“memory is no excuse to stand still on the long journey Home.”
moonlight serenade (APR/MAY 2019)
“…an elevated and gracious form of storytelling: one that enjoys and celebrates the peculiar, the awkward, the offbeat.” –Lauren Bello, NoProscenium
“…demonstrates the power of human connection while also telling a story that explores our need for it.” –Tim Beedle, Haunting
A remote narrative adventure, beginning with the purchase of a star. Individual participants took a fantastical journey to outer space and home again, exploring shades of creativity, loneliness, ownership, and moving on along the way.
moonlight serenade featured the voices of Evan Neiden, Jonathan Connolly, Rae Covey, Jack Drummond, Alessandra Hernández, Daniel Hendon, Riley Nelson, and Leo Merrick.
Directed by John Ertman, Jonathan Connolly, and Evan Neiden. Visual art by Daniel Hendon. This three-day remote experience transpired via phone calls and text messages.
“We are survived by the voices; the ghosts we leave in the machine.”
Crossed Wires (oct 2018)
“…exquisite grief and wonder…” –Lauren Bello, NoProscenium
“…the experience thrums like a dial tone through my being.” –Cristen Brinkerhoff, Haunting
A remote anthology of momentary experiences for a solo participant. Over the course of three encounters – EXCIEO, COLLECT CALL, and NOW ‘N LATER – participants forged intimate and impactful connections exploring the unsettling inevitability of fortune, justice, death, and forgiveness.
Crossed Wires featured the voices of Evan Neiden, Jonathan Connolly, Natalie Welber, Jack Drummond, and Harrison O’Callaghan. This three-day remote experience transpired via phone calls and text messages.
"What frightens you about traffic lights?"
lastcandlearx (jan-jun 2018)
An Instagram account; fifty curious participants. The enigmatic world of Kerzenhaus Psychiatric Hospital. A patient called ‘Apprentice;’ a fractured, psychological fairy tale.
A long-form, fully customized alternate reality experience with a tectonic conclusion.
When searching for something as meaningful as justice, what's left if you don't like what you find?
lastcandlearx featured the voices of Evan Neiden, Jonathan Connolly, and John Ertman. This five-month remote experience transpired via phone calls, Slack, email, and instant messaging.
An interview with the creator, conducted by Taylor Winters, is available at Haunting.