Steve Rashid ’79 part of interactive online theater experience depicting Roaring ’20s

Steve Rashid ’79 of Evanston, Illinois, and his family were featured in a review/article published March 10 in the Chicago Tribune.

Studio 5, a performing arts center of which Rashid is co-founder and artistic director, is offering livestreaming performances of “Into the Mist.” The final three performances will be held April 16, April 23 and April 30. Details and ticket information is available at intothemist.net.

The show is a unique, immersive and interactive experience where viewers can interact with the performers in real time via a chat room. Viewers are taken back to the Jazz Age of 1927 to visit gamblers, drinkers, flappers, musicians and other interesting types. They can wander freely through the world of that raucous decade, hang out in a speakeasy, attend a rent party, play blackjack against a shady dealer, watch some fancy footwork in a dance hall, converse with literary figures of the day, glimpse a fashion show, go to the cinema … and then gather with your friends in a club to hear a hot band.

There are 25 “stages” in the form of rooms or hallways to enter and stay for as long as each viewer likes. The experience is “part game, part puzzle, part interaction, part entertainment,” Rashid told the newspaper.

Rashid majored in music and philosophy at Ripon and received the Distinguished Alumni Citation in 2004. He is an Emmy Award-winning composer, a performer, producer and recording engineer.


Related Posts

Zachary Morris '02

Zachary Morris ’02 named chair of the UW Department of Human Oncology

Zachary Morris ’02 has been named chair of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health Department of Human Oncology. A leading expert […]

Rally Days 2024

Rally Days 2024 supports Forever Ripon campaign

Rally Days 2024 is LIVE! Our goal is to secure 1,000 gifts to support the Forever Ripon campaign between Wednesday, April 3, and Friday, April 5. Celebrate […]

James P. Danky '70

James P. Danky ’70 curates political cartoon exhibit to run in Milwaukee, Ripon

James P. Danky ’70 is the guest curator for the exhibit “Pow-litical Comics: From Ripon to the RNC,” to run April 12 to July 22 […]

Mark Franzen, Ripon College Class of 1983 and Chair of the Board of Trustees

Mark Franzen ’83 to begin term as chair of the Ripon College Board of Trustees

Mark Franzen ’83 of Paradise Valley, Arizona, and Green Lake, Wisconsin, will begin his term as the new chair of the Ripon College Board of […]

 


Related Areas of Study