Kaidan Project:
Walls Grow Thin

Presented in Association with East West Players
With Support from Venturous Theater Fund of Tides Foundation
Written by Lisa Dring, Rosie Narasaki and Chelsea Sutton with Rogue Artists Ensemble
Directed by Sean T. Cawelti
Music Composed by Shih-Wei "Willie" Wu

In a small group of sixteen, you enter a mysterious warehouse and ascend to the fifth floor in a creaking freight elevator. A voice calls out through the shadows, drowning you in echoes of wells and engines and graveyards, in tangles of hair and snow, in sharp reflections of our darkest and most human moments. Kaidan Project: Walls Grow Thin is a multi-sensory, site specific experience refracting ancient Japanese ghost stories through a modern, multi-cultural lens, revealing the noise of our histories and the silences that haunt us. A small group enters a room alone, guided by a voice, each room a different story - will you complete the ritual?

Kaidan Project is a walking show in a secret six-story storage facility built in 1927. Audiences will travel through over 9,500 square feet of themed environments. The play contains mature themes, adult language, and theatrical violence, and is not recommended for audience members who are not comfortable with walking, ducking, navigating small spaces, standing for periods of time, loud noises, moments of complete darkness, or being alone. Address and entry information for this secret location will be provided after tickets have been purchased.

Upcoming Performances:

Previews: October 5 - 12, 2017
Opening: October 13, 2017
Performances: October 14 - November 5, 2017
Special Performances: October 30 & 31

Performance times to be announced.
Wheelchair accessible shows to be announced.
Tickets On Sale Summer 2017


Secret Mid City Warehouse
to be released after purchase of ticket


Development Team:

Lisa Dring, Lori Meeker, Noelle Hoffman, Sean T. Cawelti, Snehal Desai, Miles Taber, Sarah Kay Peters, Chelsea Sutton

Special Thanks

Kaidan Project is supported by the Venturous Theater Fund of Tides Foundation, City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department, Los Angeles County Arts Commission, City of West Hollywood Arts Commission, the Japan Foundation, Japanese Garden in Van Nuys, the Jim Henson Foundation, Macy's, and the National Endowment for the Arts.