We create spontaneous environments where organic storytelling becomes a natural experience to behold, tested, and remembered.
Through research and development as a dual Off Broadway and leading Game Convention production, THE GAME THEATRE has clinically tested event formulas. You will self-navigate to uncover information, find allies, identify adversaries, and make daring decisions that progresses your role, your team, and the entire world. This results in exciting (and unexpected) new social connections, and this compelling interaction is our hallmark.
On typical night when you go out with friends you may talk to a few strangers, but will mostly communicate within your own group. You're hereby warned: not with us.
Our Mission: we exist in an enveloping sensory world where we are constantly forced to be a viewer. Whether it be your phone, online, or other channel, our eyes and ears are targeted every second.
Our experiences shatter this and one powerful tool we use is Team Building. The relationship between you and your own role, your team, and the greater world around you will compel you to experience both genuine new social connections and "I cannot believe it was you!" enemies you never anticipated.
Live Action Role Play, this is the real deal. While other LARPing can get really deep, The Game Theatre does a great job at providing an “entry level” experience that might blow your mind... Senior Players will be planted within the crowd and will be messing with you in the funniest of ways. By mid point in the night, things will get hot and people will be yelling as plot twists blow the lid on what you thought immersive theatre could be. It’s amazing the depth and time the producers have put into for this production. I guarantee you’ve never experienced anything like this before. - Adam Aleksander (adamaleksanderpresents.com)
THE GAME THEATRE's experiences are original and never predetermined. You will assume the role of a unique character and will find yourself a part of a grand story. You then will be handed secret objectives that will direct the progression of events for you (and others). We cherish our guests so you will precisely know why good (or bad) things have happened for you, your team, and the world around you!
Of course attaining victory is coveted, however what's most memorable is the collective social journey that you will have embarked, as this is the centerpiece of our entertainment value.
The designers of THE GAME THEATRE are knowns as The Game Directors.
Evan Michaels, Esq. is the Co-Game Director, Producer, Writer, Caster, and Game Designer for the production. He is also and attorney for creatives.
Christopher Batarlis is the Co-Game Director, Lead Game Designer, and Master of Ceremonies for the production. He is also a trained London stage actor and President of his own board game publishing company, Everything Epic.
Evan and Chris have been producing and testing their event experiences for four years at various locations underneath Manhattan. They have worked with film studios on promotional events and have been featured at leading game conventions to display new design content.
The company also collaborates with immersive spaces artist Vivian Charlesworth.