Kaidan Project:
Walls Grow Thin

Presented in Association with East West Players

Written by Lisa Dring, Rosie Narasaki and Chelsea Sutton with Rogue Artists Ensemble
Directed by Sean T. Cawelti

You receive a letter from your childhood friend who is haunted by a mysterious event in your shared past—and she needs your help. When you arrive at her family’s warehouse, you ascend to the fifth and sixth floors in a creaking freight elevator, followed by a voice that 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 your darkest moments—a voice that may not be human.

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 of twelve enters a room alone, the walls begins to thin, and a dark spirit stirs within you - will you ever escape it?

Upcoming Performances:

Previews: October 5, 6, 7 & 12, 2017
Opening: October 13, 2017
Performances: October 14 - November 5, 2017
Special Performances: October 30 & 31
Matinees: Saturday, October 21 and Saturday, November 4 beginning at 2 p.m.

TIMES: Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays (and special Halloween performances) every 20 minutes beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets $50 previews
$125 opening night
$65-$75 October 14 - November 5
Tickets On Sale September 4, 2017


Kaidan Project: Walls Grow Thin is an immersive experience in 10,000 square feet of warehouse space and combines masked and unmasked actors, highly expressive physical performance, interactive sets, multiple puppetry traditions, projected media, sophisticated special effects, and illusions. It 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. Because of its nature, the show is not wheelchair accessible and audience members must be able to navigate stairs on their own, however Rogue Artists Ensemble will be offering a special modified matinee performance of the production that is wheelchair accessible.



Secret Mid City Warehouse
to be released after purchase of ticket


Special Thanks

Kaidan Project: Walls Grow Thin is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, 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, and Macy's.

Production Team:

Music Composed by Adrien Prévost, scenic design by Keith Mitchell, lighting design by Karyn Lawrence, costume design by Lori Meeker, video design by Matthew Hill, sound design by Steve Swift and Gilly Moon, props design by Glenn Michael Baker, and puppet and mask designs by Sean T. Cawelti, Jack Pullman, and Brian White. 

Assistant Director Darcie Crager, Assistant Scenic Designer Dillon Nelson, Associate Lighting Designer Liam Sterbinsky, Assistant Costume Designer Jazz Hager, Associate Puppet and Mask Designers Morgan Rebane and Leah Olbrich, Music Consultant Shih-Wei "Willie" Wu, Movement Coaches Jessica Hanna and Joyce Lu, Cultural Advisor Shigeru Yaji, Paranormal and Culture Consultant Jasmine Orpilla, Dramaturge and Immersive Consultant Spencer Williams.

Development Team:

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