Walls Grow Thin
Presented in Association with East West Players
You receive a letter from a woman who is haunted by a mysterious event in her 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, immersive, 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?
Extended through Nov. 19th
Now - November 19th
TIMES: Thursdays and Sundays at 7:30pm, 7:50pm, 8:10pm, 8:45pm, 9:05pm
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm, 7:50pm, 8:10pm, 8:45pm, 9:05pm, 9:25pm
PERFORMANCE RUN TIME: 75-80 MINUTES
18 & OVER ONLY
In The Press:
“A THOROUGHLY ENTERTAINING TRIP… part haunted house, part art installation, part performance-art piece... increasingly wondrous… lovingly designed to engage a variety of senses” — Margaret Gray, Los Angeles Times
“A BEAUTIFUL AND MACABRE WORLD… an impressively detailed experience… I happily recommend this show” — Terry Morgan, Talkin’ Broadway
“BRILLIANT… Rogue/EWP have earned a place in one of the weirdest, coolest supernatural monster traditions on the planet… Kaidan is a really good show.” — Eric Larkin, Dwarf & Giant
“AMAZING… An utterly fun mash-up of different Japanese ghost stories… One of the best new haunts of SoCal's Halloween season.” — Jonathan Bilski, Things To Do in L.A.
“A MASTERPIECE… 10 out of 10…. My mind is still reeling from the experience.” — Patrick Chavis, LA Theatre Bites
“A FASCINATING ADVENTURE INTO THE UNKNOWN… As artistically beautiful and complex as it is otherworldly… Get ready to have your mind blown… I can't rave about it enough.” – Ellen Dostal, Broadway World
“KUDOS… DARK, SCARY AND SINISTER… an immersive haunted house setting with ghostly twists and turns…the talented cast successfully conveys the mystifying and chilling nature of these ageless tales from Japan. Get ready to jump right into the middle of these legends.” — Elaine Mura, LA Splash
“A SINGULAR THEATRICAL EXPERIENCE… potent visuals… Unlike some immersive experiences which compel their audience, the feeling in this production is always one of invitation. I suggest you accept.” — Michael Van Duzer, Showmag.com
“AN ADVENTURE… intriguing awesome splendor. Keep your eyes peeled! You will never know what’s coming up behind, in front or sideways of you” — Tracey Paleo, Gia On the Move
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$70 Thursday and Sundays, $75 Friday and Saturdays
If a date is not listed to buy a ticket, we are most likely sold out. We will announce any ticket openings as they become available.
Secret Mid City Warehouse, Los Angeles, 90019
Somewhere between Arlington Ave and 6th Street.
to be released after purchase of ticket
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 AT 2PM of the production that is wheelchair accessible.
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, Macy's and the United Neighborhoods Neighborhood Council.
Dawn Anderson, Yiouli Archontaki,
Tyler Bremer, Tom Dang, Lara Thomas Ducey,
Eric Fagundes, Julia Garcia Combs, McCristol Harris III, Heidi Hilliker, Tane Kawasaki, Steve Jun, Jolene Kim,
Amir Levi, Thomas Isao Morinaka, Jasmine Orpilla,
Ricky Pak, Robert Paterno, Sarah Kay Peters,
Jonathan Reich, Anthony Rutowicz, Miles Taber,
Randi Tahara, Paul Turbiak, Kiki Yeung, Reggie Yip.
Written by Lisa Dring and Chelsea Sutton with Rogue Artists Ensemble, Directed by Sean T. Cawelti, Music Composed by Adrien Prévost, Scenic Design by Keith Mitchell and Dillon Nelson, Lighting Design by Karyn Lawrence, Costume Design by Lori Meeker, Video Design by Matthew G. Hill, Sound Design by Steve Swift and Gilly Moon, Properties Design and Associate Scenic Design by Glenn Michael Baker, Puppet and Mask designs by Sean T. Cawelti, Jack Pullman, and Brian White, Hair & Makeup Design by Monique Paredes
Assistant Director Darcie Crager, Associate Lighting Designer Liam Sterbinsky, Assistant Costume Designer Jazz Hager, Assistant Video Design Sara Haddadin, Associate Puppet and Mask Designers Morgan Rebane, Christine Papalexis & Greg Ballora, 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.
Lisa Dring, Lori Meeker, Noelle Hoffman, Sean T. Cawelti, Snehal Desai, Miles Taber, Sarah Kay Peters, Chelsea Sutton