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Forming first rooms of The Republic

Last night the first two rooms of The Republic began to take shape. It was another late night in our warehouse as schemer Phillip Burgos and I made a few walls rise from frames on the floor to form actual spaces.

Now, we aren’t revealing exactly what these spaces are, as we want you to discover the environments on your own when you come experience The Republic in May. But these under-cosntruction rooms are just two of the many detail-rich areas you’ll encounter while walking through our maze.

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Building continues tonight. And tomorrow. And the next day… and every day for the foreseeable future until all walls are up – which at this pace will happen sooner than we ever expected, allowing us even more time to fully design each room and work with our performers to perfect the experience for you.

But sooner than that, amidst all this construction, you already have a chance to step inside our performance space this coming Saturday, March 28 at our Fundraising Party. With just 1 week left in our Kickstarter, we aim to meet our goal this coming weekend while giving you a 3-hour special event you won’t soon forget. More details here. We look forward to seeing you there!

 – Ricky Brigante / Rogue: Hypnos


Building officially begins as The Republic immersive theater experience takes shape

There has never been a busier time for The Republic design team than the last few days.

Building has begun.

Thanks to your continued Kickstarter contributions (8 days left!) we’ve made our lumber purchases ahead of schedule and have immediately gone to work.

Our 18,000 square-foot warehouse is now housing a flurry of construction activity taking place amidst our continuing rehearsals. We’re working hard to rapidly construct the many walls that will form the elaborate maze of rooms you will get to explore beginning May 2015.

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Imagine building and fully decorating an 18,000 square-foot house in a matter of a few weeks. That is the task we have undertaken to create The Republic for you. And we’ll be ready for our opening day in less than two months with an interactive performance like you’ve never seen before.

Please keep backing our Kickstarter and spreading the word about the project. Your donations are tremendously helpful to keep progress moving. We can feel the buzz building about The Republic and it’s only going to get crazier from here.

 – Ricky Brigante / Rogue: Hypnos


Kickstarter milestone + a building request

Late yesterday we were incredibly excited to see that our Kickstarter project – less than 4 days running – has already hit 25% of its goal!

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(Well, technically 24.9%… but close enough!)

Thanks so much to our generous contributors, especially the one lucky person (so far) who will be spending an evening with The Republic creator Sarah Elger up in her control center, towering over the show as it runs.

That is one of the many unique experiences we’re offering exclusively through Kickstarter, available in limited quantities.

As the funds start to add up, we are moving into our next phase of the project: building. We’re moving into our warehouse soon and are planning the massive set build ahead of us. Most importantly, we need lumber!

So if you or anyone you know happens to have a lead on inexpensive lumber, either through deals, surplus, or even sponsorship for us, please email info@therepublicgame.com with details.

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Thank you for all your Kickstarter contributions so far. With 26 days still remaining, we look forward to blasting past our goal and launching some exciting stretch goals to make The Republic even more amazing.

 – Ricky Brigante / Rogue: Hypnos