A NEW SONIC IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE
FROM THE INTERNATIONAL TEAM OF
POSEIDON THEATRE COMPANY
PLEASE WEAR HEADPHONES
FOR THE BEST EXPERIENCE
We are excited to begin to work in this medium and create moments of imagination & escape through immersive sonic design.
We Begin with a Series of Short Original Ghost Stories by
New York Times Best Selling Author &
Playwright Jeffrey James Keyes
We would love to hear from you, you can reach out to us at
With deep appreciation & love, we wish you and your dear ones health and safety.
Sincerely, Aaron Salazar
Producing Artistic Director & Founder
"WHEN THEY SLEEP"
"DUSK IN THE PARK"
JEFFREY JAMES KEYES is an interdisciplinary writer and producer. He co-authored the New York Times bestseller Killer Chef with James Patterson. A graduate of Columbia University’s MFA Playwriting Program and Fordham University College at the Lincoln Center’s BA Theatre Performance Program, his plays have been developed or featured at SoHo Playhouse, the Old Vic/Old Vic New Voices, 59E59, EST, Rogue Machine Theatre and the Prologue Theatre. His award-winning short film uniform was selected for over thirty film festivals including the Reeling Film Festival in Chicago, New Filmmakers Los Angeles, Cinema Diverse, and more. He is a recipient of the Artists’ Patron Fund’s 2019 Gold Award wrote the script for the new VR project Digital Arrest (NYC Media Lab '19 winner, Creative Technology), and served as a staff writer for the new series Extra Room.
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DARA KRAMER has been a member of the Poseidon Theatre Company from its premiere. Previous productions with PTC include The Off-Broadway productions of The Cooping Theory and The Cooping Theory: 1969, Bittersweet at The Cell, and Antigone. Web series: The Goodpie Girl. Animation: Ash Sparks. Dara is an audiobook narrator and producer whose work can be found on Audible and Amazon. Training: Binghamton University, London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, Atlantic Acting School. www.darakramer.com @daraistweeting @daraisgramming
MANUEL PELAYO is the resident composer for Poseidon Theatre Company, his most recent work with PTC was the NY Times Featured The Cooping Theory 1969. Other works with PTC include: BitterSweet at The Cell Theatre, the original production of The Cooping Theory & the upcoming production of The Object. He Graduated from Film Scoring Program at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). As a producer for more than 10 years, he has been part of Films, Theatre Plays and Corporate Videos as Sound Designer, Composer, Producer, Mixer and he is currently Sound Design Professor at University of Advance Technologies (UNIAT). Manuel is lives and works out of Guadalajara Mexico.
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CATURAH BROWN is a NY based actor and theater maker. She graduated from Marymount Manhattan College with a BFA in Acting and studied Shakespeare at BADA. She recently founded Online Theater Company and hosts new play readings online every week. Previous credits include Good Friday (The Flea), Or, An Astronaut Play (The Tank), Ms. Estrada (The Flea), and The Coward (Duke Theater). You can keep up with Caturah's upcoming projects at caturahbrown.com and IG @caturahdelores_
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SAMANTHA LACEY JOHNSON is excited to venture into this new domain in theatre with Poseidon Theatre Company. Recently she finished filming her upcoming short film as Karen Wells in “Soothsayer” from Theatre of Terror productions. She also designed the costumes and starred as Gina Standen in P.T.C’s Off-Broadway immersive production of “Who Killed Edgar Allan Poe? The Cooping Theory: 1969.” Other credits in theatre include Virginia (The Cooping Theory), Helen Jenkins (Welcome to the Doll Den), Alice (The Tea Party). Credits in film include Clover Pans (The Adventures of Hot Head), Kylie (Jester Bits), and a recurring character on the web series Screen Crashers. Samantha has been featured in The New York Times, The New York Post, Wall Street Journal, NY Daily News, Playbill, Broadway World, and Time Out New York. Training: MN Acting Studio, Ne Wesleyan University. www.samanthalaceyjohnson.com @samanthalaceyjohnson
GIANCARLO BONFANTI "Ssanti" is the creation of Mexican pianist and composer Giancarlo Bonfanti, a musician specialized in neoclassical music. It was through the influence of Yann Tiersen and Ludovico Einaudi that Giancarlo started to immerse himself in the styles of modern classical contemporary composers. This led him to train seriously at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts and at the London Centre of Creative Media, before making a move to the city of Barcelona, where he found himself develop as an artist and began to shape his own musical career through original works. Today Giancarlo lives and works out of Mexico City, where he continues to compose music as well as produce music for various artists. Giancarlo is the resident composer for Poseidon Theatre Company, working as a team with Manuel Pelayo, his most recent work with PTC was the NY Times Featured The Cooping Theory 1969. Other works with PTC include: BitterSweet at The Cell Theatre, the original production of The Cooping Theory & the upcoming production of The Object.
AARON SALAZAR is a New York City Theatre Director/Producer & choreographer who specializes in Immersive and Experiential work. Salazar’s Artistic Home is Poseidon Theatre Company of which he is the Producing Artistic Director & Founder. He enters into his 2nd decade in NYC with his most recent work: The Cooping Theory 1969: Who Killed Edgar Allan Poe? An immersive paranormal experience with Executive Producers: DDM Productions at RPM Underground in Midtown Manhattan. His work has been featured in The New York Times, New York Post, New York Daily News, Wall Street Journal, Time Out NY (Best Immersive Theatre in NYC/ Top 13 Best Halloween Shows 2019) and received the title of “Best Immersive Shows & Experiences of 2019” from No Proscenium and was awarded Best Environmental Immersion (show) 2019 in the U.S. from Immersion Nation.
Online his work was featured on XLive.com, Playbill.com, No Proscenium & Urban Milan. Salazar has been featured on the podcasts: Bagels & Broadway with Valerie Smaldone & Immersion Nation with Nathanial Skye. Salazar has also been a key speaker for the Infinity Makers Collective. As an educator Salazar works as the lead instructor for the newly launched partnership with Wildrence (NY’s Premier Immersive Venue and Consultation Studio): Immersive Labs “Acting In Immersive” training program/workshop series in New York City. Under the direction of Executive Director: Tony Mayes & Founding Producers Yvonne Chang & Jae Lee.
Salazar has spent a life in the theatre starting at the age of 8 years old. Having been a student in the final years of the “magnet” vocational training programs, he started training in the arts in the 4th grade and has never looked back. Since moving to NYC 20 years ago, he has worked in a myriad of capacities in the arts. Both on and off stage. As a celebrated educator, Salazar’s students have moved on to have success in film, television & Broadway. With a foundation in classical theatre craft & dance, he has married all of his skills to hone the formation of Poseidon Theatre Company in NYC. “PTC” focuses on the Exploration & Development of Immersive & Traditional works through classic based texts and lore both from the great canon of foundational stories and modern mythology.
Other projects include co-hosting the Creative Hustle Podcast with Hassan Sayeed and the relaunch of the Poseidon Theatre Company Podcast. Most recently Salazar mounted “BitterSweet” an immersive pop-up installation featuring the art of Mikel Glass at Nancy Manocherian’s The Cell Theatre in NYC (Artistic Director Kira Simring) where he is a current artist in residence with Poseidon Theatre Company developing a new production for the Spring/Summer of 2020.