The Republic {2015} – pseudonym productions
orlando, florida {2015}

“Innovative new interactive entertainment”

“Orlando’s hottest new date night experience”

“Thrilling Theater”

“One of Orlando’s Most Uniquely Entertaining Experiences”

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WATCH: The Republic overview

{ players react }

This was one of the best experiences of my life!”

Steven M.

“What a mind blowing experience!”

David Z.

“Amazing wonderful fantastic. Especially for non-theatrical or shy type people. I’ve never seen someone come out of their shell like my friends did. This is an amazing and empowering experience”

Allison F.

“Felt like a kid again cause you use your imagination, acting, questioning, not knowing who to trust, mystery at every corner.”

Helen M.

“It like immersive theatre and a choose your own adventure book had a love child. Do not pass this up.”

Jonna N.

“I’ve been waiting 3 years for immersive theater to come to Orlando, and The Republic did not disappoint.”

Jess P.

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{ the experience }

the republic was a proof-of-concept experience that established the foundation for our future interactive productions. billed as a “real life video game,” this experience mashed up elements of immersive theater with gaming to allow players to truly control the weird world around them. 

making its sold-out debut at the Orlando Fringe festival, this inventive experience became an instant phenomenon that was unlike anything the city had ever seen. players praised its in-depth level of interactivity and the raw energy it created for every participant. 

WATCH: The Republic closer look

across an 18,000 square foot warehouse, an alternate reality was formed – a dystopian world inspired by the works of plato, greek mythology, fritz lang’s “metropolis,” and terry gilliam’s “brazil.” no two evenings were ever the same, as the show changed in realtime, live directed based on the decisions players made. 

over its 11-week run (may-july 2015), it invigorated more than 1,000 players and helped solidify our path toward creating even bigger experiences that would touch audiences on an even deeper level. 

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{ the world }

a conflicted society. a broken social system. an opportunity for rebellion.

taking inspiration from Plato’s work of the same name, the founders of the Republic created a caste system into which all new inhabitants are sorted, becoming golds, silvers, bronzes – or slaves. and with each placement arrives mandatory responsibilities.

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bronzes worked the factory, powering the society. silvers policed it, ensuring all obeyed the rules. golds enjoyed a twisted life of luxury. and slaves did whatever they were told. those who refused to comply were banished to the Labyrinth, a place of legend where mythical creatures are said to live.

overseeing it all is The Office, a totalitarian regime of unworthy leaders who have the sole power to induct and instruct new members as they wish. at the top of it all resides an all-powerful leader known only as Sir.

but in this society, no one is at peace. no one is content. everyone hungers for power and feels it is within reach. let the rebellion begin.

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{ the players }

more than 1,000 players joined THE REPUBLIC. their enthusiasm began from the first night, quickly helping to sell out all performances at the Orlando Fringe Festival with their repeat visits. this was the beginning of our unexpected following, amassing excited fans who were eager to discover all our productions for years to come.

WATCH: Fans react to The Republic

{ tv news coverage }

the republic was featured on Central Florida News 13 as well as in an in-studio interview with NBC WESH2.

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{ creative team }

director, co-producer, co-writer: 
sarah a.s. elger

lead writer: 
nikhil menezes

co-producer & technical director: 
ricky brigante

set designers: 
sarah a.s. elger, nathanael white

greg nicolett

makeup fx designers: 
dave “doc” o’connell, eric garcia

logo designers: 
ray keim, ricky brigante

web designer, photographer, videographer: 
ricky brigante

phil burgos

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orlando, florida {2016}