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Presence at Leadership Summit

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Presence at Leadership Summit

We are very pleased to bring Presence, Risk, Acceptance, Whirligig’s collaboration with playwright Kirk Lynn, to an exclusive leadership retreat this week. This is a boutique leadership gathering designed to spark peer conversation and connection around community building for brands. To meet the need, we are applying revisions to our question and game-mechanic driven text, and of course, we are hand-building another set of analog game boxes to guide our audience through the presentation. For the box-building session, we worked with our...

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Moment of Choice

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Moment of Choice

Audience members have asked when do actors find out what scene they’ll be doing next. This is when we find out, sometimes a few seconds earlier if it’s a landslide.  The one below was a squeaker. It’s these few seconds in which the rest of the evening for almost everybody in the show is decided.  Monologues drop onto the table, whole characters are shrugged off for the night, blood rigging is moved to another entrance, props are switched to different zones, and dressers sprint to meet their actor in a now entirely different...

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#DrunkOresteia: The Complete Series

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#DrunkOresteia: The Complete Series

Join us for the complete series of The Drunk Oresteia, directed by Lowell Bartholomee and created by Whirligig Productions to supplement Deus Ex...

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Unclogging The Data Pipe

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Unclogging The Data Pipe

For today’s performance, we implemented a change in text message behavior. Previously we were pushing via text message the voting options to each phone, reinforcing the options made available on the screens in the performance (and for some of the votes via spoken lines). We found that for last night’s full-to-bursting audience, that: the information appeared redundant owing to the other methods we present the options the volume of messages produced was contributing to a general slow down of message arrival While the voting numbers...

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Industry Night: Monday, January 12th

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Industry Night: Monday, January 12th

We are having a special performance of Deus Ex Machina on Monday, January 12th to ensure our colleagues in the entertainment and arts industries can join us in the audience. And because so many of us in these fields take a vow of poverty, we are offering a $10 discount on all ticket levels for the night. All are welcome on this specially discounted off-night performance. Secure Your $10 Industry Night Discount Go to the Long Center Box Office Where it says “Enter promo code,” enter the code “Apollo” Purchase yer tix...

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Structuring A Narrative Multiverse

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Structuring A Narrative Multiverse

Deus Ex Machina began with a conversation about yielding to an audience agency over a play’s narrative trajectory while preserving the structure and prepare-ability of a traditional play. We settled quickly on diverging, scripted timelines, a multiverse of narrative lines that split at multiple inflection points responding to audience voting. How to do this gracefully? How to submerge the mechanics of voting into the world of the play to produce a frictionless experience that shines the light on the art, and not a petulant display of...

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Deus Discounts: Repeats, Students, Military, Humpday, Industry Night

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Deus Discounts: Repeats, Students, Military, Humpday, Industry Night

Tickets to “Deus Ex Machina” are on sale at the Long Center online, by phone at (512) 474-LONG (5664), and in person at the box office at 701 W. Riverside Drive Austin, TX 78704. Discounts We have a few discounts for many of you, and we hope you will take advantage of the one that gives you the cheapest price (discounts do not stack). Repeat Attendees Once you have attended a performance, you are eligible to purchase yourself a discounted ticket for $18* To secure this discount you must either call the box office or purchase in...

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Last Minute Christmas Gift: “Deus” Tickets at a Discount

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Last Minute Christmas Gift: “Deus” Tickets at a Discount

Need a last minute Christmas gift? Whirligig’s got you covered. Now through Christmas day, all tickets for “Deus Ex Machina” are 10% off. Just follow the link and use the promo code: “brumalia”...

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Tickets Now On Sale for “Deus Ex Machina”

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Tickets Now On Sale for “Deus Ex Machina”

Tickets are now on sale for Deus Ex Machina at the Long Center Box Office (online and in-person). Deus Ex Machina opens on January 3rd at the Long Center for the Performing Arts in the Rollins Theatre, and closes January 18th. There are only 13 performances of this ground-breaking production. Ring in the New Year with us by joining the audience as we break new theatrical ground with this integration of theater, technology and gaming. Head over to The Long Center’s box office to get your tickets...

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#DrunkOresteia: The Drunken Ben Hur of Austin Theater

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#DrunkOresteia: The Drunken Ben Hur of Austin Theater

Inspired by the often brilliant TV series (née web series) Drunk History,  Whirligig, under the skillful direction of Lowell Bartholomee, has put together a series called The Drunk Oresteia, and is our re-telling of the Trojan War and the greek plays that constitute the House of Atreus / The Oresteia, which are respectively, the prequel and substantive source material for Deus Ex Machina. Whirligig is immensely grateful to the enormous cast and production team that helped us bring this ridiculous idea to...

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